The decision to quit smoking is final and irrevocable. Or maybe you’re already the lucky one who managed to overcome addiction to nicotine and now enjoy life and freedom from bad habits. But regardless of the length of smoking experience, your body has received this or that dose of poisons, and now suffers from their harmful effects.
But no matter what they say, the power of a person’s life is such that he is able to recover even after the most serious illness, even after the highest toxic doses. Let’s help the body to clean the lungs and the whole body after smoking?
Cleaning the respiratory system
You can drink a lot of drugs and cleaning fees, you can do yoga or qigong, but until the lungs receive clean and fresh air daily, the reparative (recovery) processes will go slowly. Therefore, we must begin with the organization of a healthy environment.
What needs to be done to organize such an environment?
Air flat through the air flow at least 4 times a day. The first time – in the morning after waking up, the last time – just before bedtime. If the windows overlook the roadway, then it is necessary to ventilate from the side where the air pollution is lowest.
It must be remembered that dirty air is not only dust and smog. It is also positively charged ions, which have a detrimental effect on the cilia of the lung epithelium. Positive ions in large quantities are formed when the TV, computer, microwave, air conditioner. Advice to the former smoker: avoid a long stay near these devices. To get a charge of negative ions that facilitate the activity of the body, it is enough to take a shower, take a walk near the fountain, in the park, in the forest.
Buy a humidifier or use a homemade one. Humidity below 25% is detrimental to the lungs, especially to the lungs weakened by smoking.
Eliminate dry cleaning. Wet cleaning should be done daily, followed by airing for 15 minutes.
Help yourself and at work: ask to move the workplace further from the office equipment – plotter, printer, scanner. Agree with colleagues about frequent airing of the office space, wet cleaning.
Now you can begin to use tools that help the repair of lung tissue. From medicines (only after consulting a doctor) can help:
- Potassium orotat – it acts like steroids, restores body tissues, improves blood formation, but it does not have strong side effects, it is not a hormonal drug;
- vitamins A, B12, physiological doses of vitamin C and E, as well as trace elements of zinc and selenium. It is better to purchase a complex vitamin preparation with the prefix stress – they contain the optimal combination of these substances;
- inhalation with Chlorophyllipt: ¼ tsp of alcohol solution Chlorophyllipt for half a glass of water, once a day for a week:
- rub the chest and lung area overnight (do not rub in the area of the projection of the heart) with one of the following remedies: menthol alcohol, Doctor IOM, camphor ointment or camphor alcohol.
Traditional medicine advises to use to clean the lungs:
- bay leaf decoction: it is not only a “cleaner” of the lungs, but also an immune stimulant. The smell of Lavrushka, which spread throughout the apartment, will help to clean and improve the air. Six sheets of laurel rinse, put in a thermos, pour a glass of boiling water, insist night, drink during the day for 1/3 cup before meals. Yaroslavnoticed in the comments. The use of decoction during pregnancy is strictly prohibited. May cause miscarriage ;
- a mixture of lemon and honey. Mix lemon and honey through a meat grinder in equal shares. Take for a month before meals for 1
Yoga, other wellness, including jogging, practitioners should be conducted under the guidance of an experienced teacher, because the body’s strength is significantly undermined, and excessive exercise can worsen the condition. If you want to play sports, it is better to choose swimming in the pool or riding a horse, and do morning exercises regularly.
Smokers’ vessels suffer no less than the lungs. The risk of developing atherosclerosis in people who smoke is 12 times higher than that of those who do not smoke. But in addition to atherosclerosis, the vessels are threatened by many other diseases. Moreover, problems with blood vessels inevitably lead to dangerous consequences for the whole organism.
Before treating the vessels, you need to help them start working in normal mode.
- refuse to sit in unphysiological postures: with your feet (or one leg) under you, with your leg over your leg, supported by one arm, with a “crooked” posture. Sit on the seat correctly: the feet of the entire foot are on the floor, the hips are entirely on the seat, the back is straight, the table is palm-width below the chest. Every 1-1,5 need to get up, walk a few steps, make 5-6 circular movements of the head.
- drink enough liquid, on average not less than 1.5 liters per day, the main volume of liquid should fall in time up to 17 hours;
- if there are signs of vascular insufficiency, varicose disease, atherosclerosis – then you need to follow the vascular diet. This diet table number 10 by Pevzner.
The following medicines are recommended:
- vitamins listed in the section Cleaning the respiratory system. You can add vitamin PP and the preparation of the plant Ginkgo biloba – a natural remedy that improves vascular tone;
- It is recommended to take ацет acetylsalicylic acid tablets (Aspirin) overnight. The dose can be checked with your cardiologist or therapist. Aspirin improves the condition of blood vessels, and also normalizes the rheological properties of blood.
