Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Thromboangiitis Obliterans Stop Smoking

Stop smoking measures for someone with Buerger's disease:

  • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, or other stimulants as much as possible.
  • Avoid bars and other locations where people are smoking.
  • Chew sugarless gum when you want sweets.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water a day.
  • Follow an exercise plan developed with your doctor.
  • Get family members and close friends involved, as they can be a source of motivation.
  • Make sure you have a well balanced diet with control of total calories. It may be helpful to eat at different times or on a different schedule.
  • Participate in a smoking cessation program.
  • Set personal goals and reward yourself in some way other than smoking.
  • Use any prescribed medications for anxiety or depression as directed.
  • Use nicotine patches or gum as directed by your doctor.

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Last Updated: Dec 2, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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