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how does thc affect melanin

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
12 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on use.: Marijuana is not what is detected but the active compound thc is. It depends on how often you use it. If you used it only once it can be detected by b ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Really very few: Older tests could have false positives caused by Ibuprofen and other nsaids, but newer tests do not. I am only aware of Protonix (pantoprazole) causin ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Only if marinol: Which is a legal pill form of thc. There are some medications which can give false positive results for thc on screening tests, but whoever is testin ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Many possibilities: Many possible causes of false positive. Mislabeled specimen, laboratory error, etc. Ask for a re-test.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Fontillas
36 years experience Child Psychiatry
Dont think so: Many causes of jaundice. If a person has cancer causing jaundice mj may help with hunger. Best to find out what the cause is and fix that first.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Very bad: Marijuana can cause symptoms similar t schizophrenia , which is the worst mh diagnoses., you should avoid it.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Can trigger rosacea: Excessive alcohol intake can cause the skin to look sallow and less healthy. Chronic alcohol use can prematurely age the skin. It can also exacerbate ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Poison: It is a poison.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Premature aging: Smoking causes damage to the skin in just the same way it causes damage to your lungs. Other than wrinkling due to puckering of the lips and squinting ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Food craving: Thc, the active ingredient in cannabis, is well-known to increase food cravings. Many people eat a lot--especially junk food that lies ready at hand a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
LSD: It is a hallucinogen. It alters your senses of time, space, & distance. U can hear colors or see sounds. The bad trip last @ 12 hours. Strange fee ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcoholism: Refer to the diagram!
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Zinc: Zinc is also applied to the skin for treating acne, aging skin, herpes simplex infections, and to speed wound healing.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
41 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
In many ways: You do not only glycate your hemoglobin creating glycohemoglobin (the main one hba1-c) you also glycosilate your connective tissue hardening it and yo ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
DNA damage: Prolonged sun exposure, especially during midday hours, can cause dna damage to cells in the skin. This results in photoaging and can eventually lead ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Impairs it: Marijuana impairs judgement and thus makes driving dangerous.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rony Gorges
11 years experience Internal Medicine
It suppresses: your appetite. With continued use that effect wears off quickly.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tobacco: Refer to diagram
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
GHB: The sodium salt is called Xyrem, a medicine to treat excess daytime sleepiness & cataplexy. The pure form depresses the nervous system & cause ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Causes drying: Because caffeine acts as a diuretic (makes you urinate) it can cause dry skin. Small amounts should not be a problem but large amounts can cause signi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol & Brain: Alcohol enhances GABA & suppresses NMDA, leading to CNS depression, then leading to rebound during withdrawal, which causes Neurotransmitters to b ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
tough question!: My belief is that the effect caffeine has on triglycerides is very small. However, based on this article: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/2333832 ... Read More

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