Archive for February, 2011
by admin, February 26, 2011
Most people associate asthma with acute breathing difficulty, but in fact, the physical effects of asthma can range from having an aggravating regular cough, to a life threatening breathing problem.
Very often both the psychological and social effects can be just as frustrating as the physical ones. Depending upon the severity of the asthma, then the condition can be controlled by medicine and other treatment.
Physical Effects of Asthma.
Most sufferers of asthma do not show the effects continually, if they do, then the asthma is not being controlled correctly. The physical effects of asthma are commonly as follows.
- Continual coughing.
- Shortness of breath.
Continue reading Physical Effects of Asthma399 words, reading time ~ 1:36 mins
by admin, February 23, 2011
The effects of drug and alcohol abuse are felt not only by the person involved, but the entangled net of drug addiction and alcoholism spreads to family, friends, and society in general.
In the USA there are about 50,000 people who die annually as a direct result of the abuse of alcohol; and drugs, and the number is seen to be increasing. Apart from the social ramifications such events have, the major impact of these insidious ‘diseases’ is felt by the family and friends of the victim.
For anyone who has been in contact with an alcoholic or a drug user, they will know it is like living with a time bomb, any spouse or friend will not know which way the person is going to react in any given situation.
Continue reading Social Effects of Drug and Alcohol Abuse502 words, reading time ~ 2:00 mins
by admin, February 20, 2011
Both conventional weapons and nuclear weapons rely on a blast or shock wave as their destructive force. The difference of course is that due to the massive release of energy associated with a nuclear weapon, the explosion can be millions of times more powerful than that of a conventional weapon.
Due to the large amount of energy released by a nuclear weapon, heat and light energy are emitted in the form of thermal energy, and the temperatures reached are much higher than with conventional weapons.
Effects of a Nuclear Explosion.
Continue reading Effects of a Nuclear Explosion471 words, reading time ~ 1:53 mins
by admin, February 16, 2011
Throughout the world today there is much evidence of the effects of climate change. There has undoubtedly been an increase in the intensity and number of hurricanes and tropical storms. Many countries have suffered from flooding, while other countries are experiencing drought and wild fires.
Further effects which have been predicted by science are now occurring as an effect of climate change. We are witnessing the shrinkage of glaciers, and the effects of global warming are causing loss of sea ice, with resulting rises in sea levels.
The effects of rising sea levels even today are posing a serious threat to some South Pacific islands, where people in the Marshal Islands are questioning their immediate future due to land loss.
Continue reading Effects of Climate Change461 words, reading time ~ 1:51 mins
by admin, February 13, 2011
Despite the opposition by some irresponsible leaders of certain organizations, abortion is legal in most countries today, and many of the complications and risks of ‘back street’ abortions have been removed.
The effects of an abortion can vary with each woman who undergoes an abortion procedure. The effects can be both physical and emotional and it is hard to determine before the operation just what the effects might be.
Even with today’s modern technology and surgical procedures, there are certain effects and risk factors still associated with an abortion, which any woman contemplating the operation should be made aware.
Effects of an Abortion.
- Immediately following the abortion many women experience soreness and cramps.
Continue reading Effects of an Abortion387 words, reading time ~ 1:33 mins
by admin, February 9, 2011
Some people have a metabolism which is more sensitive to salt than others. The effects of too much salt intake can result in –
- Excess salt in the urine.
- Water retention in the body.
- Increased and high blood pressure.
Most people use salt for flavoring without realizing that the required amount of salt is already present in a variety of foods. It is used as a preservative in cooked meats, baked products, and canned foods. So it is important that each person knows the amount of salt which he or she can consume without having any undesirable effects.
Continue reading Effects of Too Much Salt Intake400 words, reading time ~ 1:36 mins
by admin, February 6, 2011
Steroids are commonly available in the form of orally administered liquid or tablet. They may also be given by injection. The only legal use for steroids is under the control of a doctor, for the treatment of anemia and other ailments.
They are a group of substances associated with the hormones, estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and cortisol. Although sometimes used by athletes to ‘boost’ their performance, the use of steroid drugs has been declared illegal due to the many detrimental effects on the body if used in an abusive fashion. What follows is a list of both the positive and negative effects of steroids.
Effects of Steroids.
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by admin, February 2, 2011
The effects of drug addiction are felt by many people throughout the world. Much research has shown that the addiction causes both adverse physical and mental conditions.
When a person indulges in unwarranted abuse of chemical substances, and continues such behavior, the abuse will inevitably turn to an addiction of the drug being used. People commonly turn to drugs to escape the reality of their problems, or simply to gain a temporary mental ‘high’.
Many of the drugs used are methamphetamines, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and marijuana. Each produces a different effect on the user, but all have common factors demonstrated by the addiction.
Some Physiological Effects of Drug Addiction.
Continue reading Effects of Drug Addiction447 words, reading time ~ 1:47 mins