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Doctor insights on: Huffing Gets You Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Please explain what are the effects of huffing?

Please explain what are the effects of huffing?

Depends on what you: Are huffing. The usual suspects - airplane glue, paint, thinners - can contain toluene or benzene products, and can cause widespread damage - to brain, heart, kidneys. Liver and bone marrow. Anything you huff reduces the oxygen level in blood, and if done chronically can reduce iq. Heart arrhythmias and sudden death, as well as suffocation can occur. They can cause permanent damage and death. ...Read more

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What are the effects of huffing and puffing when running?

What are the effects of huffing and puffing when running?

To allow you to run: When you run you burn calories, which require oxygen to burn, and produces co2 (lke the exhaust from a car). Your breathing in takes in oxygen and breathing out gets rid of co2. Your car, when it runs, breathes in oxygen through the air filter, and exhales co2 (along with other combustion products) though the tial pipe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop huffing and drinking sanitizer?

Can you tell me how to stop huffing and drinking sanitizer?

No, I can't: But you can get professional help, which is what you need. Nobody can solve your problems in 400 characters. Huffing is very dangerous, and most of the things people huff (glue, paint, thinner etc.) cause brain damage, as well as damage to heart, lungs, kidneys, liver and bone marrow. Sanitizer has lots of alcohol. Find a treatment program in your area, probably portland- mercy hospital has one. ...Read more

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I got high off airfreshner and i herd that if i huff my baby can come out to be retarded?

I got high off airfreshner and i herd that if i huff my baby can come out to be retarded?

See below: Anything that you are exposed to your baby is exposed to. The chemicals that get you high are also getting the baby high. This can lead to problems with addiction and other brain problems. Huffing actually deprives your body of oxygen, and hence deprives your baby of oxygen. The brain needs a lot of oxygen, so i would stop this behavior completely, even if you weren't pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the signs of someone huffing?

What are the signs of someone huffing?

Depends: Huffing volatile chemicals (glue, paint, gasoline) leaves distinct odors on the breath and clothing, often stains around the mouth and nose. People who have been huffing act "drunk" - speech is slurred, coordination is impaired, balance is off and they may be disinhibited and even violent. Ether and nitrous huffing can cause death by suffocation, as can using plastic bags over ones head to huff. ...Read more

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Does huffing really make your baby come out retarded?

Does huffing really make your baby come out retarded?

Possibly: Depending on the timing and content of your "huffing" experience, the fetus would share the direct toxic effects of the material that has entered your bloodstream. Brain injury is possible. ...Read more

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Are there tests that can be done to check for huffing?

Are there tests that can be done to check for huffing?

Not really: While there are research tests that can look for many solvents that are commonly inhaled as drugs of abuse (gasoline, kerosene, benzene, toluene and many others), these are not readily available. The diagnosis is generally made by seeing the effects of the drug abuse, which may include paint on the face, distinctive odors, changes in consciousness and the organ toxicity (liver, kidney, blood, lung. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms if someone's huffing gasoline?

What are common symptoms if someone's huffing gasoline?

Drunkenness: Intoxication on gasoline looks like alcohol intoxication - speech slurred, mental clouding, imbalance, incoordination. In those who huff there are often stains around the mouth and nose, esp if bags are used to inhale. The smell gets on clothes and skin. Damage to the kidney, liver, bone marrow and heart also can occur, and cardiac arrhythmias, which can be lethal, can occur, and asphyxiation. ...Read more

Huffing (Definition)

Huffing is the act of inhaling the fumes of paint thinners, fuels, or other noxious substances, in order to get a "high." It is a dangerous method of intoxicating oneself, as the fumes of such substance can cause damage to the ...Read more