Let’s Discuss Drugs -Cocaine

Let’s Discuss Drugs -Cocaine

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Drugs, Injuries |

Drugs aren’t good for the body or the mind, and that is something you already know. Speaking about drugs, in general, can be beneficial, but every drug has its effects and side-effects, and if we are going to discuss those then we have to talk about every drug individually.
Cocaine, also called the drug of the rich, comes in a form of white powder and some mix it with other drugs or non-drugs for better effect. The most common way that cocaine is used is by sniffing it. Some inject it directly into the bloodstream, but this carries the increased risk of overdose.

It is very addictive, and people find it very hard to shake that addiction. It causes a rather short sensation of euphoria, or “high-effect” and people tend to extend that feeling with repetitive use. Once the person stops using it, they suffer down-effects which are the opposite of the euphoria.
This highly addictive drug is known to be the cause of respiratory failure, heart attack and cerebral hemorrhage.
Cocaine does have some positive short term effects, but some side-effects on both short and long-term is great. The basic short-term side effects of this drug are: total loss of appetite, nausea, disturbed sleep and hyperstimulation. None of those effects are dangerous, but there are those like depression, panic, seizures and “bugs under the skin” illusions that can lead to injuries or even death.

Even though in the short-term cocaine abuse is not serious, the long-term effects are opposite. Cocaine changes how the brain works, and due to that “normal” of the brain before the long-term exposure to cocaine is different that the “normal” of a brain that was filled with cocaine over a long period.

The brain of a cocaine addict requires the drug to be normal, even though it is damaging to both the brain and the body.

Cocaine permanently damages blood vessels in both the body and the brain which is troubling by itself, and it can also lead to other medical conditions. Many addicts experience very high blood pressure that in some cases lead to death through strokes and heart attacks.
Every type of cocaine abuse has its direct consequences; your nasal tissue will be destroyed if you sniff it; your risk respiratory failure if you smoke the cocaine; the worst way to take cocaine is to inject it because the risk of infections and abscesses is big.

There are a plethora of other effects from cocaine abuse including tooth decay, reproductive damage along with other sexual problems and so on.

No matter what some people say, cocaine is a very dangerous drug, and it will either kill you or completely destroy your life. There isn’t a happy end for a drug addict who abuses this particular drug.

It may be tempting, and you might want to try it just once, but that won’t end there because of the potency of this drug. If you do have problems with cocaine, be sure to start the rehabilitation as soon as possible.

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Binge Eating Disorder-What It Is, What Causes It And More

Binge Eating Disorder-What It Is, What Causes It And More

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Injuries |

Overeating, binge eating disorder, and bulimia are three different things even though all of them involve eating too much. Everyone overeats from time to time, but that doesn’t make someone ill. Binge eating disorder affects emotional eating and the difference between it and the bulimia nervosa is the lack of purging.
This disorder has three main features, frequent binge eating, and distress during and after the act and lack of anything that can be seen as purging.
Three major groups of causes are responsible for the onset of this disorder:
– Social factors can play a big part at the beginning of this disease. In general, there is a necessity to be thin to be seen as someone beautiful and someone normal (it sounds ridiculous, but TV sets those parameters). Parents can also have the negative influence on children, through rewarding, comforting and dismissing children using the food.
– Several psychological factors are closely connected to the binge eating disorder. Depression, low self-esteem, body dissatisfaction are all feelings that may be the core reason for binge eating disorder.
– Some biological factors and genetic coding can be a source of binge eating disorder. Abnormalities in the hypothalamus may cause the brain to send and receive wrong messages concerning hunger.

Binge eating disorder can be cured, but an enormous amount of willpower is necessary. Professional help is a good option, but individuals can fight against this condition by themselves. Having professional help might be easier, but some people want to keep their status secret.

The temptation that comes from the availability of desserts, junk food, and other unhealthy snacks must be resisted. Throw all that out of your fridge and fill it with food that demands preparation and through this you will have to prepare the food, and you will have some limits while doing it.

The rumbling of the stomach represents hunger. Emotional hunger should be avoided as the body doesn’t require nutrition; your brain fills other needs with food craving.Focusing on the food that is being eaten makes the person aware of the amount they eat. Trance-like eating is a characteristic of binge eating disorder.

If a person fails to keep up with their struggle with this disorder and they overeat, many of them go on a strict diet to nullify the effects of the food. Turning to a diet is a mistake, as harsh diets increase the craving for food, and new onset of binge eating is inevitable.

Already aforementioned things cause binge eating disorder, but some triggers make it worse, even though the person is on the way to complete recovery. Identification of those triggers means control over the urge to eat which is one thing a person with this disorder has to master.

