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Can smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Can smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Uncertain: Two research studies that made the news in 2011 found 14%-17% of marijuana users (3 or more times/week) were obese. Presumably, many other mj users were overweight but not obese. Their findings in people who did not use mj showed 22%-25% of non-users were obese. Perhaps people who tend to become mj users are less obese to start with, or maybe mj users use mj instead of food to soothe their stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Could smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Could smoking marijuana cause weight loss?

Rarely in some: Smoking marijuana causes a variety of changes neurobiologically as well as behaviorally and while many would be expected to gain weight there would be a subset of people that might experience weight loss. Different mechanisms may be involved although i could see psychomotor retardation, new onset apathy, paranoia, psychosis and increased anxiety as being possible routes to weight loss. Stay safe. ...Read more

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Can i smoke medical marijuana on 200 mg of topirimate (used for weight loss)? Not a lot obviously only for chronic pain.

Can i smoke medical marijuana on 200 mg of topirimate (used  for weight loss)? Not a lot  obviously only for chronic pain.

Side effects...: ...of marijuana include increased appetite and weight gain, so it kind of ruins whatever effect you are hoping for from topiramate. Sounds like an individual decision, how bad the pain is vs the weight problem, and is the pain weight related -- in which case cannabis is the last thing you'd want for the pain. ...Read more

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Is it ok to smoke marijuana 7 months after having the rue-n-y weight loss surgery?

Is it ok to smoke marijuana 7 months after having the rue-n-y weight loss surgery?

No, absolutely not: Smoking of any sort decreases the blood flow to the anastomoses (the places where the stomach and intestine are sewed into the new position) and drastically increases your ulcer risk. In addition, Marijuana causes weight gain by appetitie stimulation. Last, patients with a history of severe obesity are often genetically predispositioned to addictions and should avoid habit-forming substances. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana cause infertility in men?

Does smoking marijuana cause infertility in men?

Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :) however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise for both partners to reduce or stop marijuana use. ...Read more

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Has smoking marijuana ever caused a miscarriage?

Cannabis: Studies through vanderbilt university medical center have linked cannabis with ectopic pregnancy and early miscarriages. ...Read more

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Does smoking marijuana cause bladder control problems?

Does smoking marijuana cause bladder control problems?

No: Smoking marijuana does not cause bladder control issues or loss of urine. It may provoke urianry symptoms such as frequency, or irritation but should not lead to urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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Does marijuana affect you from building muscles or losing weight ?

Does marijuana affect you from building muscles or losing weight ?

Yes: Initially there is interference to growth hormone production and testosterone which will interfere with muscle building in addition unless appetite is controlled and nutritious foods are consumed instead of junk foods, bodybuilders and fitness models who use marijuana may find that they are constantly involved in a battle of the bulge. ...Read more

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Could smoking marijuana after a surgery where general anesthesia was used cause any huge issues? It's been 12 hrs since the surgery.

Could smoking marijuana after a surgery where general anesthesia was used cause any huge issues? It's been 12 hrs since the surgery.

Depends: Smoking anything can impair the small blood vessel flow to the wound site and delay healing. It doesn't matter if you had a general or local.General anesthesia does use the lung tissue to pass the drugs of anesthesia through the cell membrane to enter the body.The gas can be irritating to these tissues.Weed uses this same method to enter your system. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

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