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« on: November 28, 2015, 07:13:13 pm »
As soon as you give up smoking you may start to get a few headaches, which can be quite common. These headaches may be caused by a number of reasons and you may experience them for up to two weeks. When you smoked, there is less oxygen available in the blood. This is because the oxygen is replaced by carbon monoxide and other chemicals that are contained in tobacco smoke.

Oxygen is needed to keep the body working properly and it is carried to the brain and other parts of the body. Once you stop smoking, your oxygen levels will gradually return to normal and the higher levels of oxygen may result in headaches and also dizziness can occur. Other reasons for the headaches may be due to the stress of giving up, sleeping disturbances, diet changes or an increase in caffeine levels, which are all directly related to giving up smoking and the effect that this has on the body.

 If you experience any type of headache, taking some medicine should do the trick, but beforehand try to relieve the tension by doing some deep breathing exercises, drinking a glass of water, taking a relaxing bath, going for a gentle walk in the fresh air or lying down for 15 minutes or so. As a last resort take something for it.

 If you are used to drinking a lot of coffee, you should note that once you have given up smoking, you will only need to drink half the amount of coffee that you are used to in order to get the same effect, as without the nicotine, your body actually absorbs much more of the caffeine. In fact, too much caffeine could be causing the headache.

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