According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, ketamine was formerly a medical anesthetic but is now mostly used for veterinary applications. The lure of the drug is due to its euphoric effects. Unfortunately, it also comes with a host of side effects some of which are lasting, long term effects some of which are permanent. There are some serious physical reasons why you should seek treatment for a ketamine addiction as soon as possible.
Dysphasia is a sickness that affects the ability to form words. Some doctors believe that ketamine damages the speech centers of the brain while others believe that the trip drives a person mentally to a point where they can no longer put thought into words. In each case, this issue is long term and sometimes permanent. Imagine for a minute that you are thinking clearly but you cannot make yourself understood.
Slowed Motor Function
Some people suffer from slow motor function and poor coordination, even after coming off the ketamine. This long term effect usually occurs in people who use a lot of ketamine over a long time period. The chance of this side effect happening increases with every time you use ketamine.
The short term use of ketamine causes elevated heart rate and elevated blood pressure. These conditions cause damage to the heart. This damage can cause a heart attack or other issues down the road. It is best to seek treatment before the damage to your heart is done.
The long term damage to the urinary system is almost always permanent. Overuse of the causes massive urinary damage. This damage accumulates over time and causes a number of serious not to mention embarrassing urinary conditions.
- Bladder failure such as incontinence which is the inability to hold urine in and have to wear an adult diaper.
- Bladder leakage so you are constantly leaking urine also causing you to need an adult diaper.
- Frequent need to urinate, this similar to having a bladder infection but it never goes away.
- Painful urination, when you can urinate it is only in small amounts and is extremely painful.
- Bloody urination or blood in your urine which is also generally accompanied by severe pain.
- In some cases the bladder may need to be removed.
- Kidney damage causing the need for lifetime medication or kidney removal or transplant.
Some of these urinary effects are combined with each other while others occur on their own. Usually the bladder damage occurs with heavy and long term use. Most people who begin experiencing urinary symptoms need to stop using ketamine immediately before more permanent damage is done to this vital system. It is also not usual for people to urinate on themselves when they are under the influence of ketamine.
It is important to find treatment before these effects become permanent. Fortunately, ketamine addiction is treatable. There are treatment centers across the country that can treat not only ketamine addiction but the secondary issues that it causes. For more information about getting treatment now call us at 800-601-3889.