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Different Types Of Cocaine
Many, and the same: Cocaine increases heart rate and blood pressure, and can cause stroke and heart attacks, heart arrhythmias and chest pain. It can precipitate psychotic behaviors (hallucinations, paranoia, delusions) and increases aggression and violence. It damages the nose when snorted, the lungs when smoked, and if used IV is associated with spreading/catching aids, hepatitis and other infections. Same in both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know a colleague who is 60 years old and still uses cocaine from time to time. Hes also a type 2 diabetic. Isnt this extremely dangerous?
Cocaine is: dangerous, as is Type II diabetes. Put them together and you have the perfect storm for lots more problems. Type II diabetes is a disorder of lifestyle and can be reversed w/work. Please be supportive w/out preaching to your friend. He may want to start w/seeing his doc or a nutritionist. Once he begins to feel improvement or see it in lab results it may motivate him to deal w/cocaine. Peace ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal surgery: Ear, nose & throat surgeons (otolaryngologists) often use Cocaine to numb the nose before surgery. Examples: surgery for deviated septum or turbinate resection. Cocaine is used as a local anesthetic to numb the area and to constrict blood vessels in order to reduce bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty similar: Meth and Cocaine are both stimulant illicit drugs. They both can raise blood pressure, heart rate and the risk for heart attacks and strokes. They can also cause psychotic symptoms. The effects of meth can last for days, whereas the effects of Cocaine are very intense and usually last only several minutes. ...Read more
Cocaine vs meth: Methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and dopamine, but very different from cocaine. Cocaine is quickly removed & almost completely metabolized in the body. Meth has a longer duration of action and more of it remains unchanged in the body -- staying in the brain longer with prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic meth causes structural brain changes & emotional & cognitive problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cocaine doesn't have: different effects on different parts of the brain. It works in older areas in the midbrain that are our reward/pleasure centers, and causes the release of lots of dopamine, the chemical released when we are happy, or exercising. Over time, excessive use of stimulants, particularly methamphetamine, but Cocaine as well, can damage those centers to where you don't feel pleasure without it. ...Read more
Cocaine: Please go to er to evaluate nasal septum and seek treatment. ...Read more
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