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What Is The Damage Does Heroin Do To The Liver
HepatitisB& C common: Amongst heroin users, hepatitis b & c are common due to sharing needles. Untreated, these viruses can slowly kill the liver -> cirrhosis/liver failure/liver cancer. Heroin is cut with other toxic substances, and these substances can affect a number of organs including liver, lungs (talc lung). Heroin is dangerous, and should not be used by anyone. Anyone addicted can seek help from his/her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
If pure, it doesn't: Opioids have little effect on the liver, but can cause gall bladder spasm, and even pancreatitis in some sensitive people. The major liver problems that result from heroin use are NOT from the heroin, but from contaminants in the drug, or sharing of needles and injection paraphernelia, or non-sterile injection techniques. Hepatitis B and C are the most common in the US, with cirrhosis&liver cancer ...Read more
Are enlarged liver and cardiac hypertrophy related in any way? what can cause it? My boyfriend, with no prior medical conditions died from this and it does not run in the family. He did have a history of drug use in the past (smoke heroin)
Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?
Alcohol is toxic and: potentially damages everything it touches, including hearts, but also livers, kidneys, bladders, etc. Cocaine amps up everything (its a speed), plus is also toxic, so yes, it can damage tissue, too. Heroin fills up opiate receptors and in effect, turns a lot of functions off. Whenever you have tissue damage, you are likely to get inflammation, which is one cause of arterial plaque. ...Read more
If heroin does not produce organ damage in the same way as alcohol or other drugs.Is it possible for a human to use daily pure h, without major harm .?
Addiction is harm: Although it is largely true that opiates do not do the same type of physical damage to the body that alcohol does, addiction is a dark road that leads to dark places. Some dangers of h are overdose, abscesses or infection from IV use, legal probs. Over time, tolerance grows & more & more must be used to get same effect. Over time using becomes the only thing that is fun. Not a pretty picture. ...Read more
I think my,boyfriend is using heroin I have never used it , can any damage be passed on to me through kissing or sexual contact ?
Will I go into precipitated withdrawal after waiting 26hours after last shot of heroin?have only used heroin for five days.on subs before that and wan
Unlikely: the general recommendation before resuming buprenorphine after a relapse on short acting drugs like heroin is waiting 24 hours, or until you begin to feel withdrawal. If you are not feeling withdrawal, it might be prudent to either wait until you are, or to use a lower dose of the drug (1/2 of the lowest dose form, like 1mg of suboxone/subutex). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just told my daughters drug test didnt show pure heroin but heroin "metabolites" and I don't understand what that means?
OVERDOSE BOTH FATAL: Alcohol is legal for adults over 21 in us and over 18 in many other countries both are addictive, overdose of both can be fatal.But heroin abuse can cause many medical problems like aids, hepatitis b and c, and is more addictive and dangerous than alcohol alcohol is served everywhere there are celebrations and in limited quanity may ba beneficial for heart but too much causes liver/heart diseass. ...Read more
Took naltrexone, was heavy heroin user but went to detox, feels like a knife is in my stomach for hours what should I do?
Abdominal pain: Such pain could be due to inflammation of the stomach lining (gastritis), peptic ulcer or pancreatitis. Gall bladder and liver causes are also possible. Nevertheless you should be examined by your physician who will order any appropriate tests deemed necessary in order to make a diagnosis. In the meantime follow a bland diet and avoid alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine. Don't put off the examination. ...Read more
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