Stimulants and their effect on the health
Have you wondered why most people cannot perform without taking a certain medication or beverage? Well, this is because it acts as a stimulant.
Stimulants come in all forms…it could be the regular coffee we drink every now and then, or the kola nuts we eat to stay awake all day. It could even be some unprescribed medication that the body has adapted to over time.
While every stimulant will be slightly different in its specific effects, all stimulant drugs share a set of side effects that can wreak havoc on a user’s system when stimulants are abused.
These include Increased heart rate, Heightened blood pressure, and in most cases Very high body temperature.
Dr Dansoah Nuamah, a Psychiatrist with Pantang Hospital, Accra Ghana, tells us more on this topic.