Thursday, November 15, 2012

Nicotine withdrawal

Nicotine withdrawal

Nicotine addiction is a physical dependence. Withdrawal symptoms are intense, and most smokers fail to quit this vice from the first attempt because of these symptoms.
Most severe withdrawal symptoms occur during the first week, although by the feeling persists for several months or even years. Stress, social activities and active boredom craving.
Here are classic withdrawal symptoms:
  - Headache (headache)
  - Anxiety and irritability
  - Attention deficit
  - Difficulty concentrating
  - Sleep disorders
  - Increased appetite - hungry
  - Decrease in heart rate and blood pressure
  - Sense of lack (of nicotine)
Nicotine withdrawal
Other side effects such as cough and fatigue shows that the body is going to reestablish itself as toxins associated with smoking are eliminated.
Metabolism is slower in the first days of withdrawal and increases appetite, so weight gain is predictable (average of 2 to 3 kg).
Nicotine withdrawal
Nicotine withdrawal is particularly difficult for at least two groups of people:

Studies show that nicotine dependence form varies slightly depending on the sex. Thus, women are less available than men to quit the habit of smoking and shows a higher degree of failure when trying this. For women, psycho-behavioral aspect of addiction is stronger than physiological.
In addition, withdrawal side effects (weight gain, for example) are more important for women than for men, making the process more difficult.
Nicotine withdrawal
"Depressed people
Depressives already suffering from a neurological imbalance, so smoking cessation in their case should be carefully studied with a doctor.

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