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Substance abuse obstacles and cancer

Substance abuse obstacles

Substance abuse obstacles and cancer put together can only add more injury to the already difficult problem

Substance abuse obstacles and cancer: Alcohol use and alcoholism

In my quest to address the problem of substance abuse obstacles, it is becoming a trend that every time this topic of addiction is mention very really will it go without touching on alcohol consumption. Experts across the globe including doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center agrees that alcohol is the most addictive and abused drug and one that causes most of the health problems we go through today. Having said that I want to put emphasis on this by repeating this point that most people understand that heavy alcohol drinking can cause health problems, however, what many people may not know is that alcohol consumption can raise their cancer risk. Several cancers are as a result of drinking alcohol and this is what is going to form the basis of discussion in this article. If you want to be enlightened about the effects of alcohol and cancer, then keep on the link and read on for much educative and informative experience. And if you’re struggling with alcoholism, grab this opportunity and schedule an appointment with doctor Akoury now for the commencement of your recovery process that will leave you free from all the implications of alcohol abuse.

Substance abuse obstacles and cancer: Types of cancer linked to alcohol use

As discussed alcohol is a known cause of different kinds of cancers. Such cancers include:

  • Mouth
  • Throat (pharynx)
  • Voice box (larynx)
  • Esophagus
  • Liver
  • Colon and rectum
  • Breast

Besides the above alcohol may also increase the risk of cancer of the pancreas and for each of these cancers, the risk increases with the amount of alcohol consumed.

Cancers of the mouth, throat, voice box, and esophagus

Alcohol consumption is no doubt contributes the highest risk of these cancers. Drinking and smoking combine raises the risk of these cancers much more than the effects of either drinking or smoking alone. This might be because alcohol has the ability to act as a solvent, helping harmful chemicals in tobacco to get inside the cells that line the digestive tract. Alcohol may also slow down these cells’ ability to repair damage to their DNA caused by chemicals in tobacco.

Liver cancer

Research has proved that long-term alcohol use has been linked to an increased risk of liver cancer. Regular, heavy alcohol use can damage the liver, leading to inflammation. This, in turn, might raise the risk of liver cancer.

Colon and rectal cancer

Alcohol use has been linked with a higher risk of cancers of the colon and rectum. The evidence for such a link is generally stronger in men than in women, although studies have found the link in both sexes.

Breast cancer

Even a few drinks a week is linked with an increased risk of breast cancer in women. This risk may be especially high in women who do not get enough folate (a B vitamin) in their diet or through supplements. Alcohol can affect estrogen levels in the body, which may explain some of the increased risks. Drinking less alcohol may be an important way for many women to lower their risk of breast cancer.

Substance abuse obstacles and cancer: Alcohol use and alcoholism

 

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Stopping alcohol drinking

Stopping alcohol drinking

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation can be difficult but with professional help, it is made easier

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation: Common health conditions

You must have been told that a little alcohol is good for your digestion and that it is better to take this substance responsible or moderately. I have equally been told the same. But wait a moment, are there consequences of doing so? Why then are we warned in every advertisement that alcohol consumption is harmful to your health? This is what we want to address in this article even as we seek for ways of stopping alcohol drinking for a better health. According to the experts from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury MD. It all begins with understanding the effects of alcohol addiction before taking actions of defeating the problem.

Effects on the Lungs

Pneumonia – Over time, chronic alcoholism can cause severe reductions in white blood cells, which increase the risk for community-acquired pneumonia i.e. pneumonia acquired outside of hospitals or nursing homes. When patients are inebriated they are also at risk for aspiration of mucus from the airways, causing pneumonia. Patients who abuse alcoholism have a greater risk for developing severe pneumonia. It is therefore advisable that patients with alcohol dependence receive an annual pneumococcal pneumonia vaccination and so when you start seeing signs like high fever, cough and stabbing chest pains you must consult with your doctor immediately.

Skin, Muscle, and Bone Disorders

Severe alcoholism is associated with osteoporosis i.e. loss of bone density, muscular deterioration, skin sores, and itching. Women often seem to face a higher risk than men for damage to muscles, including muscles of the heart, from the toxic effects of alcohol.

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation: Reproduction and Fetal Development

Sexual Function and Fertility – Alcoholism increases levels of the female hormone estrogen and reduces levels of the male hormone testosterone, factors that possibly contribute to erectile dysfunction and enlarged breasts in men, and infertility in women. Such changes may also be responsible for the higher risks for absent periods and abnormal uterine bleeding in women with alcoholism.

Drinking during Pregnancy and Effects on the Infant – there is no safe drinking when it comes to pregnant mothers. That which you call moderate amounts of alcohol is more than enough to cause damaging effects on the development of the fetus in several ways like low birth weight and an increased risk of miscarriage. High amounts can cause fetal alcohol syndrome a condition that can cause mental and growth retardation. Although there is no specific amount of alcohol intake, the risk of developing the syndrome is increased depending on the time of alcohol exposure during pregnancy, a pattern of drinking (four or more drinks per occasion), and how often alcohol consumption occurs.

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Moderate alcohol consumption may help protect the hearts of adults with type 2 diabetes. Heavy drinking, however, is associated with obesity, which is a risk factor for this form of diabetes. In addition, alcohol can cause hypoglycemia, a drop in blood sugar, which is especially dangerous for people with diabetes who are taking insulin. Intoxicated diabetics may not be able to recognize symptoms of hypoglycemia. The list is endless and we are still going to address the two below in our next article so keep reading and be the first to know. But in the meantime, if you have any concern over this discussion, you can call doctor Akoury for more professional input.

  • Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Mental Functioning
  • Vitamins and mineral deficiencies

Stopping alcohol drinking temptation: Common health conditions

 

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Drug Addiction recovery

Existing addiction recovery programs

Existing addiction recovery programs

Existing addiction recovery programs are tailored to help you regain your health professionally

Existing addiction recovery programs: The ultimate consequences

The consequences of drug and alcohol addictions are strenuous and can impact negatively on your personal relationships and make it hard to focus on your work and even in school programs. The consequences of addiction have made so many people have their health, finances and eventually their lives being turned upside down painfully. We are all aware that drug addiction is a global problem and finding the existing addiction recovery programs is a good point to start with. However knowing the root causes of individual drug abuse is also very important in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction. And that is why experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center recommends that if you’re struggling with a substance abuse issues, it is never too late to get help from a drug recovery program. You can call us today (843 213 1480) and we will help you go through this professionally.

Existing addiction recovery programs: Drug and alcohol addiction

The prevalence of this problem is very evident in most countries like for example in America, it is estimated that up to 22.5 million people age 12 and above have used illicit drugs just in the last month alone. That is according to the information gathered by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). On further analysis of these, it comes out that the figure represents 8.7% of that age group. Of those who admitted having used illicit drugs in the last month, approximately 18.1 million used marijuana, 6.1 million used psychotherapeutics, 1.4 million used cocaine, 1 million used hallucinogens, 0.6 million used inhalants and 0.3 million used heroin. In this study, alone many of the people surveyed used these drugs recreationally, but many others used them because they were struggling with addiction.

From those findings, we can now not bury our heads in the sand and pretend that everything is alright. Doctor Akoury MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center say that we must desire to be as preventive as possible. However in the event that drug use gets out of control, the best response is to seek treatment immediately in a reputable drug rehabilitation facility with good recovery programs. Therefore if you are worried about your drug use or that of a loved one, we can help you make the change if only you could schedule an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today.

Existing addiction recovery programs: The causes of addiction

Drug addiction can be very complicated, and it can affect brain functioning in a so many ways. Because if this variance, some people will be able to use alcohol or medications responsibly, while others are much more vulnerable to dependence. Doctor Akoury shares with us some of the factors that are likely to increase your vulnerability of having a drug or alcohol addiction:

  • The history of family members who have struggled with addiction before
  • If you went through an abusive or neglectful childhood
  • Mental health issues including depression
  • If you were introduced to the use of drugs at a relatively young age

Besides those factors listed above, it is still very important to appreciate that all kinds of people can suffer from addiction regardless of whether or not these risk factors are prevalent in their lives. That, therefore, means that those factors are only guidelines but not all will lead to drug or alcohol abuse. Making a periodic visit to your physician for a check-up and professional evaluation about your health and most importantly about your addiction risks is very necessary.

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General alcoholism effects

General alcoholism effects

General alcoholism effects is not seen on the bottle but on the content of the bottle

General alcoholism effects: Stopping substance abuse

The general alcoholism effects start in a simple, attractive and harmless way. It begins with an introductory sip which indeed is harmless initially. It then gains momentum from the influence of your friends and it is no longer a simple sip but a simple drink and because you want to fit in and be counted, you join the club of belonging. You are now accepted and you feel well placed and can be counted among your peers. However, in doing all these you have just started the journey of health problems and complications which will also start in almost the same way you got into alcohol consumption. Health complications will also start in very simple ways and as you continue drinking they graduated from one level to another.

Dear reader, alcohol consumption is not good for your health says doctor Dalal Akoury MD, President, and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. When it comes to protecting your health, the sentiment “responsible drinking’ has no value. With addictive substances, there is nothing like that. The effects of alcohol are costly and complicated that, if you are not drinking please stay that way and if you are drinking already, all is not lost. However, you need to make a quick decision and stop what you call responsible drinking and move to responsible healthy living. We appreciate that this may not be everyone’s cup of tea and therefore, you will need professional advice from the house of experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center by scheduling an appointment with doctor Akoury for the commencement of your recovery process. Meanwhile, for a better understanding, we are going to interrogate some of the effects of alcohol for a better understanding of the magnitude as follows:

  • Heart disease and stroke
  • Cancer
  • Effects on the lungs
  • Skin, muscle and bone disorder
  • Weight and diabetes
  • Central and Peripheral Nervous System and Mental Functioning
  • Vitamins and mineral deficiencies

General alcoholism effects: Heart disease and stroke

For the purpose of this article, we are going to narrow down on the first two (heart disease and stroke and cancer), while addressing the difference in our subsequent articles. While it may be true that when people drink moderately there is the possibility of some improvement of health by reduction of certain risk factors like increasing HDL i.e. good cholesterol levels. This is only minimal and it is subject to consuming one or two units of alcohol daily. It is important to understand that this does not in any way indicate that drinking alcohol unilaterally reduce cardiovascular risk because excessive consumption will definitely affect your health negatively. Alcohol is a toxic substance has the ability to damage the heart muscles making heart disease to be the leading cause of death among alcoholics.

General alcoholism effects: Cancer

Alcohol abuse and dependence may increase the risk for certain type of cancers like mouth, throat, esophageal, gastrointestinal, liver, and colorectal, cancers. When it comes to some of these risks there are no safe limits and the dangers are realistic even with very minimal consumption having adverse effects on breast cancer. It is important that alcohol consumption is avoided in totality for the attainment of good health.

General alcoholism effects: Stopping substance abuse

 

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