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22
Sep

Alcohol and Drugs: Disease Cannabis

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Cannabis

Ho w Does It Work?

Cannabis affects special areas of the brain called cannabinoid receptors, which are mainly found in areas of the brain that influence pleasure, thoughts, and sensory and time perception.

Cannabis gets into the bloodstream quickly after being taken and tends to build up in fatty tissues throughout the body. It is stored there and it can take several weeks for the body to eliminate it. This is why cannabis can sometimes be detected in urine up to 56 days after it has last been used.

What Are Its Effects?

Short-term use of cannabis can affect people in different ways. These can include a temporary ‘high’, a sense of relaxation or contentment (of being ‘stoned’), becoming more talkative and sometimes having a sense of time slowing down. Changes in awareness can make colours seem more intense and music sound better. Cravings for food (having the ‘munchies’) and hallucinations (when you see or hear something that isn’t there) may occur. Short-term memory, concentration and learning can be affected. Cannabis can also cause feelings of nausea, fatigue and loss of energy and can affect your coordination. The feelings are usually only temporary, although the drug can stay in the system for some weeks.

Long-term cannabis use can have a depressant effect, reducing motivation and leading to apathy. Short-term memory, concentration and learning can be affected. This can lead to poor performance at work or school.

Health Risks of Cannabis

Smoking cannabis damages your throat and lungs just like cigarettes do. It can cause hoarseness, a chronic cough and bronchitis as well as lung damage, including lung cancer. Indeed, smoking cannabis is thought to be even worse for your lungs than cigarettes. Cannabis can affect male fertility by leading to a decreased sperm count and reduced sperm mobility.

Mental health problems can include confusion, anxiety, panic, depression, paranoia and schizophrenia. Regular use of the drug increases the risk of developing a psychotic episode or long-term schizophrenia.

Speed

Speed (amphetamine) is a man-made stimulant that is usually swallowed in pill form. It can also be a powder that is dissolved in liquid for injection or drinking. Amphetamine is a stimulant, which quickens the heartbeat and can increase energy levels, making the user feel more confident. It can also cause anxiety, panic and paranoia, as well as impaired memory and concentration. The ‘come down’ period, when the effects wear off, can last for days, with users feeling very tired and depressed and having symptoms of anxiety and panic. Sleep disturbance is very common and can keep users awake for days afterwards.

18
Sep

The Heart and Erectile Dysfunction and New Zealand Viagra

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We will now get acquainted with one of the essential party guests, Mr. Heart. He is usually shy and a quiet achiever, just ticking away in the background although he is known to get a bit excited with some alcohol, exercise and of course, sex.

It may be getting clear by now that an erection is a cardiovascular event involving blood flow. Here is an interesting fact: your Dick is not a muscle but tissue that gets engorged with blood. You will And out all about this in Step 5. So, you can ignore all those peddlers selling elongation or strengthening your Dick’s muscle. The ultimate determinant of blood flow is of course the heart: Mr. Heart to you and me.

Your heart is basically a muscle pump that is controlled by electricity. It has two upper and two lower sections called chambers. The directional flow of blood between the chambers is directed by valves. Electrical charges contract the upper chambers and half a second later contract the lower chambers in synchrony. These time delayed synchronous contractions give it its pumping function New Zealand Viagra Shop. In simple terms, blood enters the upper chambers, and is pumped by the lower chambers to your lungs to pick up oxygen and to your body including your Dick. An erection is therefore totally dependent on allowing this pumped blood flow to engorge your Dick. So, we’d better get Mr. Heart onside. Because if Mr. Heart is not happy how can we party?

In fact, Mr. Heart and Mr. ED dislike each other so much, we now have a chicken and egg situation a heart condition will usually affect ED and now researchers have found ED to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease. According to a 2010 study in the Journal of the American Heart Association, men with ED were 1.6 times more likely to suffer from a serious cardiovascular problem such as a heart attack or stroke. It makes sense because the blood vessels in your Dick are a lot smaller than other parts of the body. For example, the main blood vessels in your heart are probably around 4mm, whereas they are probably around 1mm in your Dick. Therefore, any vascular issues are easier to develop in your Dick first For example for heart disease, research has shown that ED can precede heart disease by maybe three to five years. And this is not just for atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) but could also indicate other problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or, any other heart issues. So, the first instances of ED should be taken seriously for further investigation and this should be treated with urgency if you are under 40.

Some men are unlucky and suffer from genetic heart issues such as holes in the heart, valve problems and even with the timing of the electricity charges. These are clearly unfortunate situations where blood flows are affected and the heart issues have to be fixed first. But, for most men, heart issues will develop with age and lifestyle experience. With advancing age you need to get Mr Heart all the help he needs as anything that is good for him is bound to be good for your Dick getting erect. My Lifestyle and Nutrition advice in Step 6 is good for both. Let’s look at the most common developed condition affecting Mr Heart.

