5. Stomach Upset and Gas
This particular set of woes tend to set in after a couple of weeks. The explanation is pretty much the same as all the others. Your mouth and lungs aren’t the only things that host all the toxins from smoking. Some of that shows up in your stomach too.
As the extra visitors get expelled from your nether regions, it’s bound to throw things out of whack. Some people may experience cramping, gas, constipation or even the runs.
This will subside as the bacteria in your digestive system rights itself. Keeping hydrated and eating a fiber rich diet may help things along in this department.
For starters, there’s a number of ingredients in cigarettes the exist solely to more efficiently deliver nicotine to your brain. Those ingredients don’t exist in electronic cigarettes.
Nor do most of the other chemicals found in cigarettes. Some of which might be equally or more addictive than the nicotine itself. As a result, some people find that e-cigarettes don’t quite take the edge off quitting smoking.
This may lead to irritability and some of the other feelings most common with quitting smoking. Fortunately, for most converts, these symptoms are much more mild than they are will less effective things like the gum or patch. Naturally, these will pass with time.
7. Increased Sex Drive
I didn’t want to end this article all doom and gloom. There are of course many benefits to not smoking analog cigarettes any more. There’s the ability to breathe and not smell like an ashtray. However, I thought I’d go with one that’s a little less advertised, and far more interesting.
It turns out that smoking decreases your sex drive. According to this article as you recover for smoking, you may find your libido (and stamina) have become supercharged.
I won’t offer any suggestions to diminish this particular symptom.
You are welcome.
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