Kratom is presumed to be able to reduce pain, relaxant, and prevent fatigue. Despite the fact that kratom is penetrating the international market, there are still people who are afraid of its long-term side effects.
Kratom is a natural plant and is usually quite safe to use. However, you should be aware of the fact that using it frequently can be harmful and cause serious hypoventilation, commonly known as respiratory depression. Using Kratom regularly can also lead to addiction.
Kratom side effects are dependent on the dose taken. Usually the effect occurs within ten minutes and lasts about 90 minutes. Using Kratom regularly can have many long-term effects that can be unpleasant and potentially life-threatening.
Kratom is believed to have a good effect on the active substances contained in it. However, there are still many unknown effects of kratom which makes this drug potentially dangerous. Although overdose is rare, mixing Kratom with other drugs can cause potentially hazardous side-effects. Even though it has “legal” status, there are still potential dangers that need to be addressed regarding Kratom and its long-term use. Therefore, it is not recommended to be consumed regularly.
Loss of Appetite: Taking Kratom regularly can cause significant weight-loss and even lead to eating disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa. With highly restricted calorie intake, the body can experience severe and dangerous weight loss that can negatively affect internal organs. Anorexia can potentially lead to death due to starvation and organ failure and needs medical attention to rehabilitate.
Constipation: With frequent and prolonged Kratom use, the bowel and digestive system can begin to slow down. While this isn’t a serious condition, it can become highly uncomfortable to have infrequent bowel movements that are difficult to pass. In serious cases, this could cause colon issues or even ruptures if measures aren’t taken to alleviate the situation.
Irritation: The body can have an inflammatory response to Kratom with flushing of the skin in the cheek or facial region making it appear reddish purple. There have also been bouts of nausea, sweating and frequent itching reported. These effects typically occur upon ingestion of the substance and can sometimes last for hours, causing major discomfort. Some people will experience such irritation that it can lead to insomnia or disturbed sleep.
Liver and Kidney Damage: When used for a long time in high doses, the liver and kidney will become significantly damaged. Instances of very dark urine and yellowing of skin is a sign this kind of damage is taking place. When the liver is compromised, the kidneys take on the task of filtering toxins from the body. They can become overworked, which can lead to kidney failure among people with liver damage.
Addiction: Just like all drugs, people can become addicted to the effects of Kratom. This is probably the most dangerous long-term effect of this drug, as a physical dependence can occur with time. As with all dependence, people who stop using Kratom will experience uncomfortable withdrawals that include aches, pains, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, aggression, insomnia and other symptoms.
Many people who consume kratom properly will find it helpful. However, people who just started using Kratom to help their opioid addiction only found themselves becoming addicted to Kratom. It should not be used as a substitute for proper drug treatment, especially with opioids. Therefore, although there are many benefits from kratom, it is important to think carefully if you want to try this herbal plant.