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Dr. Raj Singh
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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

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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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


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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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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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Amy Friedman
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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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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Dr. John Fung
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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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Dr. George Klauber
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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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Dr. David Mcnay
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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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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What is the long term effect of marijuana use?

What is the long term effect of marijuana use?

Long-term marijuana: One area is lung problems such as: bronchitis, chronic cough, emphysema, and also lung and upper airway cancer. There can also be impairment of memory, judgement, ability to learn, and coordination. These problems may persist for many months after stopping marijuana. Marijuana is a hallucinogen which can induce psychosis. Daily users may also have chronic depression, irritability, and lethargy. ...Read more

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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


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