Want to Quit Smoking?

May 15, 2009

no_smoking Once you stop lighting your daily or hourly cigarette, you certainly suffer from the withdrawal symptoms of nicotine. You feel exhausted, short-tempered and terrible. You crave for a cigarette butt. You notice a weight gain, increased hunger, sleeplessness, irritability, cough and a few other symptoms that make you very edgy. But the good news is that, in spite of all these, you are on the path of recovery!

Your new benefits are endless and are really worth your efforts. The healing process of your body starts immediately after stop smoking. Your lungs will enjoy the smokeless freedom, breathes easily and starts with its repairing process. The levels of carbon monoxide and nicotine decreases while you feel enhanced senses of taste and smell. You also ensured yourself a longer life with fewer chances of death from heart disease, stroke, cancers, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

Well, quitting smoking is easier said than done. Thanks to nicotine and its addictive properties. Nicotine is an organic compound found in the leaves of tobacco that leads to an increased flow of adrenaline. And adrenaline in turn speeds up the heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and glucose levels in the blood. When you stop smoking your body clears off all its nicotine content in 2 or 3 days and you experience the withdrawal pangs.

But you don’t need to be disappointed if you have already decided to quit. There are treatments available for these withdrawal symptoms. There are nicotine replacement products in the form of inhalers, sprays, gums and lozenges in the market to get you adjusted to low levels of nicotine to zero.

The homeopathic ingredients like Natrium Phosphate (Nat phos), Kalium Phosphate (Kali phos) and Natrium Muriaticum (Nat mur) help in various ways during cessation phase of smoking. Nat phos soothes both the nervous system and the digestive system. It will help you calm down when you are agitated. Kali phos will aid you when you are  irritable and hot-tempered. Any fluid imbalances and head aches will be taken care of by Nat mur. It will also help in the body’s process of detoxification.

You get a much needed support to maintain a balanced mood and emotional equilibrium and to soothe your nervous system, to get back your appetite and to improve your brain function-all of which was  once tainted by smoking.

There is nothing called “too late”. Quit smoking today and enjoy a smokeless life all though!

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-Aparna K V

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