17
Sep

Breast Cancer in Men

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Breast cancer in men is uncommon. Less than 1 per cent of all breast cancers occur in men. Although men of all ages can be affected with the disease, the average age at diagnosis is between 60 and 70.

What Are the Risk Factors for Breast Cancer in Men?

Risk factors may include a family history of breast cancer in female relatives. Other factors may include radiation exposure and medical conditions associated with high oestrogen states, such as cirrhosis of the liver.

What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer in Men and How Is it Treated?

Every man may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include breast lumps, nipple inversion, a nipple discharge (sometimes bloody) or atypical pain or a pulling sensation in the breast. Keep in mind that these symptoms of breast cancer may resemble many other medical conditions. It is important to consult your doctor for advice. Overall survival rates are similar to that of women with breast cancer.

The main treatment Viagra Australia is surgical removal, and other treatment options include radiation therapy and chemotherapy.

Liver Cancer

Liver cancer is a rare cancer in men and usually involves a cancer elsewhere in the body spreading to the liver. The main cause of cancer originating in the liver itself is the hepatitis B virus infection, which is why vaccination against hepatitis B is so important for individuals at risk of contracting it. This virus spreads through contact with infected blood. Other infections that can cause liver cancer include hepatitis C, which is also spread via infected blood and other body fluids. Cirrhosis, usually but not always caused by excess alcohol, can also cause liver cancer. Some foodstuffs such as aflatoxin mould on peanuts, for example, can cause liver cancer.

Symptoms of Liver Cancer

Symptoms of liver cancer include yellow jaundice, loss of appetite, weight loss and pain or swelling in the upper abdomen.

Prevention of Liver Cancer

The best way to prevent liver cancer is to avoid hepatitis B or C infection. The most common form of hepatitis (hepatitis A) is not a risk factor for liver cancer. Hepatitis B and C are spread by contact with contaminated body fluids, most commonly blood or saliva. Practising safe sex, including the use of condoms, and avoiding sharing needles are important. There is a vaccine available to prevent hepatitis B. Unfortunately there is no vaccine available yet for the hepatitis C infection. You can also help prevent liver cancer by avoiding drinking excess alcohol, thereby preventing liver cirrhosis.

Treatment of Liver Cancer

Specific treatment for cancer will be determined by your doctors in consultation with you. Factors to be taken into consideration will include:

  • The extent of the cancer – how far it has spread
  • Your overall health, age and other medical conditions
  • Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies
  • Your ideas, concerns and expectations
  • Your opinions or preferences
04
Sep

Coping with Sperm Banking

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Methodology

Local Research Ethics Committees’ approval was obtained.

Interviews

Single interviews were undertaken that focused on the young men’s Vardenafil online pharmacy and parents’ retrospective perceptions of the content and style of communication within the family and with professionals surrounding the decision-making about, and management of, sperm storage following a diagnosis of cancer. A qualitative approach was used to allow respondents to raise issues pertinent to them. Prompts were made either for clarification or when respondents appeared to have completed their narrative. Towards the end, the researcher invited comment on areas not spontaneously covered using a topic guide. Permission was given for all interviews to be taped and transcribed.

Framework analysis was used to analyse the interview data. Two researchers, including the one who conducted the interviews, separately read and analysed the transcripts to identify themes, then a final framework was reached through discussion between the researchers. Respondents were sent summaries of the analysis before the full report was written in order to test the researchers’ interpretations against the research participants’ perceptions. Finally, findings from the interviews with professionals, the young men and their parents were compared.

Sample

Potential recruits who were under 18 (the age of consent in England) and post-Tanner Stage 22 at diagnosis were approached by paediatric oncology staff when they were not undergoing intensive treatment Cialis medstore online. Their involvement was discussed with their parents/carers where appropriate (and always if they were under 16). Parents were invited to be interviewed, with their sons’ permission.

Due to high levels of relapse in the potential sample, only nine young men were approached. Of these, seven young men and five sets of parents agreed to participate. Five young men were interviewed alone while two opted to have a parent present.

There was a diversity among the young men according to age (14 to 17 at diagnosis and 16 to 20 at interview); ethnicity (six White, one Asian); disability (one had a prior physical disability and at least one had learning difficulties); living situation (with a single parent, both parents, another family member and alone; and employment situation (in education, full time employment, unemployed/on sick leave) and cancer type. Two parents were lone parents; three were from twoparent families.

To maintain confidentiality, their situation is not generally referred to. The analysis did not reveal differences related to specific situations. Quotes are drawn from all respondents.