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What Are the Medical Complications That Arise with Cocaine Use?

Cocaine can be administered in different ways. Some people inject it directly in the vein with the help of injection. Some people use it orally and some people smoke as crack. Once the person administers the cocaine, it becomes unpredictable to what level the person continues to use the substance.

Cocaine directly affects the central nervous system Definition of the word central nervous system and interferes with the reabsorption process of dopamine, the nerve which is associated with the feeling of pressure and movement.

There are so many medical complications, which associated with the use of cocaine. Some complications that are most frequent are the cardiovascular effects that include disturbances in the rhythm of the heart and the heart attacks too. They also include respiratory effects like respiratory failure and chest pain, and neurological effects like seizure, strokes and the headaches.

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Cocaine use might also bring irregular heart rhythms, ventricular fibrillation; rapid breathing and heartbeat; and blood pressure increase and the body temperature. Some physical symptoms might include the chest pain, blurred vision, nausea, fever, convulsions, muscle spasms and coma.

Administering cocaine through nose causes loss of smelling sense, bleeding via nose, hoarseness, as well as irritation, overall, of nasal septum that can be the cause of a runny nose that will be chronically inflamed. Very severe sort of bowel gangrene can be caused by the ingested cocaine, and this can be because of the reduced level of blood flow. Administering cocaine with the help of injection causes puncture marks on the forearms.

Injecting cocaine directly into the vein may also be the cause of some allergic reaction to drug may result in death. Frequent use of cocaine may result in lose of appetite and result in malnutrition and loss of weight.

Use of cocaine as crack can worsen the check problem, including asthma and bronchitis.

Use of cocaine has different effects on different people. No two people have the same effect of cocaine. There are two different type of effect with the use of cocaine. People who use the drug very rarely can have effects, including increased energy, decreased appetite, and increased heart rate and blood pressure.


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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