In addition, lead produces renal neoplasms, interstitial fibrosis and progressive nephron loss, azotaemia and renal failure. Chronic lead exposure is also implicated in the development of saturnine gout and hypertension. The metal interacts with renal membranes and enzymes and disrupts energy production, calcium metabolism, glucose homeostasis, ion transport processes and the renin-angiotensin system. 32,29 Effect of lead on reproductive system: Infertility is a reproductive health problem worldwide which affects many couples especially in developing countries. Lead is ubiquitous and persistent heavy metal which has detrimental effects on almost all the major organs.33 Male and female reproductive systems are one of the major target sites of lead induced toxicities.34 Effect on Male reproductive
Children are particularly vulnerable to the neurotoxic effects of lead, and even relatively low levels of exposure can cause serious and in some cases irreversible neurological damage. Mining waste causes higher prevalence of elevated blood lead levels in children (Murgueytio et al, 1998). Lead poisoning is a serious and fatal condition. Poorer quality of home and environment has been found to be an independent contributor for increased blood lead concentrations (Baghurst et al, 1999). Lead is a highly toxic metal and a very strong poison.
Besides the diverse prognosis of their addiction, it is a revelation evil lurks in the minds and souls of these individuals. Satan is in control. Addicts and rehabilitation professionals are continuously perplexed why addiction is chronic and difficult to vanquish. Most institutions in the world and the major part of the medical sector claim that addiction to substances is an illness. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.
Overthinking worsens stress. It twists things around, makes one worry over useless things, ruins the situation and creates problems that are not there in the first place. Studies show that 84% of people who are stressed is caused by overthinking (Anderson, McGovern & Norris, 2003). Physical Effects of Stress The observable physiological changes caused by stress are hair loss, weight gain, brittle nails, general appearance of exhaustion, advancement of aging process, and weakening of skin 's healing process. Cortisol, known as the primary stress hormone, is a steroid hormone that is formed in the adrenal glands in reaction to stress (Talbott, 2007).
Crystal meth is highly addictive, and has more cons than pros. A terrible side effect of meth is that it causes the user to pick at the skin so much when high, that it causes sores and even scares to be left on the body. The reason for the self inflicted wounds is because “you think that bugs are crawling under your skin” (Just Think Twice). Meth also can cause users to lose their appetite, resulting in a thin skeletal like body structure. And finally, it causes body temperatures to rise at a drastic rate, causing major dehydration before the body can do anything about it because the brain had reacted so slowly (Just Think
Drug abuse is the habitual use of substances in dangerous amounts or even methods that may bring harm to the user of the substances (World Health Organization, 2009). The substances commonly used are psychoactive substances which can easily lead to a dependency problem by the substance user. Drug abuse is a sociological threat that poses a danger to all people especially the youth. Addiction is possible not only with illegal drugs such as heroin and cocaine, but also with prescription drugs such as oxycodone. According to National Institute on Drug Abuse, the United States government loses about $700 billion every year due to crimes caused by people under the influence of drugs, medical costs, and addicted workers.
If you drink too much they continue to shrink until you blackout and you can get very hurt by falling and hitting your head off of the ground. Alcohol also makes you slur your words and that means that you cannot talk fluently. The liver takes all the brunt and that is not good for your liver. If you drink heavily it can make your heart beat at a different rhythm or even damage your heart muscle. There is some cases in which alcohol has caused heart
Telling them that drugs can harm their brain cells if they consume drugs while their brain are still in the process of growing. Drugs can harm the body from the outside and the inside. Sometimes that harm can lead to a higher risk of dying because of the damage being done. Drugs like heroin, ecstasy, alcohol, and many more can cause your brain to be in another condition of not being able to be in control of your body. For example, one of my friends, uncle has been doing cocaine and drinking alcohol since he was 27 now that he is 35 he has horrible chest pain and his heart rate is very high leading him to have a heart attack at any moment.
Drug Abuse of prescription drugs, is riskier than some illegal drugs(“The Truth about Prescription Drugs”). Drugs are not the only substances that are dangerous alcohol and tobacco are also dangerous, it has killed many people. “You just see life after life swallowed up by alcohol. You just see alcohol tear families
Many of those chemicals are very poisonous and at least 60 of them are linked with cancer. Smoking damages people’s central, respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, and integumentary system. Smoking damages the central system by the use of nicotine. Nicotine reaches the brain in seconds and makes a lot of people feel energized for a quite a period of
Steroids come with side-effects only when they are abused. When they are abused, they work in a detrimental manner and can ruin an individual psychologically, physically, and emotionally. Physically it can damage the liver because it detoxifies the body. Over use of it will break down the liver until it doesn’t work. Other side-effects of abuse of steroids,”… liver tumors, jaundice, fluid retention, deepened voice, cessation of the menstrual cycle, growth of facial hair in women, impaired judgment stemming from feelings of invincibility, baldness, and reduced sperm count in
People ask why do people do that? It’s not worth the harm caused to your body, or even the end of a life. What people don’t understand is that sometimes people can be in such bad state of unhappiness, or depression that the only way to solve the problem is by taking these antidepressants. As in Brave New World, soma is used as a stimulant to result in an extreme amount of happiness in a very short amount of time. Just as antidepressants are used in today’s society.