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Baking With Marijuana For Copd Patients
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
Use as mucomist: Glutathione is end product of n-acetyl cysteine since glutathione gets degraded quickly you need the precursor. So for COPD use mucomist which is nac in liquid form smells like sewage so i prefer the capsule to avoid this. John hopkins univ did a critical care seminar and they are using nac for acute kidney failure too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not clear: It is not listed as a contraindication to the medicine but recent research shows a dose related reduction in bone mineral density and dose related increases in fractures with inhaled steroids. You should talk with your doctor. If you take the nasal version for allergies, there are other alternatives. If you take it for asthma you should have a risk/benefit conversation with your doctor. ...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
Complicated: Carbapenems combined with fluorinated quinolones would probably be best. Aminoglycosides do not penetrate lung tissue very well, but might be added by inhalation to minimize the degree of tracheobronchial colonization. Best would be to determine the degree of hypersensitivity reaction to pcn and think about desensitization if the strain is multiresistant. ...Read more
No: Only if they have bradycardia arrythmias.Get a more detailed answer ›
Occasionally: Corticosteroids for pulmonary fibrosis is mostly not helpful. Pts with nsip have shown a response to steroids. In COPD steroid pulses for acute worsening of function but should be weaned quickly. Long term steroids in COPD have not been beneficial. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If someone with ADHD smokes methamphetamine can they be charged for illegal drug use even though methamphetamine helps them with their ADHD ?
Illegal is illegal: Even though methamphetamine or related drugs are sometimes prescribed for adhd, anyone using a medication that is not prescribed to them risks consequences for illegal drug use. In addition, prescribed stimulants are not intended to be smoked. If you are diagnosed with a pain condition and are found to have pain medication that is no prescribed to you, you can be charged with illegal possession. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lemon and dialysis: Lemon juice has potassium (k). Elevated k levels are common in dialysis patients due to their kidneys not being able to eliminate k. Ask the patient's renal dietician (d) your question. The d will know the patient's k level and residual renal function. The d will be able to tell you how much, and if you should, give lemons to the patient in question. ...Read more
Have you heard of adding baking soda to renal failure patients. Hospitals are having success with humans.?
Yes: And furthermore, I suggest you take a look at this website: http://www.nhs.uk/news/2009/07July/Pages/Bakingsodaforkidneypatients.aspx ...Read more
Is a Octostim (DDAVP) test for bleeding issues contraindicated in a patient with mild pulmonary hypertension requering notreatment?
Test with caution: DDAVP (desmopressin) is contraindicated in patients with known allergy, kidney failure or low sodium levels. It is known to cause fluctuations in your BP and a decrease in sodium levels. It should be used with caution in patients with cystic fibrosis, heart failure as they are prone to sudden drops in sodium. If your pulmonary hypertension is not related to any of the above, then you can proceed with caution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos
It could : Dear Cesar: yes, CBD could help with anxiety although THC could also help with mild depressive symptoms. There are no clear guidelines here and you will have to try different mixes. There is a brand called care by design (CBD) that makes sprays with different percentages of CBD/THC. I usually recommend my patients to try both CBD and THC and see what works for them. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more
Can we use antipsychotics for patients with Alzheimer's disease and psychosis knowing that antipsychotics may lead to death in patients with dementia ?
Sometimes, no choice: Antipsychotics are best avoided in managing agitation in dementia. However, if the agitation is the result of actual psychosis i.e., delusions and hallucinations, the risk/benefit ratio often shifts in favor of using antipsychotics, as untreated psychosis itself is a risk of factor for serious injury to self/others. Hope this helps. ...Read more
No: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. Smoking cigarettes causes copd, and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their COPD even worse. Researchers are still uncertain how much COPD is caused by marijuana-smoking if the smokers never smoke cigarettes (maybe there aren't enough "marijuana-only" smokers to do research on). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beta-blockers: They are beta-blockers and may cause bronchial constriction which exacerbates asthma and copd. We treat asthma with beta-agonists (albuterol etc) which are exactly the opposite. That being said, metoprolol in particular is a selective drug and many asthmatics/copd-ers are able to take it if needed for heart disease without any ill effects. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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