Nitrous oxide acts as a depressant (substances that slow down the activity of an organism or one of its parts) on the body. Once inhaled, the gas enters the bloodstream through the lungs. The blood then carries it throughout the rest of the body. It reaches the brain quickly, affecting vital functions such as breathing and heart rate. It also alters other mechanisms of the nervous system, effecting thought processes, behavior, and emotions.
Primary dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide are oxygen deprivation, frost bite, loss of motor control, vitamin B12 and folic acid interference, disorientation, hallucinations and nausea. There is always the possibility of tripping and falling while under the influence and becoming seriously injured, or worse.
With A’s and B’s in school you are a smart young person.
I’m sure you realize abusing a product is not good and you should get help. In addition to abusing whipped cream toppings please evaluate your other risky behaviors like drinking, smoking, and selling drugs. I urge you to seek help for you addictions. Start by talking to a family member, friend, classmate, etc. about it. Talk to your school counselor or a local medical professional you have access to about local resources or counseling groups.
You have the gift of life, so please enjoy it and try to live it as well and healthy as you can. Though you stated you have “no parental guidance” you still have parents and family and friend who care about your well-being. Please heed corgidaze’s warning and be safe.
Please feel free to email me with any further questions or comments, Qbradley@ConsumerEd.org.