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how does marijuana affect your salivary glands

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sometimes the cause of the blockage may not show up on the ultrasound.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience in Dentistry
The: Parotid, Submandibular, & Sublingual
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Best thing is to : Schedule and evaluation appointment with an oral surgeon, otolaryngologist, or your pcp. Small salivary stones can block the "plumbing" with your gla ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Why?: I am not sure that i understand your question or why you are asking it. There are many salivary glands in your head and mouth, both large and small. ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Ambiguous: Not specifically, But it will affect all the functions in your body that are affected by thyroid hormone. Why do you ask? What are your specific conc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Parr
55 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Marijuana toxicolgy: In regular users it can be present up to 6 weeks. Quantitative testing will show decreasing concentrations.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
12-24 hours: Marijuana is detectable in the saliva test only for about 12 to 24 hrs. It can be detected in the urine much longer and up to 90 days in a hair follic ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Xin-Nong Li
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Affect metabolism : It is a complex question. Briefly, low function of thyroid called hypothyroidism will slow down the using of glucose. If patient has diabetes, hypothy ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Mulder
43 years experience in Dentistry
3 days: Thc can be detected in the saliva for approximately 3 days following smoking the product. It can be found in the urine for an even longer period afte ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Caffeine & prostate: For most men, moderate caffeine intake, such as 1-2 cup of coffee, is not a problem. Actually, more hardcore coffee drinking, such as drinking 6 cups ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience in Internal Medicine
Rare cancer: Although there is no single predominant risk factor for salivary gland tumors, potential ones include radiation exposure, cigarette smoking (whartin t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
43 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Caffeine = stimulant: So it adds to physiological arousal that stress can produce. It will increase heart rate, alertness, and insomnia in some people. It can decrease fa ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Variable, but the: Companies that manufacture the tests say that saliva can remain positive for 7-10 days, whereas blood and urine tests are generally negative within 3- ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Not much: The mechanism of action working on Dopamine and part of a treatment for adhd, does not really affect pituitary gland function. Therefore, for the most ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience in Psychiatry
HPA axis: Untreated anxiety, over time, leads to hyper-activation of the hpa (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis, resulting in chronically elevated glucocorti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience in Pharmacology
THC: All of the cannabinoids have a very long half-life in the body. In the case of thc in saliva, i would expect that it would be detectable for up to 30 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Where to start?: Heroin, if pure (as in England) used with sterile precautions, has same side effects as any other opioid - constipation, respiratory depression if exc ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Behroozan
20 years experience in Dermatology
Badly: Smoking affects "lip lines" in two ways: 1. The repetitive movement around the lips as a result of puckering repetitvely can lead to vertical lines ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Destroys the body: Because bulimia/anorexia becomes a nutritional "nightmare" the body suffers from self destruction. The extra stomach acid eats away at the esophagus, ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Pituitary: Controls every endocrine gland in your body, so it has a very important role.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
None: To my knowledge, tobacco has plenty of effects on other organs, but not the gallbladder.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Often, yes: Addison's disease is an autoimmune disease which harms the cortex of the adrenal glands. However, anything that damages the adrenal cortex can also ca ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Lemon claims.: Lemons are rumored to prevent your period, induce your period, slow your period ; lighten your period. I have not found any studies to support these c ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Varies: Bladder cancer may be found early and treated with local (intravesicular, intra = in, vesicular = bladder) therapy by a urologist. If the bladder can ... Read More

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