Timeline & Stages Afer You Quit Smoking
Withdrawal symptoms and going cold turkey on cigarette smoking are quiet intense for the body to handle. So, before you give up smoking, it is important to know how your body is going to react.
Withdrawal Symptoms Timeline:
20 minutes: Heart rate and blood pressure will come back to normal.
2 hours: Fingers and toes will feel warm, you will have food cravings, feel frustrated and you will experience sleeping problems.
8 -12 hours: Nicotine and carbon monoxide levels will drop in the blood and oxygen levels will go to normal.
24 hours: Carbon monoxide clears from your body and your lungs clear up too.
48 hours or 2 days: Sense of taste and smell increases.
3 days: Nicotine is completely flushed from your body. Hence you will experience nausea, headaches and mental health issues.
2 to 3 weeks: Energy levels are restored and you can breathe easily.
1 to 12 months: Your lungs start to repair and the shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing will reduce.
1 to 5 year: Reduce the risk of heart disease.
10 years: Reduce the risk of lung disease.
Combating withdrawal symptoms is a family effort that is effective with the right diet, exercise, support system and lifestyle changes.
Article by: Tirina Remedios/healthmeup
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