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Author Topic: Using poppers whilst having acute hep b  (Read 8406 times)

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Offline Sparky198511

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Using poppers whilst having acute hep b
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:02:45 am »
Hello, I have been recently diagnosed with acute hepatitis B and was wondering if using poppers (alkyl nitrites) will have an adverse effect on the infection  or on liver function?

Offline Lynn K

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Re: Using poppers whilst having acute hep b
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2017, 03:38:06 am »
While not illegal to possess, alkyl nitrites still pose health dangers ranging from mild to potentially deadly.


Headaches are one of the most common side effects of popper use; severity varies depending on the user. The headaches result from how poppers interact with your cardiovascular system. Similar to alcohol intoxication, as the alkyl nitrite inhalants enter your bloodstream, they cause the blood vessels to dilate. According to the National Headache Foundation, in some users this dilation will cause a headache.

The use of popper inhalants can also create a series of cardiovascular side effects. For example, the dilation of blood vessels can cause a severe drop in blood pressure, leading to dizziness, feelings of being lightheaded, and even instances of passing out. This drop can be especially dangerous to those who already suffer from hypotension, or abnormally low blood pressure. Using poppers can also increase your heart rate, producing the sensation of a racing heart beat.


Extended use of poppers may cause severe damage to your nervous system. The National Institute on Drug Abuse notes that both the central nervous system and brain may experience problems, including limb spasms and brain damage.

Other common side effects of popper vary, and include nausea and vomiting, loss of sensation, hearing loss, head pressure, flushing of the face and neck, skin rash, and feelings of restlessness.

Popper overdoses can result in heart failure, and can kill users through asphyxiation, with the inhalant crowding out oxygen from the lungs. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs of a potential overdose include dizziness, blue tinting of the skin and nails, extreme pressure in the head, shortness of breath, passing out, and a weak and fast heartbeat. If you are experiencing any of these signs, seek medical attention immediately.

I found this on google. While I did not find livecand poppers specifically the liver must detoxify the body of drugs and chemicals so you are giving your liver more work to do.

But bottom line considering all above my suggestion would be to stop using poppers as it is rather dangerous for several reasons listed.

Just stop using is my recommendation it is harming your health in many ways.
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