Effects of Heroin Abuse

Effects Of Heroin Abuse

Heroin affects the body in many ways. Here are some of the most common effects of heroin abuse.

Pain relief
Heroin is among the most effective analgesics in medicine. Despite the advent of various chemical agents with an opiate analgesic effect, it remains the best painkiller. The precise effect of this analgesic effect is unknown. The thought of pain still exists, but the euphoric feelings make you pay less attention to the pain and therefore feel it less.

Inhibition of respiratory center
Breathing becomes somewhat inhibited as an effect of heroin abuse, so your breathing becomes extremely slow. The consequence of this is that the body is deprived of fresh oxygen so therefore your skin becomes a blue-violet colour. An overdose can occur because a respiratory arrest can result in death if you don’t receive help immediately.

Impaired bowel function
One of the effects of heroin abuse is that the peristaltic movements of the intestines decrease. As a result, this causes constipation. This can cause serious long term problems.

Inhibition of sexual functions

Taking heroin can inhibit certain sexual functions. Thus, heroin addicts generally have less interest in sex. In men, impotence can occur and in women  menstruation can be delayed.

These are only a few of the effects of heroin abuse. Heroin abuse is very dangerous and can lead to very serious long term health issues.

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The very high success statistics and exclusive treatment centres have brought people into these centres from all over the world.

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