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Can you use marijuana to treat post kidney transplants with ongoing nausea?

Can you use marijuana to treat post kidney transplants with ongoing nausea?

Absolutely Not: Marijuana is not safe in post transplant patients as it may interact with many of the anti rejection medications and alter their levels. Consuming marijuana will also disqualify you from getting another transplant in the future if this one fails. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


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Will marijuana use, using a vaporizer (no smoke or combustion) affect pancreas, liver or kidney. I under tobacco smoke does, even marijuana smoke. But vaporizing eliminates all toxins.?

Will marijuana use, using a vaporizer (no smoke or combustion) affect pancreas, liver or kidney. I under tobacco smoke does, even marijuana smoke. But vaporizing eliminates all toxins.?

No.: Vaporizing merely eliminates smoke. A marijuana joint burns up to 2, 012 degrees fahrenheit (1.100 degree c) and in the process creates many harmful carcinogens. Smoke is the prime cause of lung cancer and other respiratory disorders but it doesn't eliminate all toxins. ...Read more

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How high does marijuana use raise blood pressure? Is it high enough to damage heart, kidneys, etc

How high does marijuana use raise blood pressure? Is it high enough to damage heart, kidneys, etc

Part 2: Oops - hit the return key too soon. If you read my first post, here's the rest: I found reference to increased heart rate, but NOT increased BP. I suggest you purchase an inexpensive cuff and measure your own actual BP before and after exposure. Remember that it's safe for BP to rise with exertion and stress. On a stress test, it's healthy to see BP go from 120/80 to 200/90 during exercise. OK? ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia?

Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia?

Precautions: The marijuana may relax you, but may also exacerbate your problems significantly, so could be deleterious. If not legal where you live, there is another aspect of concern. Would explore further with your doctor, as there are many better approaches to treating anxiety and sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia? Couple times a week usage.

Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia? Couple times a week usage.

Marijuana: Marijuana has been shown to reduce anxiety and insomnia but you must also be careful because some types of marijuana in some people can actually increase anxiety. Talk to your doctor and of course work with your state dispensary to know you are getting a pure and medically reliable strain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sould people that have had a kidney transplant stay away from marijuana? Or is it no big deal to smoke after transplant?

Sould people that have had a kidney transplant stay away from marijuana? Or is it no big deal to smoke after transplant?

Bad idea: Standard answer is that we fear anything foreign going into immunosuppressed lungs because of infection. We also worry about irresponsible behavior - skipping med doses and appointments, etc. However, if that is avoided, occasional use may be reasonable. ...Read more

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If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?

If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?

Unlikely: Unlikely, but anything is excess is harmful. And the deleterious effects of tobacco abuse increases the risk of every form of cancer in addition to suppressing the immune system. Keep the mj use to a minimum. ...Read more

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Had kidney transplant can smoking can cigerettes and marijuana hurt my transplanted kidney in anyway or even make it fail on me.

Had kidney transplant can smoking can cigerettes and marijuana hurt my transplanted kidney in anyway or even make it fail on me.

Harms blood vessels: Promotes arteriosclerosis which reduces blood flow to kidneys ; heart which promotes hypertension which in turn damages the kidneys. Of course smoking improves your chances of developing lung cancer which can spread to the kidneys and kill you. Think of the generous kidney donor who has given you life. Transplanted kidneys have enough of a rough time without imposing additional unnecessary risk. ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant a little over 2yrs now. I want to how can smoking cigarettes and marijuana effect or hurt my kidney in anyway?

I had a kidney transplant a little over 2yrs now. I want to how can smoking cigarettes and marijuana effect or hurt my kidney in anyway?

Absolutely it will: Smoking generates carbon monoxide and other compounds that injury the lining of blood vessels, the endothelium. Patients with kidney transplants are already at risk for endothelial injury based on hypertension, diabetes, and immunosuppressive drugs. The #1 cause of death and kidney loss is related to endothelial cell injury, namely heart attacks and transplant nephropathy. Don't do it! ...Read more

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How to treat oral ulcers caused by marijuana use?

How to treat oral ulcers caused by marijuana use?

Best: The best way to treat ulcers is to avoid the stimulating factor. Otherwise take lysine, vitamin k and a bcomplex vitamin. ...Read more

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Would marijuana use cause mild Lvh?

Maybe.: Of 1, 011 people who had side-effects from the use of Marijuana, 7 have LVH, about 0.69 % of 36, 940 people found in a report on eHealth, mostly males. ...Read more

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How many doctors agreed with marijuana use?

How many doctors agreed with marijuana use?

In what survey?: I don't know there has been a good recent study surveying current physicians regarding marijuana use. You also need to specify whether you are talking about recreational use or medicinal use. There certainly are circumstances where it can be useful medically. But I've and all doctors have also seen the down side of its use, including addiction, lung disease and stepping stone to stronger drugs. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can negate the effects of his marijuana use on conception?

Is there anything that can negate the effects of his marijuana use on conception?

