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Can you get a disease from smoking crystal meth?

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Can you get a disease from smoking crystal meth?
Posted Sun, 18 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Alekhya 1 hour later

Thank you for the query.

Its a highly addictive drug and it will give an irreversible damage. You can get meth mouth, psychosis, increased blood pressure, brain damage and even stroke and death. There are many other effects due to this drug. It is always better to avoid such drugs as this is going to harm your body.

Hope this answers your query. Follow-up queries are always welcome.

Wish you a good health.

Dr. Alekhya.
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Follow-up: Can you get a disease from smoking crystal meth? 33 minutes later
How often does someone have to be smoking meth to get all these potential side effects? I have been smoking it daily for 18 months and other than weight loss im fine
Answered by Dr. Alekhya 24 minutes later

The effect depends on the person and the dose. You are already having the side effects like weight loss. You can regain your weight if you reduce taking the drug. You may get sudden effects of the drug which may be XXXXXXX That is the reason I would advise you to slow down on the drug.

It may take months to years for those effects. we can not fix an exact time for the effects to appear. They may appear as short term or long term effects

Hope this answers your query.

Dr. Alekhya
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