Opioid Issues & Problems
These are some of the conditions we treat but not all.
We treat PAIN. All types of pain.
Opioid Induced Constipation
This form of constipation is linked to opioids. It's a common problem for patients who manage pain with these drugs.
Why does it happen? Opioids affect your digestive tract. They reduce digestive juices. They slow down the process of digestion, which allows more liquids to be absorbed. Your stools become dry and hard. Opioids also affect muscles in the rectum, making it harder for you to push out stools.
How opioids affect the brain
If you've had an injury or a surgery, your doctor may prescribe an "opioid." This is a type of powerful painkiller. Opioids can mask severe pain. They may help when other pain control methods aren't working. But they can also affect your brain in a way that's harmful. You can become addicted. Let's learn about how they interact with your brain.
Because opioids are so powerful, use them only as directed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about safe use, safe storage and safe disposal. Talk about the signs of dependence and addiction. If you're aware of the dangers, you can avoid them.
Getting Help for Opioid Addiction
Opioid addiction is overwhelming. It robs you of happiness and health. It can steal away your family and friends. But it is treatable. With the right support, you can beat opioid addiction. Let's learn about treatment options.
Now is the time to get help for your opioid addiction. Don't wait. The sooner you reach out, the sooner you can be on the road to recovery. For more information, talk to your doctor.