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Can years of drug and alchohol abuse cause necrozoospermia? Even tho I stopped taking drugs years and years ago?
Yes.: Drug abuse has been associated with a number of different mental health problems. Mood changes (depression, anger outbursts), impulsive behavior, psychosis, anxiety, social withdrawal, lack of motivation are all common consequences of drug abuse. There are studies that show specific mental health problems associated with certain drugs. ...Read more
Yes indeed!: This is a sad reflection on parenthood. It is, however a complex issue that is not easily solved. ...Read more
Memory problems: Long term alcohol abuse can cause something called amnestic syndrome as part of a condition called wernicke-korsokoff syndrome. With such a condition, a person's short term memory is greatly diminished and in severe cases, non-existent. One can imagine the problems not being able to remember any new information can cause. An individual with such a problem can forget all new information. ...Read more
It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abuse is a Risk: Childhood sexual abuse and severe psychological trauma (depression, anxiety, substance abuse) have all been linked to later psychotic disorders. Studies examining subjects (12 to 16 years) who were sexually abused with penetration evidenced a 3.4 percent probability of psychosis (archives of general psychiatry). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Marijuana use temporarily relieves depression/anxiety and withdrawal exacerbates this. Withdrawal can take weeks to resolve. Several years ago, a study comparing daily users to a normal population found a lower incidence of depression in marijuana users suggesting a treatment of depression by marijuana. However, too many side effects and varying serum levels make it a poor choice for rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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