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Causes, Signs and Treatment of Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a condition where the tubes, that are responsible for carrying air to the lungs, become inflamed. These tubes are commonly known as the bronchial tubes. Individuals often suffer from a cough that produces mucus when they have bronchitis. The bronchial tube lining makes the mucus. People with bronchitis may have chest discomfort, low grade fever and wheezing. There are several versions of bronchitis, including chronic bronchitis, industrial bronchitis, and acute bronchitis. Fast Facts […]

High Rate of Smokers among Patients with Mental Disorders

Cigarette smoking and other forms of nicotine addiction seem to be more common in patients with mental disorders than in other people. For example, in the US less than 18% of the adult population smoke but up to three quarters of those with schizophrenia are reported to smoke. Moreover, smoking can trigger certain mental disorders, such as dysthymia or major depression, in those who are predisposed to them. Mental health conditions that are strongly associated […]

How to Stop Smoking for Good

The key to quitting smoking is to make a firm decision to quit. For most people who have succeeded to quit, fear of death, pain or disability was the main reason to drop the habit. Other factors that convinced many people to quit include the health of others and setting a good example to children. Quitting this bad habit is not easy because nicotine is highly addictive, both physically and physiologically. You should not get […]

Skin Conditions Aggravated by Smoking

Smoking tobacco products is enormously harmful to your health. Some of the consequences are just cosmetic, such as yellow teeth or wrinkles, but others can cause serious harm to many of the body’s vital organs. One of the lesser known consequences of smoking is the harm it can cause to your skin. Smoking largely affects the skin of the face and hands, especially the mouth, eyes and fingernails. However, some of its effects on the […]