Inhalants products

Inhalants products and heroin addiction must be stopped

Inhalants products and heroin: Health consequences on the brain

Inhalants products include all chemicals found in household products like aerosol sprays, cleaning fluids, glue, and paint, paint thinner, nail polish remover, amyl nitrite, and lighter fuel. They are sniffed or “huffed” ( the decision makingact of inhaling vapors). According to the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, inhalants affect the brain badly. When substances or fumes are inhaled through the nose or mouth, they can cause permanent physical and mental damage. They starve the body of oxygen and force the heart to beat irregularly and more rapidly users of inhalants are likely to lose their sense of smell, suffer nausea and nosebleeds and may also develop liver, lung and kidney problems. Continued use can lead to reduced muscle mass, tone and strength. Inhalants can make people unable to walk, talk and think normally. Much of the damage is caused to the brain tissue when the toxic fumes are sniffed straight into the sinus.

Short and long-term effects

In addition to the above, inhalants can kill a person by heart attack or suffocation as the inhaled fumes take the place of oxygen in the lungs and central nervous system. Someone on inhalants may also suddenly react with extreme violence. Can lead to muscle wasting and reduced muscle tone and strength. Can permanently damage the body and brain.

Inhalants products and heroin: Heroin

Heroin is very addictive drug and is usually injected, snorted or smoked. Its entry into the brain can be very rapid but then again it makes people think and react slowly thereby idecision-making ability and besides that, it also causes difficulty in memory. Alongside that, users injecting the drug can be subjected to greater risk of contracting AIDS, hepatitis (liver disease) and other diseases caused by infected needles. These health problems can be passed on to sexual partners and newborns. Heroin is one of the three drugs most frequently involved in drug abuse deaths. Violence and crime are linked to its use.

Short and long-term effects

Abusers experience clouded mental functioning, nausea and vomiting. Awareness of pain may be suppressed. Pregnant women can suffer a spontaneous abortion. Cardiac (heart) functions slow down and breathing is severely slowed, sometimes to the point of death. Scarred and/or collapsed veins, bacterial infections of the blood vessels, heart valves, abscesses and other soft-tissue infections, and liver or kidney disease. Lung complications may result. Sharing of needles or fluids may result in hepatitis, AIDS and other blood-borne virus diseases.

Finally, the effects of inhalants and heroin are no simple matters to be wished away without taking proper remedial action. Any hesitation may lead to paying the ultimate price. We can avoid this by being discreet in the decisions we make. One of the best decision though not popular with many users due to problems of denial is seeking for timely treatment. Doctor Dalal Akoury and her team of experts are always available and are willing to help you in any way possible. That can only be done if you let them know of your problems by scheduling an appointment with her today.

Inhalants products and heroin: Health consequences on the brain

 

 

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