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Baking With Marijuana For Copd Patients
Smoking Always Bad: Smoking no matter whether it is tobacco, marijuana, clover, or whatever is bad for you and your lungs. There are myriad of carcinogens and toxins like Carbon Monoxide that are created by combustion / smoking. Tar content which are linked to lung disease are actually higher in marijuana. ...Read more
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Symptom relief: Marijuana is not an anti-cancer product. It can help with some of the side effects of cancer chemotherapy and some of the general metabolic ill feeling from metastatic cancer. The major problem with it is that it is federally illegal (although 'legal' in some states). We need improved laws regarding this generally benign agent. ...Read more
None: Cocaine was originally used as a local anesthetic before it became a drug of habit. It has no place in the treatment of cancer and is not indicated. Medical marijuana has been said to relieve nausea and vomiting as well as improve the appetite of some patients on chemotherapy, but these effects can be duplicated by the use of a thc congener, dronabinol, a potent anti-nauseant & Cyproheptadine etc. ...Read more
No: I am not aware of a medical justification. ...Read more
See Below: Cannabis consumption has been shown to be an aggravating factor in the development of arteritis in some young adults. In addition, cannabis has been shown to be related in several instances of cerebral ischemia and infarction. Often these events are also associated with alcohol use which is thought to play a role. ...Read more
How is medical marijuana working out where they have legalized it? Why won't patients just use marijuana prescription pills?
Working poorly: They want to get high. It's an easy way to circumvent federal law. ...Read more
What does marijuana do for cancer patients? Is it good for all types of cancer? If you smoke weed does it prevent you from getting cancer?
I am a medical marijuana patient n I been trying to get pregnant for over 2 yrs. I know people that got pregnant smoking so what's wrong with me?
Would an orthopedic surgery get cancelled if the surgeon knew the patient did not refrain from using marijuana prior to the surgery?
Marijuana: Usually yes. But may vary case by case. ...Read more
A patient @ work who I came in contacted tested +tb n now work asked for tb blood test to detect. I smoke marijuana. Will it show in tb blood test? ..
What are the adverse effects of a diagnosed bipolar patient smoking marijuana while on their prescribed medications?
Bipolar and MJ: Any person with diagnosed bipolar disorder needs to practice solid self-care: regular sleep, exercise, healthy food, compliance with prescribed medications, and avoidance of substance abuse including alcohol. Using recreational substances invites destabilization of neurobehavioral status and possible shift into depression or mania. This includes marijuana. Mj can cause hallucinations too. ...Read more
2 beers and smoked a little. Heart rate was out of control. Can marijuana cause heart problems in patients with anxiety? Haven't smoked in a long time.
Toxins: Cannabis can cause tachycardia. It can cause feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, panic or in some cases euphoria. If a high dose is taken it can lead to delusions, hallucinations or losing touch with reality. Cannabis can cause serious health problems - you are taking unneccessary risks with you wellbeing. ...Read more
Is medical marijuana useful to calm PTSD or anxiety in patients with seizure disorder who can't be on typical anxiety medications?
Can't say: Unfortunately, very little reliable, peer reviewed research has been done regarding the safety and efficacy of marijuana for anything, despite the long list list of conditions for which it has allegedly been helpful. My own guess it that it is not likely to be helpful, since it clouds thinking, and is difficult to dose properly, resulting in an under or overdose. Stick with more proven therapies ...Read more
I'm a medical marijuana patient and my family doctor prescibed me an antibiotic called Flagyl can I still use both at same time?
With caution: Altho my research did not produce any specific interactions between cannabis & flagyl, preceed with caution since Flagyl can interact with many medications as well as with alcohol; so no alcohol (caution even with alcohol-containing mouthwash or otc cold meds) for at least a week after completing the flagyl. If you experience nausea/vomiting, notify your doc for possible alternative. ...Read more
Florida patient would like a medical marijuana card preferably in colorado. Patient suffers from chronic pain and has all CT scans and X-rays. Advice?
See MD in Colorado and take your records with you.
Feel better. ...Read more
Yes: In fact, I doubt there are many (or any) doctors who would be opposed to it. ...Read more
Craving chocolate: Chocolate contains neurotransmitters like phenylethylamine. This is the neurotransmitter that is very high when we are madly in love. Depression due to rejection (not correspondence from our love wishes) drops this levels causing depression. Unconsciously rejected lovers crave for chocolate. Also substances like theobromine and caffeine in chocolate are stimulants. Copders are not the only ones. ...Read more
Breathing Exercises.: Any breathing exercises, playing the harmonica or otherwise, could help improve some symptoms of COPD. ...Read more
Yes and no: Be sure the over the counter product does not contain antihistamines which can dry secretions and possibibly make secretions more tenacious. Ask your physician or pharmacist before using such products. ...Read more
Not necessarily: In any one with poor veins it is difficult to access. People with low BP and collapsed veins, it is even more difficult. ...Read more
Not related: Some people have good veins, some have very small and fragile veins, some have used up their veins. There is nothing particular to COPD and CHF to make difficult IV access. ...Read more
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)
Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more
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