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Yes, quite likely!
Though there aren't a whole lot of studies I have seen my patients improve drastically from such nail changes.
Especially if you start doing a lot more aerobic exercises and increase the circulation to your fingers then you are most likely to notice reversal of the process.
Remember that any nicotine product will cost the same distortion in your nails. So be sure to not use any nicotine gum or nicotine patches.
They aren't wrong, that's from some VERY old information we had about patients I think back in the early 1900's. Since then there hasn't been much data on it and as I mentioned, I definitely have had patients report drastic improvement to me after stopping nicotine products AND increasing their activity levels.
You can do PFT's, sure, it's non-invasive.
I don't see anything wrong with doing it.
I believe you are asking whether they can change instantly while smoking? It’s not the case with clubbing, it’s a chronic condition that develops from longterm vasoconstriction of the small vessels of the distal digits. So it wouldn’t be happening immediately during smoking. Hope I’m explaining that well. The images were helpful that you for uploading them.
I can't appreciate much of a difference between the 2 pictures, there is a slight difference but I'm not sure it's enough to be caused by nicotine exposure. Water retention or increase blood flow/decreased flow due to other reasons can cause that as well.
As for smoking causing infammation, it's actually the opposite. They cause constriction of the vessels, that in turn increases blood flow to the fingers, making the vessels larger and therefore making the tissue in the fingers bigger.
That's correct. You have that right.
Increasing circulation will fight the vasoconstriction and the slowly decrease the excess blood flow that's unnecessary and will bring down the size of the finger tips and create slender tapering digits.
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Yes, basically the most important thing is to quite smoking, to not use any nicotine products and do cardio exercises. That will rebuild the circulation back to normal. Especially with the pictures you showed me your chance of going back to normal should be incredibly high.
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