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Can cannabis smoke block arteries?

Can cannabis smoke block arteries?

Calgarycmmc.com/athe: Answer is no but...Smoking marijuana can speed up the pulse and raise blood pressure (followed by a sudden fall upon standing or walking), roth notes. "these effects lower the exercise threshold for chest pain [angina], and are an independent risk factor for heart attack and stroke, " he writes. Inhaling marijuana smoke can also impair oxygen delivery . Prague med rep 2009; 110(1):5-12. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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People with m/s smoke cannabis why? How does that help?

People with m/s smoke cannabis why? How does that help?

Pain relief: Only in certain cases of ms when there is spinal cord disease, pain and spasticity and cramp mostly in the lower extremities , cannabis may help in symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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How bad is it for your health to occasionally smoke cannabis?

How bad is it for your health to occasionally smoke cannabis?

Cannabis damage: Zalesky et al 2012 show long-term cannabis use is hazardous to white matter in the developing brain. Given the association between cannabis-related harms and age of onset of regular use, delaying use may minimize such harmful effects. Disturbed brain connectivity in cannabis users may underlie cognitive impairment and vulnerability to psychosis, depression and anxiety disorders (lim et al., 2002). ...Read more

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How can I cut down on smoking cannabis I have to smoke it every day?

Seek Treatment: Acknowledging you have a problem is the first step! Now we need to get you into a treatment program to address this. Addiction can be associated with financial problems, low self esteem, poor productivity, poor memory and low life satisfaction! http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2797098/ ...Read more

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I've smoked cannabis for a long time and quit 8 weeks ago and was wondering if it will still b in my hair in 4 weeks time?

Yes: Hair, which grows over time, is like the trunk of a tree; it reveals exposure to substances over time. A urine drug screen would not show cannabis after about 1 month drug free, sooner with light usage. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in taking metoprolol and snoking cannabis? I know u shouldnt smoke but is there more danger with beta?

Is there any danger in taking metoprolol and snoking cannabis? I know u shouldnt smoke but is there more danger with beta?

Beta blocker and MJ: No special danger with these two - you are right, smoking cannabis has potential harm -- for lungs, bronchi, brain, testicles, psyche. Recommend you determine to live as healthily as possible ...Read more

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I am having a 5 day EEG test and if I smoke cannabis during it will they notice some changes that I should be worried about?

Cannabis Dependence: EEG is done for Diagnosis of seizure disorders, head injury, memory problems or sleep disorders. Physicians evaluate EEG findings in the context of complete history, Neurological examination and Mental Status. Ask -if use of Cannabis has affected your concentration, thinking, emotions, memory and judgement; fallen down, or had seizures, then have EEG Follow treatment with Neurologist; NA Meetings ...Read more

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How do I controll paranoia? I don't smoke cannabis so why do I feel like this

Medical evaluation.: Paranoia is a very uncomfortable experience. It is important to try to determine the cause - to develop a treatment plan. I would encourage you to see a psychologist or a psychiatrist for a comprehensive psychological evaluation. Sometimes paranoia is a personality trait but at other times it may be an illness or a symptom of an illness. Take care. ...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