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How Many Teen Suicides Are Caused By Drugs
Do it til u feel it: Support groups (aa, na), exercise, other healthy activities, eating healthy, sleeping enough, sober fun... Even if you don't feel like it, getting in a routine of healthy activities will help. Acting your way into feeling better and thinking more clearly is far more effective than waiting until you think or feel differently so you can do things differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With help: It is very very hard to recover from any abuse, especially as a child. Please seek professional help and not feel ashamed. ...Read more
Obesity health: Over 20 different medical conditions have been linked to obesity. The yearly cost to the healthcare system is estimated at over $100 billion. The common disorders include hypertension, asthma, reflux, diabetes, arthritis, sleep apnea, hyperlipidemia, depression, and an increase risk of falls. Life threatening conditions include heart disease, certain cancers, and blood clots. ...Read more
Death Rates: I gfound your question intriguing. So, i went to the internet and found a really interesting website. I suggest you go there and explore: http://www.Worldlifeexpectancy.Com/cause-of-death/kidney-disease/by-country/. I certainly am! ...Read more
Lots: Depending upon the drug of choice one can develop hepatitis, Hep C. overdose, kidney problems, heart arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, tooth loss, cirrhosis, immune disorders, sudden death, abscesses, MRSA, Cytomegalovirus, stroke, seizure, psychosis, chronic depression, serotonin depletion, tolerance, pancreatitis, wasting syndromes, cardiomyopathy, respiratory suppression, withdrawal. ...Read more
Tics from meds?: When stimulants used to treat ADD/ADHD trigger tics, they willl resolve when the medications are discontinued. However tics appear in children at an age when ADD is diagnosed. If the tics persist, they are not related to the medication. Effective management can be achieved with Clonidine, Tenex, (guanfacine) Clonazepam and other medications that block the action of brain Dopamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is ADHD caused by environmental factors? Do kids get ADHD because of how or where they live, or certain foods? How can we avoid it?
No: ADHD is a chemical abnormality involving brain transmitters Dopamine and Nor Epinephrin. Environmental factors can affect a child's ability to focus such as noise in the classroom. Excess sugar and carbohydrates in the diet can affect the ability to focus and attend. There are many psychosocial factors such as abuse can cause inattentiveness. However, these do not cause ADHD. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Obviously Not enough: This topic should be covered as part of sexual education for teenagers. I am treating now a very young patient with hpv+ tonsillar cancer. The incidence of hpv+ head and neck cancer continues to increase and this is not something that can be underestimated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Therapy: Beyond basic sleep hygiene practices, cognitive behavioral therapy (which a good psychotherapist can provide) can help a lot with this. Therapy can address any specific rituals or thought obsessions that come up at night, or which interfere with sleep. Also there are medications that can help both the OCD and sleep. A psychiatrist can evaluate need and prescribe effectively. ...Read more
Problems:: Excessive alcohol use can lead to liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis); ^ risk of hypertension, stroke or heart failure; erectile dysfunction; nystagmus; ^ cancer risk; GI problems (gastritis, ulcers, pancreatitis); fetal alcohol syndrome; dementia; hypoglycemia and eye problems. ...Read more
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