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What are the effects of sedatives in the human body?

What are the effects of sedatives in the human body?

Which sedative?: Sedative is a very generic term. There are many different medications that cause sedation in different ways. The primary use of a sedative is to help you sleep and it is best to not use any of them ...Read more

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Drug Problems (Definition)

occur when use of either illicit , prescription or over - the - counter medications negatively ...Read more


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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

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What are the effects of drinking alcohol on the body?

Alcohol: Effects depend on the amount consumed. Small to moderate consumption causes reduced risks of blood clots , stone formation , diabetes & rheumatoid arthritis. Large consumption causes impaired memory & vision, anemia, cardiomyopathy, hepatitis, cancer mouth/esophagus, gastritis, pancreatitis, diabetes type 2, depression, anxiety, psychosis, insomnia, panic, cravings. ...Read more

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Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Are the effects of recreational drugs the same as alcohol on an unborn fetus?

Potentially severe.: Alcohol and drug abuse are a sure way to permanently damage your unborn child's brain. Avoid them both at all costs! ...Read more

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Which the effects of alcohol consumption on building muscles?

Which the effects of alcohol consumption on building muscles?

Alcohol and muscles: Alcohol consumption impacts on growth hormone, testosterone production, and recovery. Therefore it impacts on and reduces the impsct of muscle building. This article answers your question in more detail: http://www.Askmen.Com/sports/bodybuilding_200/218_fitness_tip.Html. ...Read more

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Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

Very buzzed : The sudafed is a stimulant the alcohol is a depressent. Depending on how much of each substance and your own personal body chemistry will determine the effects that you experience. Btw - i would not recommend this. The alcoholic "energy drinks" do the same thing. ...Read more

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Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read more

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What's nicotine and some of the effects of the drug?

What's nicotine and some of the effects of the drug?

Stimulant/relaxer: Nicotine is an alkaloid stimulant that affects different areas of the brain as well as other organs in the body. It affects the way certain hormones are secreted as well as certain chemicals ("neurottransmitters") in the brain. The affect on one's mood is both stimulation and relaxation, contributing to its highly addictive potential. ...Read more

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What is the prevalence of the side effect "impotency" in the drugs and vaccinations people get?

What is the prevalence of the side effect "impotency" in the drugs and vaccinations people get?

Probably: Rarely but if metabolism is in poor shape as a risk factor it could put undue stress in the system and cause ed. This is because ed is a symptom of autonomic (automatic) nervous system dysfunction. For example, a diabetic would be more at risk. ...Read more

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Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Effects of drinking alcohol on the body fat?

Empty calories : Alcohol, which is basically sugar, gets converted to fat when not burned by the body for the activities of daily living. It is "empty" calories since sugar has no nutritive value. We all need a balanced diet and adequate vitamins to maintain optimum health. ...Read more

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For what length of time are the effects of weed and alcohol on the brain?

Cannabis & etoh: Marijuana's effects usually last from one to three 3 hours. The issues with alcohol depends on how much you drank & how quickly - because the effect drops and your blood levels drop. ...Read more

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What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

Prolonged antibiotic: antibiotics can kill off normal bacteria in the GI tract and allow overgrowth of bad bacteria. This causes diarrhea and use of a probiotic can help restore flora of normal bacteria. The most severe consequence of all of this is overgrowth of C. Difficele, which produces a toxin and can make you sick (called pseudomembranous colitis). ...Read more

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What are the adverse effect of drugs used in the past for obesity?

What are the adverse effect of drugs used in the past for obesity?

Many: Lung artery high pressure is one of them walk walk walk fruit veg salad fish. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the chemicals in synthetic weed and is gallbladder problems one of the effects from smoking?

Doctors, what are the chemicals in synthetic weed and is gallbladder problems one of the effects from smoking?

Hard to say: There are literally hundreds of synthetic cannabinoids, which can be very different chemicals with different effects. There are about 5 common chemicals found in spice/k2, but the concentrations are uneven and some batches may be toxic while others have very little drug. It may be contaminated with other chemicals as well. There are reports of gallbladder problems with these drugs. Stop using them. ...Read more

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Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Which medication controls or cures fifficult hypertension with the least amount of dangerous side effects to liver, kidneys,muscles...all body parts?

Depends: There is no single medication that does everything. All BP meds lower BP about 10 points or so with individual differences. The best one for you depends on what other health issues you may have: kidney disease? Angina? Congestive heart failure? Diabetes? Prostate enlargement? There are different best BP meds for each. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of beer on the human body?

What are the negative effects of beer on the human body?

If drunk excessively: No usual harm if you drink rationally. In excess, you can gain weight, increase urination and electrolyte loss, and lost of all, your functioning can be impaired for driving and other risk taking tasks. It is also noted that alcoholic beverages can be addictive and might be involved in risk taking behaviors and violence. It is also a major public health issue due to under-age drinking. ...Read more

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Is taking enzyme water good for the body? Is there any harmful effects on any organs of the body

Unproven remedy: "enzyme phytonutrient water" is being marketed as a scientific marvel that's supposedly good for everything. I would be reluctant to pay 16 dollars for a bottle of magic water without even knowing what is in it. If you are interested in "complementary medicine", you need a local practitioner who's ethical and knows what's evidence-based. ...Read more