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How does alcohol affect the body?

How does alcohol affect the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

How does alcohol chemically affect the brain?

Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to be more excitable, hence Neurotoxicity develops. ...Read more

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How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

How does caffeine affect the brain cells?

Stimulant: Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant. As such it appears to make your brain work faster as well as causing the gitters if you drink too much. ...Read more

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How can steroids affect the body and the brain?

How can  steroids affect the body and the brain?

Steroids are diouble: They cut both ways. We use them for brain swelling from any cause especially if there is tumor in the brain. But steroids have bad side effects like, fluid retention, swelling of the face, increase in blood sugar and weakened proximal muscles of the arms and legs. So we like to use them only when they are essential and use the lowest dose necessary.. ...Read more

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How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

How does "weed" effect the brain and memory?

Bad effects: Studies show poor memory skills with use of weed. There are better medication for anxiety. Accident rates double in weed users. People with chronic use have an add like effect and become apathetic. ...Read more

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What system of the body does mairjuana affect and control?

What system of the body does mairjuana affect and control?

All systems: All systems are eventually affected by thc as well as all other medications that are taken chronically. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affects the respiratory system and why?

How does alcohol affects the respiratory system and why?

Through the brain: Alcohol is a central nervous system depressant, which can affect the centers in the brain that regulate respiration. Consequently, breathing may slow and not keep up with demand, especially when asleep. Also, alcohol lowers your defenses against aspiration, contributing to pneumonia. Lastly, alcohol can make sleep apnea worse making it further difficult to breathe. ...Read more

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How does the brain affect homeostasis?

How does the brain affect homeostasis?

Master organ: The brain is the primary organ affecting homeostasis. The hypothalamus of the brain is the main organ controlling temperature, hormone release, water metabolism, etc. ...Read more

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How does cannabis disrupt the body system and cause ill health?

Cannabis: Potential long-term risk of Cannabis include panic attacks, anxiety disorders, paranoia, dissociation, psychosis, aggression, ataxia, hallucinations & illusions ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the coordination?

How does alcohol affect the coordination?

The principle: mechanism is the slowing of communication from the brain to muscles and nerves. There is a loss of precision motor skills. Additionally, with increased processing time and decreased accuracy of information transmitted throughout the central nervous system reaction time is slowed. The loss of coordination and slowing in reaction time results in a tremendous number of injuries and deaths:( ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect your body weight?

How does alcohol affect your body weight?

Gain usually: Alcohol is broken down into carbohydrates - with little to no true nutritional value- ie: not a fat or protein, or fruit or vegetable with vitamins. While a small glass of alcohol daily has shown benefit with the mediterranean diet, more than that daily is just extra calories. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the periodontium?

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How does alcohol affect the periodontium?

Alcohol dental healt: Alcohol impairs white blood cells from protecting the gums and causes 50% more rate of periodontal infections, compared to non drinkers. Also, heavy drinkers do not have healthy diet, neither a healthy life style, all come into play, causing much more general health hazards than just dental problems. But dental problems in turn trigger more risk of heart attacks and shortenned life. Vicious cycle. ...Read more

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Why and how does listeriosis affect the body?

Why and how does listeriosis affect the body?

See below: It's a bacteria found in water & soil. Infected animals may also serve as sources. It may infect many different sites, such as the brain or spinal cord membranes or the bloodstream. Healthy adults & children can be infected, but rarely become seriously ill. High risk: people with weakened immune systems & those with chronic diseases. Sx's resemble other illnesses-fever/flu like. ...Read more

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How does salt affect the liver?

How does salt affect the liver?

Liver: controlling Salt intake is important if you have liver disease like cirrhosis ...Read more

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How does stress affect the mind and body?

BRIEF ; GENERAL: Everything is connected to everything else. Chronic pain leads to depression. Depression sometimes connects somehow to heart disease, etc. A balanced life is best for mind and body, and actually examining the stressful thing often shows you how unreasonable it is to worry about it. ...Read more

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How does tobacco use affect the brain?

How does tobacco use affect the brain?

Increased risks: Not only does smoking increase risk of heart disease and COPD in lungs, plus cancer, but we do find increased risk of stroke and multiple sclerosis to name a few. Also, if lung cancer occurs, it can metastasize to brain. So, long and short, quit smoking! ...Read more

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How does meningitis affect the endocrine system during and afterwards?

How does meningitis affect the endocrine system during and afterwards?

Adrenal collapse: This may occur in Meningococcal sepsis with meningitis (called the waterhouse-friedrickson syndrome), and similar condition may occur with pneumococci in persons with no spleen or with altered antibody production (myeloma, etc.). In any bacterial infection with sepsis there are alterations in glucose metabolism and Insulin and glucogon production, as well as physiological hypoadrenocorticolism. ...Read more