No: The hypospermia, dysspermia and hypotestosteronism from mj may or may not be reversible. Nothing will mitigate it while using. May or may not improve on cessation of cannabis. See http://www. Health. Gov. Au/internet/main/publishing. Nsf/content/health-pubs-drug-cannab2-ch65.Htm. ...Read more

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Does an EEG show marijuana use?

No: If your question is about specific, unequivocal signs of marijuana use, the answer is clearly no. I am pretty sure, however, that during an acute intoxication with marijuana, eeg may likely differ from a person s normal/baseline waves pattern. Stay clean. ...Read more

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Does Marijuana use affect tb tests?

Does Marijuana use affect tb tests?

No: No cross reactivity if using the tuberculin skin test has been reported. Though some people may have hypersensitivity to the tubersol causing immediate reaction rather than the expected t cell mediated reaction. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms from marijuana use?

See below: Increased blood pressure and heartrate, agitation, depression that begins within 24 hrs and can last several weeks. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

Very different: Marijuana is not a medication; it is not standardized in dose and has not been subjected to rigorous testing as with any medication. "marijuana pills", by which I assume you mean thc or marinol, may have medical uses, and it is standardized in dose and has been subjected to rigorous testing. ...Read more

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Marijuana use after a miscarriage?

Marijuana use after a miscarriage?

No Specific Risk: Putting aside legal implications and the not completely understood effects of taking more tars into your lungs, marijuana for some, is not an unreasonable alternative to prescription antidepressants, sedatives, pain medications, and mood stabilizers. There are no specific medical complications following miscarriage that would be exacerbated by marijuana. Don't use marijuana when pregnant. ...Read more

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Does Marijuana use affect a tb test?

No: Only if you forget and don't show up to get it read 48 to 72 hours after placement on your forearm. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use marijuana as a painkiller?

Is it safe to use marijuana as a painkiller?

Unclear: Medical marijuana is legal in several states, and many pts are convinced of benefits in headaches and other pain syndromes. Yet, research, to convincingly prove benefits in the treatment of pain, are lacking. Therefore, we may be seeing merely placebo effects due to the effect on mood and behaviour. Eventually, I suspect that organized medicine will rigorously evaluate this, but no proof so far. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use marijuana while on enbrel (etanercept)?

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Is it safe to use marijuana while on enbrel (etanercept)?

Not generally: This applies to all questions regarding safety of drug use: not safe! To adequately answer your question of safety, someone needs to put together a study of people smoking weed while on Enbrel (etanercept) and see if any of them would have problems. Due to all kinds of ethical and legal cncerns, that study is unlikely to happen. To be safe, don't do drugs and get help! ...Read more

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Does the pituitary gland get damage from chronic marijuana use?

In a way: Sexual hormone function, regulated by the pitiitary, is disrupted by marijuana. All drugs can disrupt the crh/acth/cortisol system. ...Read more

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What are the interactions between ADHD medication and marijuana use?

What are the interactions between ADHD medication and marijuana use?

None direct but...: There are no reported direct interactions between cannabis and ADHD medications- see http://tinyurl. Com/hxtr8oa
While more research is needed, many with ADHD find using medical marijuana has a calming effect and can improve concentration- see http://www. Leafscience. Com/2016/01/22/cannabis-good-adhd/
It appears safe to use cannabis with ADHD meds and using it may reduce the amount of meds needed. ...Read more

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What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

Risk mental illness: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A teenager (with a brain, neurotransmitters, & receptors not fully developed), especially with a family history of schizophrenia or psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Does marijuana use have any interaction with general anesthesia? I use once a day and having VSG tomorrow.

Probably not: A check of various drug interaction registries shown no interaction with a commonly used general anesthetic gas. However, atropine is an agent used in some forms during anesthesia and the cannabis increases risk of dizziness, etc. Which should not matter. There are many OTC meds that have interactions and some that might be prescribed by your doc. A confidential discussion (with doc) would be wise. ...Read more

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Does heavy marijuana use over a long time lead to sterility in men? Or do sperm go back to normal when it's stopped?

Marijuana: Cannabis use suppresses secretion of testosterone in men, which may decrease libido and lead to impotence and gynecomastia. Cannabis use also causes decreased sperm count and motility. Changes in semen characteristics seen with heavy cannabis smoking may cause increased infertility. ...Read more

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Does heavy marijuana use over a long time lead to sterility in men? Or do sperm go back to normal when it's stopped?

Yes.: Cannabis use decreases secretion of testosterone, decreases desire for sex and leads to impotence and gynecomastia. It also decreases sperm count and motility. Changes in semen seen with heavy cannabis smoking may cause increased infertility. It is unclear if these effects are reversible. It will be best to stop now for this & other undesirable effects of abuse of marijuana. Take care & be saf ...Read more

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What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)

Complicated: Marijuana is a very complex drug that has many active metabolites and complex interactions with your nervous system, so its hard to say definitively. There is strong evidence that it interferes with learning and that it makes mental illness worse if you have any predisposition. There are many studies witch suggests other problems but we are still studying this. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more