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Can the use of marijuana cause long termain damage to cognitve function?

Can the use of marijuana cause long termain damage to cognitve function?

Brain function: MJ: Marijuana chronic used can cause some changes in cognition. The literature on this point is mixed and the use has to be frequent and heavy dose. It is psychologically addictive and unfortunately is illegal so you are in technical trouble obtaining it. Current supplies are very potent and you should monitor your response carefully and see if you can get off of it. ...Read more

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Marijuana (Definition)

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


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Can one time moderate use of cocaine lead to permanent brain damage, memory problems or cognitive impairment?

Can one time moderate use of cocaine lead to permanent brain damage, memory problems or cognitive impairment?

Death = permanent: In some, the first use of Cocaine causes death, which would be permanent brain damage or impairment. Not to mention heart attacks, respiratory failure, strokes, or seizures. In the brain alone, Cocaine is a very strong CNS stimulant that stops Dopamine from being recycled -- making it build up and disrupt normal neuronal communication. If you're dead, the long-term brain changes don't matter. ...Read more

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Can the use of versed cause permanent damage?

Can the use of versed cause permanent damage?

Rarely, if at all: Versed, also known as midazolam, is a benzodiazepine. This is the class of drugs valium belongs to also. These drugs have sedative and anxiolytic properties and are extremely safe when taken as prescribed, or administered by a healthcare provider in a monitored setting. From a pharmacologic perspective, benzodiazepines have a large margin of safety. ...Read more

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Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Hi! can the brain recover from drug and alcohol use, or is the damage permament?

Brain Function: Some studies have shown that years of abstaining from Alcohol and Drugs can allow brain regions to return to their original volume and can repair neural connections across different regions. Much of this restoration occurs in the system most adversely affected by chronic drug/etoh use—the frontocerebellar circuitry, which regulates decision making, reasoning and problem solving.It is NEVER TOO Late to stop. BEST WISHES. ...Read more

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Can the long term of smoking cigarettes cause an imbalance of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine?

Can the long term of smoking cigarettes cause an imbalance of the neurotransmitter Acetylcholine?

Avoid cigarettes: Tobacco smoking causes so many dangerous effects on the body, that it is only its extreme addictive properties that keep sensible people to still smoke. It certainly could affect the neurosensory pathways that include acetylcholine. Good time to stop this seriously dangerous activity (smoking). ...Read more

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Can using marijuana lead to development of amblyopia?

Can using marijuana lead to development of amblyopia?

No: No, not unless your child has amblyopia and marijuana intoxication prevents you from noticing that s/he needs help. In that case, the condition could persist past the time medical attention might prevent its progression. ...Read more

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Is it possible for long time marijuana use lead to permanent nervous system damage?

Is it possible for long time marijuana use lead to permanent nervous system damage?

Yes. : This is unequivocally proven. From schizophrenia to decreased judgment. Best to stop, as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Can drugs that treat epilepsy(anticonvulsants) affect fertility in the long run?

Can drugs that treat epilepsy(anticonvulsants) affect fertility in the long run?

Usually not: The majority of anti-epilepsy drugs do not affect fertility but some of those drugs are risky for the pregnancy and the baby. Epilepsy can also complicate pregnancy. Prior to conceiving while taking anti epileptic drugs it is better to consult with a high risk specialists. ...Read more

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Can cognitive problems from B12 deficiency be permanent? How can I know the extent of damage?

Can cognitive problems from B12 deficiency be permanent? How can I know the extent of damage?

maybe: I believe your best bet is to consult with a neurologist and then perhaps comprehensive psychological testing to determine the full extent of your cognitive abilities. Make sure they communicate with each other, and then have your neurologist guide your follow up. ...Read more

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Is there any way to reverse the long term damage of smoking on the body?

Is there any way to reverse the long term damage of smoking on the body?

NO: Quit asap recovery takes place within three months get pulmonary function tests three months after quitting to check baseline. ...Read more

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How does heavy drug usage affect the brain in the long-run?

How does heavy drug usage affect the brain in the long-run?

Can be disastrous: Certain drugs such as meth, cocaine, can cause stroke and brain hemorrhages, but others can cause delusions, hallucinations, agitation, psychotic behavior. If you have such a history, you need far more help than we can provide here, but a Concierge visit might allow us to guide you to eventual rehab stabilization. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of methadone use. 10+ years or more. Can it cause dementia?

What are the long term effects of methadone use. 10+ years or more.  Can it cause dementia?

NO: Methadone can be associated with a number of side effects, but actually very few long-term "organ" effects (heart, liver, kidney, brain etc.) constipation, increased sweating, hormonal changes that alter libido, erectile function and fertility. Weight gain with its attendant problems certainly can occur. Heart rhythm problems, although getting publicity, are rare. Think about alcohol;tobacco use. ...Read more

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Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Alcoholism: long term alcohol use can cause different neurologic effect and even dementia. some are caused by a vitamin deficiency and other by overt neural damage. Some will resolve to a degree with treatment and cessation of alcohol use and others will not. ...Read more

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Can interveinous drug use of meth cause lung problems?

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Can interveinous drug use of meth cause lung problems?

I.v. meth: Not just affect lung vessels causing hypertension, but also blood, liver and other organs. ...Read more

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How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

How much alcohol affects the brain in negative ways and can permanently damage your health/put you at risk for alcoholism?

Alcohol affects vary: With body wt, gender, age, genetics, food consumed, beverage concentration, other drugs ingested, & tolerance. Any amount affects the brain. 5+ drinks kill brain cells, decreases rem sleep, lowers inhibitions & reasoning, impairs reflexes & coordination, etc. Guidelines for moderate drinking = male: max 4 drinks/day, 16/week; female: 3/day, 12/week. Greeleypsychologist.Com/alcohol.Xhtml. ...Read more

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Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?

Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?

Alcohol is toxic and: potentially damages everything it touches, including hearts, but also livers, kidneys, bladders, etc. Cocaine amps up everything (its a speed), plus is also toxic, so yes, it can damage tissue, too. Heroin fills up opiate receptors and in effect, turns a lot of functions off. Whenever you have tissue damage, you are likely to get inflammation, which is one cause of arterial plaque. ...Read more

Ganja (Definition)

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