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how does illegal drug abuse affect hepatitis a

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Illegal drug use: Any use of drugs both prohibited by law, eg marijuana or illegally obtained such as opiates. Many meds require prescriptions but only a few are addic ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Writer
15 years experience Psychiatry
Drug Abuse: Agree with prior response. In addition, drug "abuse" has a specific connotation to behavioral health providers. It specifically refers to ongoing mal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience Pain Management
Yes for sure: There are many papers about the damaging effects of illegal drug use. Death from overdose is not infrequent , but true brain damage and liver dama ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Even legal drug: Abuse like alcohol or cigarettes can cause lethal problems. So far, insurances, whether public (medicare or medicaid) or private, like blue cross do ... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes/Yes: Iv drug abuse and needle sharing leads to acquiring hiv. Yes your care is paid for. That said, don't do it.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure what your : Question is. There are laws on laws trying to prevent drug addiction, or at least make it harder to obtain illegal drugs.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Confusion & smells: Taste & smell problems along w/confusion indicate a need to see your doctor right now. There MAY be neurological damage from the drug abuse. You ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
Specializes in
Gp consult: You can have sinus infection and gingivitis. Drink extra Vit C 1000mg daily. But as you have high pulse rate with facial pain, you will need antibioti ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term hea ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Alcohol and drug induced hepatitis are non-infectious forms of the disease.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sheffield
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Much worse: Typically hepc will damage the liver without any other factors. However, if there is alcohol or additional toxins the damage is more exponential than ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Gingivitis: can still be an infection of the gum even though your hygiene is excellent. The other option is that at times we can be overly vigorous with the brush ... Read More

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