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Diseases You Can Get From Alcohol
Several diseases: Most well known is viral mononucleosis (kissing disease) another virus cytomegalovirus (cmv).Other microbes also spread through saliva and stick to surfaces of the cheeks and mouth, the tongue, or teeth. Bacterium streptococcus, which can cause an array of infections, including gum disease and strep throat;hpv(human papilloma virus) also transmitted by oral sex. ...Read more
No: Smoking predisposes to many chronic lung, heart, and blood vessel complications and smoking-related lung disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis make individuals more susceptible to lung infections such as pneumonia. The chronic lung diseases increase the risk for acute lung diseases but not ARDS per se. ...Read more
Lead Poisoning: Lead is toxic to many organ systems including the cardiovascular, renal, nervous and reproductive systems. In children, lead poising can cause deficits in learning and problems with behavior.Symptoms of lead poising can include, but are not limited to, anemia, confusion, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, seizures and death.This is a reasonable summary. Lead also causes gout! babies more sensitive! ...Read more
Too many to list: Heart attacks, angina, heart failure, strokes, gangrene of leg, amputation, lung cancer, multiple other cancers (mouth, tongue, throat, cervix, pancreas etc...), erectile failure, copd, pneumonia, aneurysms, cataracts, periodontal disease. The risk of these diseases starts decreasing within a year of stopping smoking. Lots of reasons to stop! ...Read more
Generally NO: With normal hygiene one should not get an infection due to masturbatory practices. If you are male, it would be very difficult unless you were using some very unusual technique. If you are female, then it may be easier if you are manipulating the urethral opening or have very vigorous masturbation and again depending on how you are masturbating. If you have a concern for infection, see pcp. ...Read more
Healthy habits: Take a break in your mind. Learn to meditate, listen to calming music, or to guided imagery. Take a walk in nature. Start aerobic exercise. Look to a spiritual power and pray for release. It depends on what works best for you. Try these out to see how it makes you feel. The key is to be 'addicted' to this positive activity instead, so that the urge is to turn to this activity when stressed. ...Read more
Blister vs cyst: Tanning can cause burns that may lead to skin blistering. Would not anticipate development of cyst from tanning. However, please note that tanning can be very damaging to skin and increase your risk of developing skin cancer. A tan from a can is fine - but other forms of tanning (sun or tanning bed) are not recommended. ...Read more
Not per se: One cannot get a hernia from drinking alcohol. But passing out under the influence increases the risk for aspiration of stomach contents into the trachea and lungs. The cough associated with aspiration can be so vigorous as to cause hernias and in extreme cases a rupture of the esophagus. ...Read more
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