Hypnosis for Stop Smoking: Smoking and Surgery

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If you are waiting for an operation then it's important to stop smoking because to stop smoking before surgery and general anaesthesia can reduce the risk of complications during and after surgery.  Why?  Because smokers are more likely to have anaesthesia complications and smoking can delay recovery and the healing process takes longer. 

Call Eve on 01737 842 683 for an appointment, or email.  
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This withdrawal of smoking cigarettes can be a source of much anxiety for the patient.  Hypnosis is an easy way to stop smoking before the surgical operation.  The need to stop smoking for surgical operations has been the motivating factor for some patients to give up smoking for good, not just for anaesthesia but for overall health after having experienced a wonderful sense of well-being.  To learn how to: stop smoking

According to researchers, patients who are able to quit smoking for 4 weeks prior to the operation are able to reduce the risk of complications.  For patients who have ceased smoking for 10 weeks or more have their risk reduced to almost the same as patients that have never smoked.  Even after 2 weeks there are benefits.

How to give up smoking cigarettes
If you live in or around the Tadworth, Surrey area and you want to give up smoking cigarettes, then call me. Enjoy your last cigarettes, come in for a session and leave as a non-smoker. It’s as easy as that.

Need help to give up smoking cigarettes?
If you want to become a non-smoker now, and you need further information on how to give up smoking, or you want to book an appointment to quit smoking now - call  0737 842 683.

Effect of smoking on surgical operations
There are multiple studies which show that smoking cigarettes cause independent risk factors for complications during and post surgery - ranging from cardiovascular performance, lung functioning and surgical wound healing.

  • Smoking increases the amount of carbon monoxide in the body.  The carbon monoxide attaches itself to the haemoglobin in the blood and thereby reduces the amount of oxygen needed.  This has an overall effect of a decreased supply of oxygen which is needed for the cells to heal.

  • ​As the body has a reduced supply of oxygen caused by the carbon monoxide, the heart is having to work harder than necessary to compensate for the shortage of oxygen.

  • The nicotine increases the heartbeat rate and blood pressure.

  • Smoking also affects the lung performance.  When the tobacco smoke condenses it forms tiny particles of tar.  Tar is then deposited in the lungs and respiratory system and is gradually absorbed.  A smoker would have more mucus in the lungs and the small airways in the lungs become narrower and more prone to collapsing.

Overall the oxygen supply to the body is compromised whilst at the same time the body is being stimulated to demand more oxygen:

  • Smoking reduces the blood flow to the cell
  • Smoking reduces the ability of haemoglobin to move oxygen
  • Smoking reduces the amount of oxygen released to the cells.
  • Smoking causes the heart to work harder to compensate for the oxygen shortages.

After surgery recovery is significantly better for patients who had never smoked and those who stopped smoking than for smokers.
 
The use of nicotine gum and patches are no help around the time of surgery.  The nicotine products can interfere with the healing process in the same way as nicotine in cigarettes.

“Since I’ve seen you I have not felt like a cigarette, not had a cigarette, not gone near a cigarette and not even been bothered by other people smoking them. Thank you very much – it worked brilliantly”.

"Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.  Willpower, it turns out, counts for very little". (New Scientist, Volume 136 issue 1845 31 Oct 1992, page 6) 

​​"Friday was 4 weeks since I had come to see you and 4 weeks since I had a cigarette.  In those 4 weeks I have been doing all the things that were major factors in my smoking and have had no trouble being a non-smoker.  There have been though, one or two moments when I have thought 'I would love a cigarette right  now' and then almost immediately I realise I actually don't - it's just the situation ie a big meal and wine at home!"

I will be honest and say that when I left I wasn't sure how it was going to work and how much I had felt I'd  gone along with it.  I had a sleep when I got in and that evening went out with my brother (who smokes) for a meal and many drinks and I was fine.

I feel like I was never even a smoker.  So, I have to thank you for helping me greatly in achieving something I wasn't sure I'd ever be able to do."

​​"Eve, I have to say I am amazed at how easily I have managed to not smoke since I saw you.  I have been in virtually all of the 'danger zones' that we discussed since and have largely not been at all bothered about smoking.  I even played golf yesterday with a good friend of mine who smoked my favourite brand of cigarettes the whole way round the course and I wasn't the slightest bit tempted."


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E​ve Kelsey | Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist | Hypnotherapy for Smoking, Hypnosis for Smoking, Stop Smoking Hypnosis Help to Quit Smoking easily, Smoking and Surgery |  Surrey Hypnosis Clinic | 01737 842 683 | Tadworth | Surrey | Bordering Sussex and Kent | Member of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis | Member of the Complementary & Natural Healthcare​ Council | The Surrey Hypnosis Clinic is based on the boundaries of Surrey,  Sussex and Kent | Based in Tadworth, Surrey, the clinic is easily accessible from the GU, KT, SM postcodes and areas including: Dorking Tadworth Kingswood Reigate Redhill Caterham Ashtead Epsom Ewell Banstead Leatherhead Bookham Fetcham Cobham Downside West Byfleet Chessington West Molesey | All rights reserved​​