Tips to detox lungs for heavy smokers

Tips to detox lungs for heavy smokers

Smoking not only affects the smoker but also harms those around him or her. Due to the toxic gases and chemicals, the lungs of smokers are always full of tar that can make the lungs malfunction, apart from causing a host of serious illnesses, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, etc. Being a life-saving organ, lungs play a crucial role in removing toxic gases from the body. As lungs get heavily damaged due to smoking, it is essential to detoxify the lungs to eventually quit smoking. While it is proven that heavy smoking reduces the lifetime by a considerable period of time, there are ways to quit smoking and cleanse the lungs.
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Alcohol at the friendly neighborhood store: A new menace

Alcohol at the friendly neighborhood store: A new menace

It is an accepted truth that alcohol consumption is detrimental to health and well-being. However, the number of people indulging in drinking has grown so dramatically that drinking alcohol is not considered a taboo anymore. One of the reasons for the increased prevalence of drinking is the availability of alcohol at commonplaces, such as bookstores, amusement parks and, of course, shopping malls. Read more

Detox improves brain function in alcohol abusing patients

Detox improves brain function in alcohol abusing patients

Alcohol abuse not only causes physical damage but also has a significant negative impact on the brain, leading to problems in movement, speech, memory or judgment. Among other detrimental consequences, alcohol has been known to shrink the brain to a great extent. This is the reason why people battling with alcoholism suffer a major setback in their memory and learning, with most of them facing a great difficulty in recalling names or important incidences. When consumed in excessive quantities or when consumed rapidly on an empty stomach, alcohol can result in a blackout, wherein the intoxicated person is unable to recollect even the most important activities or events. Read more

Drug users hoodwinked into experimenting new psychoactive substances

Drug users hoodwinked into experimenting new psychoactive substances

New psychoactive substances (NPS) are a range of drugs designed to mimic illicit drugs, such as cocaine, cannabis, etc. Overall, they are known by a variety of names, such as synthetic drugs, legal highs and designer drugs, and are made of man-made chemicals instead of natural products.

Overall, “synthetic marijuana” (spice or K2), “synthetic stimulants” (bath salts) and a drug known as “N-bomb” are some of the common designer drugs. As these drugs trigger similar psychoactive effects as caused by illicit drugs, it can prove to be dangerous and even lethal, especially in the case of overdoses. Read more