- Riboxin is a means of improving metabolism and nourishment of vascular and heart tissues.
Traditional medicine offers a variety of means for cleaning vessels. Many of them are cooked on the basis of garlic. It must be remembered that garlic is able to increase the number of platelets, thicken the blood, worsening its fluidity. This is something that should be avoided when cleaning vessels. Can be advised to use:
- for two weeks, half an hour before meals, twice a day, drink half a glass of potato broth. It can be prepared from washed cleanings of three to four potatoes, and you can cook peeled potatoes – two pieces is enough. Naturally, the tubers, even with a hint of greens (poisonous solanine) can not be used. Broth can be slightly salted, pour a few drops of olive or linseed oil into it;
- well helps a mixture of herbs and honey. For its preparation in equal doses chamomile flowers, yarrow flowers, birch buds are mixed. A tablespoonful of this mixture is filled with 0.5 liters of boiling water, carefully wrapped for 20-30 minutes. The mixture is pressed, divided into two parts. One drink at night in the form of heat, putting in her a teaspoon of honey (better than buckwheat or bottom). The second part is also drunk in the morning 15-20 minutes before meals. Drink at least 3 months.
- Black tea with milk, used daily – a great way to support the vessels. You need to drink it “in English”, that is, pour tea into the milk: for one part of the milk there are five parts of boiled water with tea leaves. You can add honey or some sugar to taste.
Sports activities such as swimming, walking – at least 3 km daily, jogging are ideal for maintaining the activity of blood vessels. Morning exercises with exercises for all muscle groups also helps to improve and maintain normal blood vessels.
Cleansing and restoring the digestive system
Cleaning the lungs and the whole body after smoking is impossible without cleaning the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. Do not think that the digestive system does not suffer from smoking. Reduced production of saliva, gastromukoprotein, gastric juice, slowing or increasing intestinal motility, constipation, dysbiosis (dysbiosis), lack of vitamins – this is only a small part of the negative factors that affect the organs of the gastrointestinal tract of smokers. It goes without saying that after quitting smoking, it is necessary to help the mucous membrane of the digestive tract return to a healthy state, and the digestive tract organs to be cleansed.
If complaints about the poor state of the gastrointestinal tract are symptomatic, then the beginning of everything is a diet. Ideal – diet number 5 by Pevzner, including, if the liver function is impaired. If there are no such complaints, then table 2 is better – it is used for gastritis, which is always present in smokers. Nutrition should be based on the principles of rationality, fragmentation, physiology. Avoid fatty, sweet, salty foods, adhere to the recommended diet with the correct distribution of the volume and caloric content of food for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Overeating, like starvation, does not correspond to the physiology of the digestive system and the whole organism, which means they should be avoided.
Medications to improve the function of the gastrointestinal tract should be taken only in consultation with a gastroenterologist or therapist. They can prescribe enzyme preparations, drugs that improve the reparative processes of the digestive organs (Orotate Potassium, Riboxin, Gastrofarm, folic acid, rutin, vitamins). Can also be appointed means regulating the acidity of the gastric juice – antacids or, conversely, acids.
To speed up the elimination of toxins, you can drink a course of plant laxatives. They act gently, so they can be used even with a normal stool. These are “Regulaks”, “Guttalaks”, “Transzipeg”, “Normaze” and others.
Will help to quickly remove toxins adsorbents. Activated charcoal should be taken in the morning on an empty stomach, 15-20 minutes before a meal, after having crushed two tablets and squeezed them with plenty of water. You can take Polyphepan, Enterosgel according to the instructions for them. The term of the adsorbents is not less than a month.
In folk medicine for the purification of the digestive organs there are many tools. But it is strictly forbidden to use the most popular – cleaning with oil and lemon juice. Adherents of such a “cleansing” of the body after smoking will never tell how many people who dared to “cleanse” themselves by this method get on the tables of surgeons and resuscitators. There may be a lot of complications: from the perforation of the ulcer (about which the person did not know) to the vascular collapse with possible death.
It is better to use tubages – medical procedures for cleaning the biliary tract. However, they can be used only after consulting with a doctor, since it is necessary to make sure that there are no stones in the biliary tract. For tubage, it is necessary in the morning on an empty stomach to drink mineral water without gas or decoction of choleretic grass of room temperature. The minimum volume of fluid is 250 ml. Then lie on the right side, placing a heating pad under the liver area, and under the heating pad – a roll of medium-sized towel. Tyubazh time – 1.5 hours. Regularity – 1 – 2 times a week with a break between procedures for at least 5 days. Avoid sudden movements after tyubazh, and food on this day should not be choleretic (without excess butter, coffee, sweets).
