Tag Archives: long-term effects

Eating Disorder Treatment Saves Lives

Eating disorders, to those who have never been impacted by one, may seem trivial. It’s about losing weight and wanting to look better, right? The truth is that eating disorders are devastating mental disorders. In fact, anorexia nervosa causes more fatalities than any other psychiatric disorder.

Alcohol Abuse and Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky gut syndrome is an unofficial term used to describe a collection of symptoms that center on damage in the lining of the large intestine. This damage apparently gives undigested food particles and toxins access to the bloodstream by producing minute gaps in the intestinal wall. While there is controversy regarding some of the purported […]

Are Addicts More Susceptible to Stress-Based Disease?

Here’s something your general practitioner and your therapist may have forgotten to tell you: the more stress you’re under, the more vulnerable you are to becoming sick. If you are under stress while also feeling isolated, this is when your risk for illness – pneumonia, malignancies, chronic disease – is highest.

Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism, and Iron Overload

Iron overload is a medical condition that occurs when too much of the mineral iron builds up inside the body and produces a toxic reaction. Doctors refer to this condition more formally as hemochromatosis. If left uncorrected, an iron overload can lead to serious health problems that include liver cancer, diabetes, arthritis and heart attack. […]