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How Much People Us Cocaine
Not sure but....: Addiction has to do with your genetic make up, life experiences, peer pressure, access to the agent, having psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety. Cocaine being a powerful agent can give the user an unusually high level of joy and ecstasy (especially in the beginning) that your brain will want to re experience the sensation, over and over again. ...Read more
There is no set time: Smokers tend to cut 10-15 years off their lifespan, and heavy drinkers about the same, and certain conditions, like mouth and throat cancer are 150 times more likely to occur in alcoholic chain smokers, and this can occur in people who are in their late 30s or early 40s if they started smoking/drinking in their teens. There is much variability in genetic susceptibility to causing damage from both. ...Read more
Varies ~7+/-hrs: While we typically think of elderly as needing less sleep, answer to your question really depends upon many factors. For instance, how old is old? Any underlying medical conditions and/or medications? Prior sleep disorders? Bottom line, quality of sleep is probably at least as important if not more so than quantity. And rather than ask/answer general question, ask individual if they got enough sle ...Read more
Unproven: Mesotherapy is not fda approved. There is no standardization of the formulas used. No one can predict the results or the side effects. The stuff doesn't melt fat - it kills it, leaving lumpy scar deposits that are hard to correct. Not recommended, no matter how cheap it might be. ...Read more
AA: Alcoholics Anonymous is a good resource for those who want to quit drinking: www.aa.org. You can find meetings local to you. Otherwise, it is important to believe that you have the power to do healthy things for your life. One has to have the belief that you can make healthy decisions and stick with them. Good luck you you. ...Read more
Yes: This is a common trait of depressed and anxious people. One type of depression, atypical depression is associated with extreme rejection sensitivity. Fortunately, treatment with meds and therapy helps both. I discussed some of this in my book, psychiatry in technocolors, on amazon.Com. ...Read more
Possibly: Current thinking is that sad is triggered by lack of direct sunlight. Staying indoors may contribute to this. ...Read more
far too many: Although i'm afraid I do not know the numbers, far far too many people die from using crystal meth. It is associated with stroke, heart attack, as well as global progressive failure of health. Get help. Stop. Find any way to get the support you need to get off or help others get off of this terribly addictive, damaging drug. ...Read more
Genetics, exposure,: Life experiences (trauma may predispose), etc. Addiction to heroin is a chronic disease that is treatable and can go into remission. Much of the risk for addiction is genetic. When people use the drug, it is very reinforcing and changes the brain so it is extremely difficult to stop. More info at: http://www.Drugabuse.Gov/publications/drugfacts/heroin. ...Read more
It fills a need.: Someone who feels empty inside may cut to feel "something". Someone who is hurting emotionally may cut so that the physical pain will distract them. Some cut to punish themselves. One may cut in the belief that they will let out negativity or evil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Omega 3: According to the fda, it is safe to take up to 3, 000mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa) per day. It’s not the same as 3, 000mg of fish oil. A 1, 000mg fish oil usually contains about 300-400mg of omega 3 (dpa and epa). One capsule of prescription omega 3 Lovaza 1, 000mg contains the total of 840mg of omega 3 (465mg of epa and 375mg of dha). The daily dose for Lovaza is 4 caps/day or 3, 360mg of omega 3/day. ...Read more
Patterning: A kid who grows up in a household where the adults love sports will likely emulate their parents & want to love sports to fit in. In the same way, when these super role models smoke they give off visual messages that it is cool. Kids forget 90% of what they hear daily but remember 70% of what they see. If they see it often they ignore advise not to smoke & follow the pattern they see. ...Read more
IN LOVE: If you are not ready to get married, don't be so emotional. Concentrate on what you are doing now like going to school to finish your studies.Try to suppress your emotions until you are stable, then you can fall in love! remember there are many things to do yet before you reach that stage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old can humans live to be? Why do some people live longer than others, assuming they die of natural causes?
Longevity: Humans can live to be 100 years old or older. Do a web search for "The Blue Zone" on the internet. These are areas in the world where people consistently live longer than 100 years old. You can see the things they have in common: nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc. Your diet is very important. Stay away from processed foods. Eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits with a small amount of meat. ...Read more
Can you really eat too much fiber ? What are the signs of too much ? How much is the max people can eat?
Not really, but: There's always a point where there's an excess of something, though it would be hard to get to that point reasonably with fiber. I suppose if you eat bales of hay at a time, you could reach an unsafe amount, but it is not something 99.9% of people would have to worry about with a normal diet. ...Read more
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