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Could I Develop Asthma From Smoking Weed Also
Possibly: Technically speaking, asthma is usually an allergic condition. That is, the symptoms develop due to allergies to pollens, mold, etc. However, about 10-15% of asthmatics are non-allergic, and tobacco or marijuana smoke can both make such symptoms worse. The smoke from marijuana is typically non-filtered as well, making it particularly dangerous to the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for asthma patients. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Jail has its own dangers such as getting assaulted. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally no: While weed doesn't cause as much problems with asthma as tobacco smoke, you really don't know what is in it, and any burned material being inhaled is not good for your longs. That being said, the active ingredients in pot, cannabadiol and thc, may have some bronchodilating properties. You don't know, however, whether the weed has been sprayed with insecticides etc etc. Not a good idea. ...Read more
Yes: Marijuana smoking has been associated worsening respiratory symptoms including coughing, phlegm production and wheezing. It can also act as an allergen in some patients. Smoking both tobacco and marijuana synergistically increases the risk of developing chonic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd). Also, marijuana smoke contains ~ 3 times the amount of tar found in tobacco ; 50% more carcinogens. ...Read more
It can: Inhaling smoke of any kind can be an irritant to the airways. People with asthma have hyper-responsive airways that undergo bronchospasm in response to many types of irritants. Besides causing damage to the lungs, smoking (be it tobacco or marijuana) can become a trigger for asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more
I have asthma, I have been smoking weed all day every day for like 6 months, I've been fine so far can I continue? Or should I get a vaporizer?
It could.: Asthma comes in a few varieties, but it is the result of complicated genetics and exposure to lung irritants and allergens. Your kids may develop asthma even if they are never exposed to smoking, but exposure certainly increases their risk. Not to mention smoking exposure increases chidren's risk of respiratory infections and may even contribute to developing of COPD or lung cancer later in life. ...Read more
Yes: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing ; ^ in sputum production. ...Read more
Terribly negative: Smoking often triggers asthma and may lead to emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease (copd). It also makes your airways (lungs) less responsive to inhaled cortisone. The american lung association has advice on smoking cessation and you may check with your local hospital re. Such a program. Can you name me one thing good about tobacco related to health? ...Read more
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