Posts for: August, 2016
Quitting cigarettes can be a challenge, but we are here to make it easier.
There is no doubt that cigarettes are addictive. And cigarette smoking is responsible for many health issues from lung cancer to heart attacks and strokes. If you’ve been looking to quit smoking but have been finding it difficult, we understand. The physicians at the Woodridge Clinic in Illinois are here to help make quitting a bit easier.
Nicotine withdrawal can be a challenging problem. If you have started to quit smoking, you may be experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Irritability, anxiety or anger
- Problems concentrating
- Tobacco cravings
- Increased hunger
Because of these withdrawal symptoms, it can be hard to not start smoking again. That’s where our Woodridge doctors come in to provide you with a program that will help get those cravings and withdrawal symptoms under control so you can quit for good. In fact, even the CDC says that people who talk to their doctors about quitting are more likely to actually quit smoking.
Here are two big ways we help people with their smoking cessation goals:
You can choose from either one-on-one or group counseling. We find that many people benefit from group counseling because you get to encourage one another and get helpful advice from others going through the exact same process you are. And one-on-one sessions can be a great way to focus on your own goals and to learn some tips that are designed specifically to meet your needs.
We can also provide information on certain medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, that can help wean you away from cigarettes. These medications can be found in gum, inhaler or even patch form; however, we find that these medications often work best in conjunction with smoking counseling support.
Contact the Woodridge Clinic
If you are finding it hard to stop smoking then it’s time you called the Woodridge Clinic to find out more about our smoking counseling program. Don’t you owe it to yourself and your family to get the support you need to quit smoking in Woodridge, IL?