Another thing every individual must have is an ability to tolerate the feelings that cause the disorder. It isn’t easy, but once the emotions are located and successfully tolerated, the person can lead the normal life without any shame of their eating habits.

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Recovering From Bulimia

Recovering From Bulimia

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Injuries, Recovering |

Bulimia Nervosa is a nasty medical condition that destroys people and their connection with their family and friends. Even though a bulimic person wants to keep strong ties with those around them, the secrecy surrounding their condition slowly alienates them from those people.With a lot of willpower, the wicked circle of Bulimia Nervosa can be broken, and healing can start.

This process isn’t easy at all; in fact, it may seem even painful. The process has to start with breaking the circle of overeating and purging. Diets don’t work they backfire.

A strict diet will bring out the stronger need for eating, and soon enough they will crumble and the circle will continue. No food should be used in recovery from this condition; the right way to do it is to eat regularly.

It does sound strange, but regular eating is something that a bulimic person struggles to do. But this can be done with a bit of carefulness and the abolition of food rules. Diets are all about rules of what to eat and what not to eat.
To fight the binge eating an individual has to watch for the hunger and not let it last. Whenever they feel the desire, they should satiate it with a snack or a full meal, depending on the time of the day.
Regular meals are the essence of this fight. A bulimic person should eat every 4 hours (meals and snacks combined).
Off-limit foods are tempting (as you know there is a saying that the forbidden fruit is the sweetest kind of fruit) so they shouldn’t be created, and they can be eaten once in a while as a treat.
Food should be enjoyed and appreciated. Binge eating is all about stuffing a large amount of food without any consideration about the type or the taste of the food. Enjoying every single bite brings out the satisfaction and the person can quickly notice when they are full. This prevents overeating and without any overeating, there is no need for purging.

Control of the emotions is an immense aspect of the recovery from this condition. Emotions are the primary cause for binge eating, and the ability to manage those emotions is a big step in getting rid of Bulimia Nervosa.
A person that suffers from this illness has to identify the emotions that underline it, and that can be done with some professional help. Once the emotions are recognized, they have to be accepted.

Their existence must be acknowledged, and they must be explored. Some deeper problems exist, problems that caused those emotions and those issues must be found.Once the patient manages to find all the problems that lead to binge eating they can control them, the circle of eating and purging can be destroyed

Urges for either of those things will still exist, but with support and help they can also be controlled, and normal lifestyle can be attained.Hiding Bulimia Nervosa is not the solution; it is a coward’s way out. Facing your problems and emerging victorious is a way to go.

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Bulimia Nervosa And Its Wicked Circle

Bulimia Nervosa And Its Wicked Circle

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Bulimia, Injuries |

Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder that involves binge eating and purging. This condition throws the person into a vicious circle where he/she eats uncontrollably and after that he/she purges themselves in order not to gain weight.

Living with bulimia is an everyday struggle between the desire to be fit and a great compulsion to eat. But eating for a person with this kind of condition is not as simple as for other people, bulimic people have the urge to binge eat, to the point of pain in their stomach.

Once they sense the discomfort and the pain due to the excess amount of food they have eaten, their mind shifts to worries about getting fat and then the majority of them purge themselves.The purging is usually done due to the guilt that sets in the act of binge eating, and it is done in several ways, depending on the person. Many people opt for vomiting, but there are those that will go and run or exercise to feel better.

But not every bulimic person will purge, some do it differently. Those people choose drastic dieting and fasting to make up for binge eating. These things are also quite ravaging to the body, and they lead to further complications.
The bulimic person will find it hard to admit that they do have a problem and that they should treat it as a sickness. They need a support of other individuals to take that step. You might not be aware, but someone close to you might have this issue, and your help would mean a lot to them. There are signs that you can recognize that will tell you that a person close to you has Bulimia Nervosa.

If someone you know eats unusually significant amounts of food and they don’t seem to gain any weight, then it might be possible that they have this condition. Food mysteriously disappears from the refrigerator and a person loves to eat alone, when no one else is around are also signs of bulimia.

There are also other purging and physical symptoms of bulimia that you should look for:
– Frequent bathroom visits after meals, or simply going out of everyone sights (running water is a giveaway as well)
– Distinct smell of vomit in the bathroom (acidic smell of vomit isn’t easily rooted out, and it can be sensed even several hours after the vomiting)
– Everyday aerobics and running after meals (this is considered as a sign of bulimia only if the exercising lasts for excessive amount of time)
– Some of the most common physical symptoms include puffy cheeks and scars on the knuckles due to constant vomiting
– Bulimic person is not underweight or overweight no matter how much they eat or purge
– The weight of bulimic individual fluctuates regularly; they gain and lose up to 10 pounds in a very short period due to the wicked circle that is Bulimia Nervosa.

