Researchers ask whether the vaping can cure tonsillitis
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Professor Peter Hajek has an interesting story, and medical researchers are worth paying attention to Everyone knows that smoking cessation can improve your health in many ways, but can it actually cause a chronic health problem in a non-smoker? A new report by Joanna Astrid Miller and Peter Hajek tells the story of a young woman who has begun to accidentally, and found that stroke relieves the medical condition he suffers from his childhood in the long term. Miller, a psychologist, is a researcher at the Glasgow Substance Abuse Research Center. Professor Hajek is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Department of Study on Tobacco Dependence at the University of Preston Medical School at the University of Queen Mary in London. Hajek is also a co-author of the 2015 public health report in the UK, "E-cigarettes: an update of evidence," which surprisingly came to the conclusion that it is 95% safer than smoking cigarettes. Researchers found a report telling about the unusual story of a 26-year-old young woman. They cite it with her initials LM. She is a non-smoker who suffered from frequent episodes of tonsillitis, starting at about seven years of age. From the age of 17 she also has recurrent tonsillites. Tonsillitis is a tonsil inflammation, usually caused by a virus but sometimes the reason can be a bacteria. Symptoms include sore throat, difficulties when swallowing, tonsil swelling and enlarged lymph nodes on the neck. Tonsillites occur when the debris in the tonsils is calcified and hardened. Sometimes such tonsils are called "tonsillitis tonsils".
„The problem would be present for about seven days per month. In childhood, she was repeatedly prescribed antibiotics. She saw two ENT specialists but was advised against tonsillectomy. Her current GP recommended that she waits for the infections to clear by themselves and they usually do, but then return a few weeks later. Over the past few years, she came to accept the there is no medical treatment for her condition and stopped seeking further help.”
At the moment the young woman has been vaping for eight months, and so far the tonsilitis has not reoccured. Her partner stopped smoking and about eight months ago and switched to electronic cigarettes. Now he uses nicotine e-liquid with 0mg to 3mg / ml nicotine. For the first time LM tried her partner's electronic cigarette out of curiosity in April 2016. After he replaced his vaping device to a newer model, she "inherited" his old one and began to use it more often.
“She can go without vaping for extended period of time with no discomfort,” the authors note. According to her, vaping filled the need to do something with her hands (before she started to evaporate, she used to fidget and bite her nails) and reduced the consumption of sweets and chocolate all day long. L.M. likes sweet and fruity flavors and she says she enjoys vaping together with her partner. Then something unexpected happened. Three months after this new routene LM noticed that her throat did not go soar in the morning and she coughing up phlegm. And the improvement went on!
“She had now been vaping for eight months and her tonsillitis has not recurred, and her tonsiloliths have markedly improved. In addition to this, since starting vaping LM has not suffered a single respiratory infection or common cold. LM is not sure what caused these improvements but she is enjoying them greatly.”
People who use electronic evaporating devices often tell each other about their improved health status after they quit smoking tobacco cigarettes and switch to vaping. But LM. does not smoke. For this reason only her case deserves to be described in a scientific journal.
The present case study is of particular interest because LM is a non-smoker,” Miller and Hajek wrote. “Smoking increases susceptibility to respiratory infections and so a similar recovery in a smoker who switched to vaping could be ascribed to smoking cessation.”
The two scientists have their own hypothesis. "It is possible that the propylene glycol in the aerosol of the electronic cigarette fluid affects the microbial socket causing LM’s problems. When in low concentration, nicotine is also known to have an anti-inflammatory effect, and this may have played a role, even though LM mainly uses e-liquids without nicotine.. Propylene glycol (PG) is known to have antimicrobial properties. Whether the aerosol in liquids for electronic cigarettes has the same effect remains unknown. “A trial of vaping zero-nicotine e-cigarettes in patients with recurrent throat infections could clarify whether this anecdotalobservation was a coincidence, a rare idiosyncratic reaction, or an effect that couldbenefit others.”, the authors say.
You can read the original article Researchers wonder if vaping can cure tonsillitis by Jim McDonald at vaping360.com here