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What Are The Complications Associated With Crystal Meth Usage?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Oct 2014
Question: what r illnesses associated w ith crystal meth usage?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Matt Wachsman (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
quite a lot actually.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

It vastly increases stress hormones, these are harsh to the heart, blood pressure, and brain. Therefore methamphetamine causes stroke, heart attack, and vessel ruptures (aneurysms).

The problem on answering the question is that mostly people are found dead, and the death certificate says "Dead from drugs"
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/0000
so... "death" is associated with it most of any other disorder.
going crazy: paranoia, bad trips, lingering bad anxiety alll very common
bad teeth.
permanent brain damage and therefore difficulty in getting a job
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/0000
There's others if I look hard enough but the death part is going to be the major one.

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What Are The Complications Associated With Crystal Meth Usage?

Brief Answer: quite a lot actually. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. It vastly increases stress hormones, these are harsh to the heart, blood pressure, and brain. Therefore methamphetamine causes stroke, heart attack, and vessel ruptures (aneurysms). The problem on answering the question is that mostly people are found dead, and the death certificate says "Dead from drugs" http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/0000 so... "death" is associated with it most of any other disorder. going crazy: paranoia, bad trips, lingering bad anxiety alll very common bad teeth. permanent brain damage and therefore difficulty in getting a job http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/0000 There's others if I look hard enough but the death part is going to be the major one.