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Intoxication Symptoms, Rate Factors, and Treatment

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Intoxication Symptoms, Rate Factors, and Treatment

Many people often use the term intoxication in the context of alcoholism; alcoholism is just one form of intoxication. Intoxication is a state of poisoning due to the absorption of toxic substance.

Intoxication Causes and Risk Factors

There are several types of toxins; they are divided into two main categories: Exogenous toxins, those from outside the body; and endogenous toxins produced by the body itself when there is a dysfunction of organs of assimilation and elimination: liver, lungs, bowels, kidney, skin and lymphatic system.

The cost of public intoxication - The DePauliaThe absorption of exogenous toxins can be made by inhalation (aspiration, breathing a liquefied-gas aerosol, steam, smoke, or dust); by ingestion (drinking, eating); by skin contact (break in the skin wound, burning or diffusion through the dermis and epidermis) and by direct injection into your bloodstream (syringe, catheter).

Effects of toxicity vary greatly from one substance to another. Some toxic substances may cause a simple diarrhea; while others may cause instant death. In addition, effects of intoxication vary from person to person. A toxin that causes death of an immunodepressive person can cause a simple fever in a healthy and strong athlete. Now, let’s go back to exogenous toxins and endogenous toxins.


Forms of exogenous intoxication:

Food poisoning – this condition results from ingestion of foods containing harmful or pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, parasites, viruses). Food poisoning is very common in the US. According to National Institute of Health, each year, about 76 million people in the U.S. get sick from contaminated foods.

Drug poisoning – this form of intoxication is, very often, voluntary in a way to commit suicide. The consequences depend on the amount ingested and the nature of the product. Usually, after taking the drugs, the person starting vomiting and/or becomes sleepy or even unconscious. Whether it is deliberate or accidental ingestion, drug poisoning is one of the most common causes of hospital emergency.

In spite of constant efforts of the FDA in regulating drugs companies, drug poisoning remains a serious problem in US. Every month, hundreds of Patients die from so-called safe drugs prescribed by their physician. According to an article published on US Department of Health and Human Services, by Leonard J. Paulozzi, at least 20,000 unintentional drug-poisoning deaths occurred annually in the United States.

Heavy metal Intoxicationheavy metal toxicity is a silent, slow, and pernicious form of poisoning, but powerful by its ravages in your body. Certain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, beryllium, aluminum, arsenic, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, and nickel, tend to accumulate in your nervous system, particularly in your brain. They accelerate the process of oxidative damage to the nerve cells (neurons) and their feeder cells (glial cells, also called neuroglia or glia), resulting in an accelerated process of cellular aging. This is what happens in many degenerative diseases of the central nervous system such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs),etc.

Recent studies have shown that heavy metal poisoning can block or damage your enzyme system leading to a blockage of the assimilation of some nutritive elements of your diet, gluten, phosphoprotein, casein. Being non assimilated, those nutrients turn into opioid peptides, which trigger a psychotropic effect associatyed with with dysfunction of neurotransmitters. Without a proper treatment, this disorder will result in the development of various degenerating diseases.

Intoxication addiction – this is a common intoxication results from addiction and dependency to alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, heroin, morphine, and etheromania (mania or craving for ether). The consequences of this form of addition can be slow, but severe.

Some major forms of exogenous intoxication include:

Microbial compounds – are toxins produced by bacteria and yeast infection in your intestines that can be absorbed into the bloodstream and have adverse effects on your health. Many liver disorders, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disorders, psoriasis, pancreatitis, allergies, asthma and diseases of the immune system are sometimes attributed to this type of poisoning.

By-products of protein and fat metabolism – the kidneys are mainly responsible for eliminating toxins, byproducts of metabolism (ammonia, urea). Production of certain elements in the liver, such as cholesterol, may disturb its functioning and affect your health.

Intoxication Symptoms

  • Feeling tired, or run out of energy all the times
  • Difficulty to fall and remain asleep (insomnia)
  • Presence of bags under your eyes
  • Persistent skin rashes, acne, cellulite or premature wrinkles
  • Constipation or digestive problems
  • Persistent internal infections
  • Unconscious (in drugs poisoning)
  • Bad breath
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Impotence (men)
  • Persistent allergic reactions
  • Abnormal body odor, abnormal menstruation

In addition, symptoms of food poisoning may include

  • Upset stomach
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Dehydration.

Intoxication Treatment

These symptoms above mean that your body is overburdened with toxins. Now days, your body is exposed to a tremendous amount of toxins which you are often unable to avoid. Your body stores residues and harmful substances of nutritional ingredients and non-assimilated drugs. Your organism is poisoned with heavy metals. These heavy metals are major cause of hormonal imbalances, cancer, thyroid problems, neurological disturbances, learning problems, depression, food allergies, parasites, and more. To stay healthy, it is important that you cleanse and detoxify your body regularly.

Detoxification is the process of clearing toxins from your body, as well as the elimination of excessive mucus and congestion. Body cleansing is a very ancient method, and has always been the work of natural medicine. You do not neeed a prescription to do a natural body cleansing. Depending on your medical condition however, you do need advice of a health care professional.

From enema to chelation therapy, There are plenty methods of body cleansing out there. Make your own research to find a method appropriate to your health condition. If you are under treatment, always consult your doctor before taking natural medicine. Natural therapy does not mean safe to your health.Chelation Therapy - LifeWorks Wellness Center

Why you need regular natural body detoxification?

  • To reclaim your energy
  • To loose and maintain a normal weight
  • To Refuel your body with healthy nutrients
  • To help your metabolism to burn excess fat faster
  • To Stimulate your liver to drive toxins from your body
  • To bring energy back into your body and keep a good balance
  • To Promote elimination through your intestines, kidneys and skin

What you should avoid during a detoxification program?

During a detoxification program, you must stop using alcohol, unsaturated fats, drugs or chemicals. Scientific research has shown that drugs and certain chemicals intake during detoxification program will remain in your system and may worsen your health condition. The effects of those substances are subtle severe to your organism; they reduce your mental and physical abilities and lead to premature death.

Go Swahili . org - References

  1. National Institute of Health, Food Contamination and Poisoning, nlm.nih.gov
  2. Trends in Unintentional Drug Poisoning Deaths , US Department of Health and Human Services , by Leonard J. Paulozzi, M.D., M.P.H.,
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