Smoking is a known lung irritant. It will make it even more difficult to get enough oxygen. Talk to your doctor about the many treatment options that are available to help you stop smoking. Nicotine replacement products, like patch or gum, can help to relieve uncomfortable side effects that occur when you stop smoking.
Alcohol abuse can lower your immune resistance. This can make it difficult to recover.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 10/2012 -
- Update Date: 03/18/2013 -