ePharmacy Latest Promotion Consult a Specialist
Need Help?
Malaysia's #1
Health Forum

I have quit smoking a month ago

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: September 6, 2021 3:26 AM
kumar 19 months

Dr, I have quit smoking a month ago. Been smoking for more than 40 years already. This decision was made because my daughter just gave birth and she wont allow me to hold my grandchild bcos of my bad body odour. But I realised my weight is reducing in the past 3 months. Could this be cancer or something?

Dr Ramzdhan 8 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for coming forward with the question and I would to commend you on quitting cigarettes. You have made the right decision as smoking cigarettes is a risk factor to a lot of diseases. You have been smoking for a long time. It is understandable for your daughter to feel uncomfortable as smoking affects everyone around including her new born.

Quitting smoking allows your lungs to get stronger and better blood flow. The risk of a heart attack also gets lower. Within one year, the risk of getting a heart attack becomes half of what it was a year ago. Smelling better is also a benefit of quitting. It also prevents harm to others that may happen via second hand smoke.

The loss of weight combined with chronic smoking can be attributed to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or lung cancer. In COPD, there is less air flows through the airway. It consists of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The airways become thick and inflamed due to smoking.

The symptoms include smoker’s cough that is nagging, shortness of breath on physical activity, wheezing, blue lips and weight loss. This can be treated by quitting smoking and therapies such as oxygen and inhaler. Smoking cigarettes also is the number one risk factor of lung cancer as 80 to 90% of death due to lung cancer is among smokers. Tobacco smoke contains more than 7000 chemicals and some of them are carcinogenic.

If there is a family history of lung cancer, your chances of having it becomes higher. Symptoms include cough with blood, difficulty in breathing and massive weight loss. I recommend that you consult a doctor to determine the problem so that it can be diagnosed on time and get treated.

Please click on this link Thinking of quitting? Consult our doctor for FREE! to talk to us privately online and discuss further about your inquiries. Thank you.

Last Updated: Mon Sep 06 2021 03:26:34 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
4.88
COVID-19 Test And Vaccine
See all coronavirus COVID-19 test service providers in Malaysia. PCR/RTK test at home, clinic, drive through or to your premises.
COVID-19 Test From RM70 COVID-19 Vaccine From RM109
Do you know that your immune system plays role in the effectiveness of vaccines?
Prevention is better than cure. Is My Body Ready to Fight Infection? Find Out in only 5 short minutes!
Start FREE Health Assessment Health Screening From RM100
Health Screening Delivered!
Perform health screening from the comfort of you home! Results in 2 days.
Order Blood Test
Online Consultation
Talk to a doctor or General Practitioner Specialist online about weight loss from anywhere you are without having to queue anymore
Doctor Consult RM19.99 Specialist Consult From RM80

Top Questions