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Am I Malnourished from Drugs and Alcohol?
For most people, it is fairly easy to recognize the symptoms of malnutrition, however many who abuse drugs or alcohol typically do not make the connection between their health and their substance abuse. The body’s natural craving for food has long been confused with cravings for drugs or alcohol. These substances not only deplete vitamins and nutrients from the body, but over time, they actually slow the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.
Consider how you may have felt healthy during the first months and years of your substance abuse. As substance abuse continued, it became harder to feel your best; your highs seem lower and your lows even lower. Consequently, poor mental and physical health becomes the likely outcome and drugs and alcohol cannot cover the symptoms of your malnourishment.
Nutritional deficiencies happen slowly, and get worse over time. The signs and symptoms of poor nutrition from substance abuse build slowly over time as well.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiency from Drugs and Alcohol?
1. Fatigue is common with extended drug and alcohol use, and worsens as the deficiency of protein, iron, magnesium, potassium, Vitamins C, B1, B12 and other B vitamins grows. The lack of these nutrients also contributes to:
Hypothyroidism, Cardiac failure, Anemia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Dehydration, Anxiety, Major depression, Itchy, Dry Skin and Easily Bruising, Skin irritations, Lack of Concentration, Restless Legs, Muscle Spasms, Loss of Balance, Feeling Vibrations, Numbness, Lack of Ability to Feel Vibrations
2. Skin symptoms caused by excessive use of alcohol and drugs like heroin and opioids are quite common, and often tied directly back to lack of specific nutrients. Dry skin is a sign of missing essential fatty acids. A lack of vitamin C also causes a long list of skin problems, including red, flushed skin, excessive bruising and excessive itching.
3. Alcohol is especially hard on muscles and muscle tissue, and alcoholics will have noticeably deteriorated muscle mass. Vitamin deficiencies hamper the ability for muscles to repair themselves and will cause worsening muscle pains and cramps. Magnesium, Vitamin D, B1, sodium and potassium deficiencies are characterized by increased cramping, spasms and muscle soreness.
Opioid addiction is synonymous with muscle pains and cramping, especially during opioid withdrawal. These pains are amplified by vitamin deficiency, which is why vitamin therapy for opioid addicts is typically recommended in early recovery and opiate/opioid detox.
4. Gastrointestinal health is severely impaired with alcohol and opioid addiction, and nutritional deficiency worsens those problems. Diarrhea is a common problem with alcohol abuse, while constipation is prevalent in opioid use. Serious constipation arises in individuals abusing prescription opioids. The filler drugs in pills such as Oxycontin, Vicodin, and other opioids exacerbate the problem. A lack of vitamin B3 can be blamed for persistent diarrhea and can contribute to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Intestinal Malabsorption can occur with the continued abuse of alcohol and drugs. Constipation can be a sign of a deficiency of fiber, Folate, Potassium, and Magnesium.
5. Some of the most severe symptoms of poor diet and nutrition from drugs and alcohol start in the brain and nervous system. This can cause: Restless legs, Muscle spasms, Loss of balance, Feeling vibrations and numb spots, Lack of ability to feel vibrations, Weakness and shakiness of extremities, Peripheral neuropathy, Numbness and tingling of the hands and feet
A lack of vitamins B1, B12, B3, B6 and E contributes to the above symptoms and is a sign that the poor nutrition is beginning to affect the brain and nervous system. Folate, essential fatty and amino acids, and Riboflavin are important for cognitive and nervous system function, and opiate use in particular will trigger these symptoms: Depression, Irritability, Anxiety, Lack of Concentration
Anyone who has experienced problematic drinking will know that irritability, anxiety and depression seem to work together in a way that makes quitting drinking feel almost impossible. The good news is that many of these symptoms have more to do with poor nutrition from alcohol use than the alcohol itself.
Starting a nutritional rehabilitation regimen during early recovery from alcohol addiction can significantly reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Even with opioid use, you can minimize depression and anxiety by replacing essential vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin C, B, B3, B6, B12, folate, fatty acids, iron and magnesium.
Which Vitamins do I need for Alcohol Recovery?
There are a number of vitamins and nutrients that alcohol depletes from the body, but some of the most common deficiencies include:
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B9 (folate), Vitamin B12, Magnesium, L-Glutamine (amino acid), L-Tyrosine (amino acid), L-Theanine (amino acid), 5-HTP (Serotonin Precursor), Omega 3 (fish oil), DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA), Multivitamins (for iron, zinc and other minerals).
Which Vitamins are best for Heroin/Opioid Recovery?
There are a number of vitamins and nutrients that heroin, prescription painkillers and other opioids deplete from the body, but some of the most common deficiencies include:
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (niacin), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B9 (folate), Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Calcium, L-Glutamine (amino acid), L-Tyrosine (amino acid), DL-Phenylalanine (amino acid), L-Tyrosine (amino acid), 5-HTP (serotonin precursor).
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