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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If I am a match to donate my bone marrow to someone, would my marijuana use be a factor in deciding whether I am a good donor for the transplant?
No: This would not have a direct bearing on your candidacy as a donor. ...Read more
Precautions: The marijuana may relax you, but may also exacerbate your problems significantly, so could be deleterious. If not legal where you live, there is another aspect of concern. Would explore further with your doctor, as there are many better approaches to treating anxiety and sleep disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia? Couple times a week usage.
Marijuana: Marijuana has been shown to reduce anxiety and insomnia but you must also be careful because some types of marijuana in some people can actually increase anxiety. Talk to your doctor and of course work with your state dispensary to know you are getting a pure and medically reliable strain. Good luck. ...Read more
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
If I have had a kidney transplant will smoking marijuana harm me or the kidney or lifespan of the kidnry?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In what survey?: I don't know there has been a good recent study surveying current physicians regarding marijuana use. You also need to specify whether you are talking about recreational use or medicinal use. There certainly are circumstances where it can be useful medically. But I've and all doctors have also seen the down side of its use, including addiction, lung disease and stepping stone to stronger drugs. ...Read more
No: The hypospermia, dysspermia and hypotestosteronism from mj may or may not be reversible. Nothing will mitigate it while using. May or may not improve on cessation of cannabis. See http://www. Health. Gov. Au/internet/main/publishing. Nsf/content/health-pubs-drug-cannab2-ch65.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very different: Marijuana is not a medication; it is not standardized in dose and has not been subjected to rigorous testing as with any medication. "marijuana pills", by which I assume you mean thc or marinol, may have medical uses, and it is standardized in dose and has been subjected to rigorous testing. ...Read more
No Specific Risk: Putting aside legal implications and the not completely understood effects of taking more tars into your lungs, marijuana for some, is not an unreasonable alternative to prescription antidepressants, sedatives, pain medications, and mood stabilizers. There are no specific medical complications following miscarriage that would be exacerbated by marijuana. Don't use marijuana when pregnant. ...Read more
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
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