In order to help the digestive tract organs quickly cope with the effects of smoking, it is better to take mucous decoctions, which can be alternated. This is a decoction of oats, rice, potato starch, flaxseed. Broths are taken in the form of heat, on an empty stomach or 1.5-2 hours after a meal, without drinking. Broth can be salted or sweetened, add berries juice or jam, honey, syrup. If after taking them marked constipation, then before drinking the broth, you can drink a glass or ¾ cup of cold boiled water.
Purification of the kidneys and urinary system
In essence, the kidneys and urinary tract suffer the least amount of smoking. However, since the important task of removing toxins lies on the kidneys, you can help them accomplish this task with “five plus” and combine it with cleaning the lungs and the whole body after smoking.
First of all, one should avoid hypothermia of the pelvic organs. It is also not recommended to forcibly restrain urination – a weakened body, especially in the process of disaccustoming, it is poorly resistant to infections, and periodic stagnation of urine can cause cystitis and infectious diseases of the urinary tract due to the development of microbial colonies. For the same reason, constipation that contributes to stagnation in the pelvic organs should be avoided. You should not wear tight linen, and linen from synthetic fabrics. Intimate hygiene must be carefully observed.
Drugs that can help the urinary system – vitamins. Vitamin A, rutin improve their function. But an excess of vitamin D for the kidneys is dangerous, as well as an excess of ascorbic acid – vitamin C.
From the means of traditional medicine, mucous broths work well, which was described in the section on cleansing the gastrointestinal tract. Accept them according to the same scheme, the duration of admission is at least 2 months. Cowberry broths and fruit drinks, cranberries will not only help to clean the tissues of the kidneys, but also contribute to their recovery. It is best to prepare “raw” juice from frozen berries: a tablespoon of berries is kneaded with a teaspoon of sugar or honey, poured with hot water, infused in heat for 10-15 minutes and drunk.
This question is particularly relevant for women who quit smoking. If the internal organs quickly cope with the effects of smoking, and cleaning the lungs and the whole body after smoking is quite intensive, then the skin is tight. First, the reparative ability of the skin is lower than that of other organs and systems. Secondly, the skin fights not only with those toxins that come from within, but also with unfavorable environmental factors.
In order to help the skin cells to be renewed, for both men and women, you can take certain steps that you should start with … drinking enough water – at least 1.5 liters per day. Water will not only help to remove toxins as soon as possible, but also support skin tone. It is very good to add some lemon, orange or apple juice, chamomile broth, rosehip syrup to the water.
Stimulate the formation of new cells will help peeling. You can use ready-made tools or masks for peeling, and you can use masks from fruits – apples, pears, peaches or apricots. In addition to peeling with natural fruit acids, at the same time the skin will receive nutrients.
Of the medications recommended vitamin A inside, as well as creams with him. Massages and professional programs can be carried out only in salons, with the hands of an experienced master. Smokers’ skin loses elasticity, and therefore self-administered massage procedures can only worsen its condition.
To restore the skin of the face, folk healers advise using for washing the decoctions of medicinal plants: chamomile, parsley, rosehip, hop, calendula.
Since smokers suffer not only the skin of the face, these same herbs can be used for bathing or rinsing after taking a shower. In a filled bath you need at least 2 liters of herbal broth, and for rinsing – 1 liter of broth per 10 liters of water.
Hair and nails – skin derivatives – also need help. For hair that is affected by smoking, it is good to use fat masks: from egg yolk, vegetable oil (olive, corn, flaxseed, castor oil). But fruit acids and shampoos with them will only weaken the hair.
Smoker’s yellowed nails can be whitened with lemon juice or parsley root juice by immersing the nails in juice for 15–20 minutes. Then, without wiping, let your nails dry and apply a nourishing cream. Repeat the procedure no more than once every 4 days.
Yes, the human body is able to survive a lot. And we can only be glad that nature has given us such a margin of safety. But it is better not to test your body, and if you happen to become addicted to dangerous habits, then you need to abandon them as soon as possible and do your best to help the body quickly forget this dangerous in all respects period. Cleaning the lungs and the whole body after smoking with the use of pharmaceutical and folk remedies will help to quickly recover, significantly reducing the risk of developing serious diseases.
Before practicing anything described in the article, consult with your doctor! Do not forget, organisms everyone is different!
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