How Do Drugs Affect Your Lungs?


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Drugs affect the lungs in a number of ways. For example if you smoke the nicotine that is contained in the cigarettes will have a number of long-term effects and health risks. These include lung cancer, chesty cough, bronchitis and other chest related diseases.
A drug may be helpful or harmful. The effects of drugs can vary depending upon the kind of drug swallowed or taken, the quantity of how much you take and how often you use it.
It often relies on how speedily it gets to the brain, and what other drugs, food, or substances are taken at the same time. Effects can also vary based on the differences in body size, shape and chemistry of a person.
Although substances can feel great initially and a unique sensation, they can ultimately do a lot of damage to the body and not to mention the brain. If you decide to drink alcohol, smoke tobacco, take illegal drugs and sniff glue, it can lead to a number of serious health effects on your lungs.
The human body is the only thing that suffers. Some drugs severely impair a person's ability to make healthy choices and decisions. Teens that drink, for example, are more likely to get involved in dangerous situations, such as driving under the influence while some cancer drugs can affect the way that your lungs work.
The lung tissue may become thicker and less flexible and thus make it more difficult for you to breathe. This may happen gradually over a period of months or years. If you are having drugs that are likely to cause lung problems, your doctor will check how well your lungs are functioning during your treatment and afterwards. If cancer drugs affect your lungs you may find that you get short of breath, especially if you do exercise or walk uphill or upstairs. Let your doctor or nurse know if you begin to feel breathless.

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