When a person quits smoking, the lungs begin a long recovery process. But it can be accelerated by following simple rules. This was told by the head of the Department of Therapy, Clinical Pharmacology and Emergency Medicine of the Moscow State Medical University named after M.V. A. E. Evdokimova, professor Arkady Vertkin.
The doctor said that tobacco smoke causes inflammation in the lungs. Many smokers suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The main signs of this ailment are shortness of breath, a wet cough with wheezing.
When a person quits smoking, it is necessary to consult a pulmonologist and a cardiologist, undergo a complete medical examination and pass the necessary tests. The doctor recommends moving more, doing breathing exercises. According to the therapist, a person who smokes may not live up to COPD, because there is a high probability of death if they contract a coronavirus infection.
- Nicotine and tar, getting into the body, roughly speaking, scratch the vessel, injure it. And we know that in such situations thrombocytes “come running” to help: they are ready to “patch up wounds”. But with such an accumulation of theirs, and even in narrow vessels with atherosclerosis, they only increase the risk of blood clot formation and sudden death, - emphasized Vertkin.
The doctor added that only an integrated approach will help to recover faster and feel healthy, reports "AiF".