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How crystal meth destroys your organs ?

hello my name is Christina. i have been sitting in the hospital with my mom. She is 43 years old and she had a heat attack and they did a stint. the whole time i was sitting there with her i was thinking this could be be. I am 25 years old and i used to be addicted to crystal meth. i injected myself with this awful drug for 6 years straight. i have been clean for 3 yrs now and i really would just like someone to explain to me what happens to your organs when you do this to your body and what it damages . do you think i need to go have my heart checked for damages or m kidneys?
Asked On : Tue, 15 Feb 2011
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Methamphetamine has high potential for abuse and addiction by activating the psychological reward system via triggering a cascading release of dopamine, a hormone, in the brain. As a result of methamphetamine-induced neurotoxicity to dopaminergic neurons, chronic abuse may also lead to post acute withdrawals which persist beyond the withdrawal period for months, and even up to a year.Research has found that 20% of methamphetamine addicts experience a psychosis resembling schizophrenia which persists for longer than six months post-methamphetamine use; this amphetamine psychosis can be resistant to traditional treatment. In addition to psychological harm, physical harm, primarily consisting of cardiovascular damage, may occur with chronic use or acute overdose.Methamphetamine use has a high association with depression and suicide as well as serious heart disease, amphetamine psychosis, anxiety and violent behaviours. Methamphetamine also has a very high addiction risk.Methamphetamine is neurotoxic and is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease.Methamphetamine abuse can cause neurotoxicity which is believed to be responsible for causing persisting cognitive deficits, such as memory, impaired attention and executive function. Over 20 percent of people addicted to methamphetamine develop a long-lasting psychosis resembling schizophrenia after stopping methamphetamine which persists for longer than 6 months and is often treatment resistant.
That means, it needs to be kicked off. Once kicked off, it will be a rebirth and new life.
Answered: Mon, 5 Sep 2011
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Welcome to Health Care Magic,
Methamphatamine(meth) causes increased heart rate and blood pressure and can cause irreversible changes in the blood vessels in brain producing strokes.It can cause respiratory problems and extreme loss of appetite.Parkinsons disese and cardiovascular collapse may also result.
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Answered: Fri, 12 Aug 2011
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