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Tried hookah/shisha once. How can I reverse the health effects?

I failed to resist peer pressure among a new group of friends and tried shisha against my own will. I was unaware of the true health effects of shisha smoking until afterwards and now I cannot live with myself, firstly for giving into peer pressure for the first time and secondly for partaking in this unhealthy activity; I always prided myself on my good health. I am very, very ashamed of myself and feel like I let my parents down after promising to resist peer pressure.

Now, I have 2 questions. I took maybe like 8-10 quite deep puffs of shisha but still sat smoking in second hand smoke next to my friends for maybe 2 hours. This is the first time I have ever smoked; how much damage have I really done to myself? My second question is, how lasting is it and how can I reverse it? I will do anything required to reverse it as much as possible. I read foods like broccoli, kale and sprouts contain polyphenols that can repair cell clusters and I read that taurine in fish is good for the arteries.

Please, I need some good advice. I feel like crying and just ate half a raw broccoli. Thx in advance, everyone!
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replied January 4th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and would like to help

One episode of smoking sheesha/hookah would not have that much deterious effects on your body. Several natural products are known to detox lungs,Peppermint, ginger ,onion, eucalyptus, turmeric to name the few

You can try this tea recipe
Take 1 litre of water ,add a small piece of ginger root ,2 spoons of turmeric, chopped onion and honey for taste. Boil it ,more you boil stronger it will be. Take 2 cups a day for a week or so ,it will detox your lungs and enhance your breathing.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Dr khalil
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