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4 Health Challenges That Take Time to Heal

November 1, 2017

 

There are several health challenges that affect people, but some of them take a lot of time to heal. Just to list but a few:

 

1. Heroin and Detox. Heroin is an opiate drug that suppresses some of the central nervous system functions. It is a very addictive drug due to its strong withdrawal symptoms. Depending on how long one used heroin and how much it was taken each time the withdrawal symptoms become different. Heroin, being a short-acting opioid,  takes effect rapidly but also leaves the bloodstream at quite a high rate. Detox is the process that is undergone to remove heroin from the dependent's body. Since the withdrawals can peak after a few days since the most recent dose, detoxicating in a drug abuse treatment center with medical facilities may be a better way to get the drug out of your body. Heroin addiction is a pretty serious problem and for people with a real addiction need to get help. Research is always advisable before taking any steps and a heroin detox timeline is a great way to start so that one might make the right choices and overcome addiction.

 

2. Cancer. Cancer is actually a number of ailments involving abnormal growth of cells with the potential to attack or spread to other parts of the body. Treatment is administered depending on the type of cancer and its level of advancement. The treatments can be administered to some people as only one treatment and some receive a couple of treatments including surgery with chemotherapy with the addition or exclusion of radiation therapy. Some of these treatments take a lot of time depending on how far the cancer has developed.

 

3. Diabetes. This is a disease whereby your blood glucose levels are too high. After consuming glucose from food that we eat, a hormone named insulin helps glucose be absorbed into the blood cells to give them energy. Some bodies do not produce insulin causing glucose not to be absorbed into the cells. This is known as the diabetes type 1 but for the more common type of diabetes the body does not use or make the insulin well. Treatment is done through the intake of insulin to help keep the blood sugar levels in a standard range and pills that help the body make or use the insulin properly. These treatments often last throughout the patient’s life.

 

4. Mental Health Challenges. Mental problems affect someone’s way of thinking, feeling and their behavior. These challenges range from minor to severe as their causes may vary. Full recovery is possible especially when treatment is undertaken early and the affected person plays a strong role in their own recovery. Psychotherapy, medication, and case management are some of the treatment methods that are applied to treat mental disorders. Though some mental health ailments are curable there are some which are chronic since the individuals suffer from some of the several diseases that affect the brain. The causes of these diseases are still unknown hence a cure is not available but effective treatments are always available.  

 

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