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Opioid Dependence and Kidney Damage

doctor holding digital image of kidneys to illustrate how opioids can cause kidney damage

According to the National Kidney Foundation, of the more than 30 million Americans who have kidney damage, most don’t even know they have it. Often, no symptoms of kidney disease are apparent until the disease has progressed. National Kidney Month this March is an opportunity to shed light on the damage opioid use can do […]

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment

Man holding his face while suffering from opioid withdrawal

Opioid withdrawal is a combination of uncomfortable symptoms that develops after a dependent person reduces or stops taking their drug of choice. Inpatient medical detox allows physicians to manage and mitigate possible distressful withdrawal symptoms.   What are the Common Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms? Withdrawal symptoms are directly tied to the extent of use, dosage amount, […]

Opioid Side Effects, Withdrawal and Treatment

Doctor Shows Information On Blackboard: Side Effects used to demonstrate opioid side effects

Opioid analgesics can be extremely useful for treating pain. However, adverse opioid side effects have caused doctors to limit their use. Prescription Drugs Controversy The opioid crisis is causing many physicians to weigh the risks against the benefits of using opioids for pain management. Understanding potentially harmful effects concerning the predisposing patient factors are critical […]

Opioid Abuse

Opioid Abuse

Fortunately, effective medical treatments exist to treat opioid abuse disorders. Waismann Method® offers detoxification in an accredited hospital with one of the highest success rates in history. What is Opioid Abuse? The compulsive use of opioids or any use outside the label’s instructions can constitute abuse. Most people don’t set out to become addicted to […]

Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia (OIH)

What is Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia (OIH)? Have you taken opiate painkillers only to find that your pain has gotten worse?Hyperalgesia is a condition that manifests itself by an increased sensitivity to pain. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia occurs when the continuous use of opioids reduces the pain threshold, leading to opioid tolerance. In other words, pain becomes worse despite an increase in […]