Habits as bad as smoking

It sounds funny, but when we talk about "your brain on drugs" not only we refer to highly addictive substances such as inhaled, injected or taken narcotics. Rather, we want to alert you of all those bad habits that lead to your body to the limit.  

The cells of the body they age every day, without exception, they adapt and process wear. If you add to your life, slow metabolism, inadequate diet, stress, chronic diseases, sedentary lifestyle, loneliness and addictions such as smoking, then you walk more to there than to here.

Smoking and drinking kill neurons , they diminish the respiratory capacity, reduce the cardiovascular function and predispose to changes in organs like liver and heart. Three cigarettes a day in two years they can diminish up to 7 years of life. now get the account for those who smoke the entire pack.


Habits as bad as smoking

People withAddiction to tobacco they know it's not good, but they can not stop doing it, they relapse easily, they gain weight, they have sleeping problems, why? The problem of cigarette addiction starts in the brain.

The Addiction to tobacco It is pharmacological rather than psychological. Reduces neurons in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. And of alcohol, you can not imagine. Hangover symptoms affect the performance of planned activities and can put the health of the person in that state at risk. The common symptoms:


  • Headache
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Decreased appetite
  • Activity reduction
  • Drowsiness
  • Nausea

One of the physiological changes that explain the hangover is that they increase transiently the levels of neurotransmitter dopamine to gradually inhibit the brain by increasing inhibitory neurotransmission, which hinders eye movements, large muscles and the tongue.

The habit of drink alcohol often, as is the case with chronic alcoholics , reduces the effect of hangover. because the liver gradually produces more enzymes that degrade alcohol in the body.


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