Nicotine is a toxic chemical that causes many problems to the body. It enters the body in several ways, including smoking tobacco in all its forms, and one of the many problems caused by nicotine is that it that leads to addiction, where the body is accustomed to its existence and becomes difficult to dispense with it, especially when its amount In the blood stream is high, so smokers who want to quit smoking face many of the symptoms called withdrawal symptoms of nicotine from the body.
Symptoms of nicotine withdrawal from the body
- The feeling of a great desire to smoke cigarettes, and this occurs because of the need for the body to nicotine, and the intensity of this symptom is at its peak in the first week.
- Feeling irritable, restless and impatient, especially in the first month of its withdrawal.
- Insomnia for several consecutive nights and inability to sleep deeply, and this symptom concentrated in the first two weeks.
- Feel tired, weak and often lethargic.
- Loss of desire to do anything or exercise any activity.
- Lack of concentration and headache, especially in the first month of leaving.
- Persistent cough, severe throat dryness, and running nose.
- The constant feeling of hunger and this may lead to an increase in body weight several kilograms.
- Constipation and frequent gas due to slow bowel movement.
Ways to face nicotine withdrawal symptoms
The symptoms associated with withdrawal of nicotine can be minimized by several steps that help, especially at the beginning. The most important of these steps are:
- Drink plenty of water at least three liters a day, because the body will start to clean itself of the effects of nicotine.
- Be determined and strong will to get rid of it.
- Practicing deep breathing exercises and yoga exercises in addition to exercise, especially walking, to reduce stress.
- To be distracted by any useful hobby that distracts oneself from smoking.
- Ask for help and moral support from friends and family.
- Commitment to a healthy diet contains fresh foods that increase the resistance of the body, especially vegetables and fruits, and the most important of these fruits Banana, which contains very effective substances, help the body in this case specifically.
- Avoid being in a nicotine-rich environment, avoiding passive smoking as much as possible.
- Avoid caffeine-rich beverages such as tea and coffee that increase the desire to nicotine.
- Stay away from the atmosphere in which smoking prevails such as the atmosphere of cafes and with friends, especially in the first weeks of nicotine withdrawal from the body.