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Positive And Negative Side Effects Of Quitting Smoking

For the first few days after you have said goodbye to cigarettes, the most conspicuous change in the system appears in the form of a dipping blood sugar level. The ostensible symptoms come to happen basically due to the lessening of the total blood sugar amount. Dizziness, concentration lapse and other behavioral changes have been attributed to the sugar related phenomenon. Also, you may experience a sudden hankering for sweet food. The symptoms associated with the going down of blood sugar resemble the lack of oxygen in the system of any and every living being. This means that you have to encounter with a situation where you lack enough oxygen. This prevents the brain from working at its maximum capacity. This is where the symptoms like light-headedness and nausea originate.


The relation between nicotine and the maintenance of blood sugar may present itself as an anomaly to the uninitiated. Nicotine does not supply the system with sugar, as some people may come to think. It simply excites some specific organs as a result of which the amount of sugar stored in our body is released. This compensates for the low level of oxygen. Consequently, the system can keep functioning normally despite the lessening in the amount of oxygen.


When you quit smoking, your body has to adjust itself with the changed situation. You will usually tend to have more food to maintain the balance of the dipping blood sugar level. It may eventually lead to weight gain. Lack of sugar is the main reason as to why most of us develop a yen for sugary eatables. The body finds itself at a loss due to low sugar, so it automatically prods us to provide it with some form of supplements or the other. This can be a very irritating symptom. The best thing to do is to ensure the intake of several glasses of juice during the span of the first couple of days. It fulfills this need of your body for the time being, in the process acclimatizing yourself for the normal functions of the future days.