Category Archives: Drug Abuse

Weaning Off Addiction to Marijuana

Can Occasional Intake Of Marijuana Lead To Addiction? Q: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male. I was addicted to marijuana. I also drank alcohol occasionally. Few months ago, I became psychologically disturbed. I started to think that most of the people surrounding me are my enemy. I was fearing my friends. I was […]

Neuropathy Due to Alcohol Abuse- Pain and Numbness in Extremities

Neuropathy Due to Alcohol Abuse- Pain and Numbness in Extremities Alcohol is like a poison. It affects almost all parts of the body, slowly damaging them. Initially, when a person starts taking alcohol, he is not conscious about what this poison is doing inside the body. However, as the period of consumption of alcohol increases, […]

Does Alcohol Make Your Eyes Puffy?

Does Alcohol Make Your Eyes Puffy? Drinking leads to multiple trips to the bathroom. This is because consumption of alcohol causes a decrease in a substance called anti-diuretic hormone (ADH). This hormone is normally responsible for retaining fluid by regulating urine production. As blood alcohol levels rise, less ADH is available, and more water is […]

Headaches- Symptoms, Types and Treatment

Headaches- Symptoms, Types and Treatment There are a numerous reasons for headaches. Many questions need to be asked first before some diagnosis can be made. Evaluation Some of the questions for a detailed evaluation of headaches are: Frequency of headaches Time of day headache occurs Type of pain: dull, aching, throbbing, piercing, squeezing, or excruciating. […]

Side Effects of Tranquilizers

Side Effects of Tranquilizers Some of our symptoms may actually be the side effects of certain medications. For example, tranquilizers, when taken for a long time, usually give some side effects. Muscle spasms, tremors, stiffness are some of them. Some of these medications have a tendency to cause an increase in the body temperature. If […]