If you recognize some of these symptoms in someone close to you, be sure to offer them your help and advise them to find a professional help as well.

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Everything You Need To Know About Menopause

Everything You Need To Know About Menopause

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Injuries, Menopause |

Menopause is the particular period of each woman’s life, in which she is no longer able to have children. It is the permanent end of monthly menstruation. In this crossing period, a woman’s ovaries do not produce eggs anymore, and her body do not produce enough certain hormones.

If you do not get your menstruation for a year (12 months), menopause is confirmed.The average age of getting menopause is about 51 or 52, but some women may get it at the age of 45 to 55. If you enter this stage before the age of 40, it means you are in premature menopause.

It can be caused by many different factors such as smoking, surgeries, and health disorders. What can also cause an early menopause is some damage to your ovaries.

There are three stages of menopause. Perimenopause is the stage that begins a few years before menopause. In this juncture, a woman still has her periods, and she can get pregnant. The ovaries produce less estrogen and due to that woman’s hormone levels may rise or fall depending on the case. It can cause symptoms such as hot flashes etc. The second stage is menopause, in which the ovaries do not produce eggs and the body produce fewer sex hormones. The third stage is postmenopause, in which a woman may have some symptoms like hot flashes and sweats at night. These symptoms are usually annoying for most women, but there are ways of reducing them.If you want to get rid of hot flashes and night sweats, you need to stay away from smoking, drinking alcohol and coffee, eating spicy food, being in warm rooms, using many thick blankets in your bed, etc. What you can also try to do is to turn down your bedroom temperature, remove all the blankets and sheets, remove clothing layers, use body sprays, use cooling pillows and so on. You may also want to check your eating schedule and play with the food. It is important that you eat lots of food that include vitamins.

A lot of women have the same questions when it comes to menopause. All of them want to know if they will experience the symptoms that their mother, sister or friend experiences too. But, what you need to know is that these symptoms differ from one woman to another, even if they are siblings for example.

Another question is about having surgery (hysterectomy) in which your uterus is surgically removed. Most women want to know if they will experience menopause symptoms even in this case. The truth is that you will not experience any symptoms of it, and you will have no idea that you are going through it.

A simple symptom you may experience will be, already mentioned, hot flashes.Once it is confirmed, you will need to listen to your doctor, and he will discuss your treatment.
You may not need any treatment, it all depends on the symptoms you have. Not every woman experience the same so that the treatment will be different too. Some women will need medications and hormone therapies.

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Dealing With Sports Injuries

Dealing With Sports Injuries

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Injuries |

Every single person has its passion. Different people love different things. Some of them enjoy playing sports, some of them don’t. Playing games is exquisite for us and our body. It keeps us healthy, and it builds up our muscles. But, it can also give us some serious injuries. These injuries can happen anywhere on your body, and they are usually not so serious, but they can be.Football, hockey, and other high-contact sports are the sports in which you can get serious injuries. A concussion is one of them. It occurs when the ball violently hits your head, enough to shake your brain. In this case, a person can lose consciousness for some time. The best way to prevent this injury is to wear a particular helmet made for this.

Except for the head, another body part that can be hurt is the neck. These injuries usually include hard impacts such as a collision in both football and hockey. This can injure our spine, by cracking the vertebrae.

Shoulders are commonly hurt too, because of the number of its tendons and ligaments that create a joint together. It is very shallow and easy to injure.

This is very painful, and it makes it harder to lift a hand.When it comes to elbows, there are two types of those injuries. Those are tennis elbow and golf elbow. They have nothing to do with these sports, but that’s how they are called. Tennis elbow is inflammation on the outside elbow part, and the golf elbow is very similar to it, but it is on the inside angle region. Wrists can also be hurt, because they are familiar places for ligaments sprains, muscle injuries, bone features, etc.

A jammed finger is a common hand injury. In this case, fingers are hit directly. You can have some serious complications with muscles of the upper back and lower back, especially if the vertebrae are involved. This injury is a common thing in contact sports. Hips can be injured in many forms. Most of these injuries are treated with a lot of rest and medication. Some of them that are more serious need to be under medical attention.

Let’s not forget about knees. Volleyball players and athletes know what we are discussing. These injuries happen when the knee is twisted.

This area usually requires surgeries. If you are running a marathon, playing basketball or some other sport, you may have problems with your feet. The best prevention way is wearing comfortable and proper shoes.

Sometimes, preventing these injuries is not in our hands, but they are preventable most of the time. Before we start our workout or exercising, it is imperative to warm-up. When it comes to any sport, for example, hiking, running or some other, what we should do is to have a little pre-participation training. Do not force yourself, stop when you feel tired. It is better to take a rest and then continue again. Parents, if your children play some sports, be careful and make sure that you take a good care of them.

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