10 Dangerous Effects of Drugs on the Human Body


10 Dangerous Effects of Drugs on the Human
Body Welcome to RPLORE!
Prescription drugs or not, drug abuse causes a lot of changes to the human body, mostly
pointing towards the negative side of things. While some drugs these days cause temporary
side-effects, there are others, especially the unregulated ones, which could lead to
long-term consequences. Here are 10 dangerous effects of drugs on the human body that everyone
should know! Before we start with our list, don’t forget to click the bell icon and
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Weight Loss / Weight Gain Many of us would think that weight loss or
weight gain, being considered as side-effects for drug abuse isn’t that dangerous. Well,
it all depends on how quickly an individual lost or gained a substantial amount of weight.
Drug addicts for example, depending on the kind of substance they are taking, experience
a sudden change in weight in a short amount of time. This affects the body in a whole
different way, which often leads to serious health conditions in the future.
Psychosis This is definitely one of the obvious side-effects
of drugs on the human body. Amphetamines for example, while they are quite useful in treating
ADHD patients, can cause psychosis if taken for non-treatment purposes. Most people agree
that the use of this substance gives an energizing feeling, but heavy users, more than 20% of
them in fact, experience amphetamine psychosis with effects similar to schizophrenia.
Acne, Skin Sores, and Tooth Decay Methamphetamine is a neurotoxin that simply
floods the brain with high levels of dopamine. While this drug is known to damage the brain’s
grey matter, heavy users of this drug are also prone to acne and skin sores. Coupled
with lack of personal care – like proper bath and oral hygiene, you’d have a clear
idea of what crystal meth addicts look like. Coma
Inhalants – drugs that are absorbed through breathing are known to damage internal organs,
which may include kidneys, bones, and brains. While these drugs often have short-term side-effects,
fatal consequences occur at times. The condition called “sudden sniffing death” for example
is something that an individual may experience because of irregular heartbeats or heart attack.
Liver Cancer While some people don’t consider alcohol
as a drug, it could definitely be one of the most dangerous in the world. A lot of people
are addicted to it, and of course, it causes a lot of health problems including high blood
pressure and liver cancer. Those who suffer from alcohol dependence even experience potentially
fatal withdrawal symptoms. Dilated Pupils
There are a lot of known drugs that affect an individual’s vision – hallucinogens
like LSD or DMT, induce dilated pupils resulting to blurry vision, amphetamines like Ecstacy
and MDMA cause nystagmus, or the rapid quivering of the pupils. Crack cocaine one the other
hand, stimulates the brain and releases endorphins and adrenalines that causes the user’s pupils
to dilate. HIV Aids
The relationship of HIV Aids and drug abuse has been solidified through a series of research
studies and documentation from various health organizations. While it’s impossible to
get infected with HIV Aids just with drug use alone, it somehow increases the risks
of getting infected since most drug users share drug equipments, and often times, make
unprotected sex when high on drugs. Impotence
Drugs can mess up your brain a lot. Aside from health diseases like tuberculosis, heart
problems, hepatitis, and gastrointestinal conditions, for men, drugs can cause premature
or delayed ejaculation, poor response to sexual contact, and erectile dysfunction. Heroin
addicts for example, are known to avoid sexual contact because of their lack of interest
in sex. High Blood Pressure
Stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin have shown great results in treating ADHD and narcolepsy
patients. On the other hand, these substances nowadays have been used a lot in college campuses
where students have to stay awake longer for their studies. Since these stimulants elevate
the heart rate, blood pressure, and respiration, drug abuse of stimulants often result to high
blood pressure and heart attacks. Disfiguration
We all know that drugs literally destroy our internal organs. Well, you probably didn’t
know this, but drugs also do a lot of damage to your physical appearance. If you take a
look at the before and after transformation pictures of drug addicts, you’ll notice that
many of them have deformed noses, terrible skin breakouts, and scarring.
Drugs can break you – mentally and physically. If you care about yourself, and the people
around you, do not do drugs! For more educational videos from our channel, don’t forget to like
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