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Dr. Angela Walker
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Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Does any of these factors like stress, anxiety, tension, depression or smoking can cause dilated cardiomyopathy ?

Dilated Heart: No. The causes of dilated cardiomyopathy include damage to the heart from a heart attack due to atherosclerotic cardiac disease which affects the heart muscle or vessels to the heart. Other causes include certain infections and drugs such as Cocaine and alcohol. Certain medications can also cause this condition. Anxiety or stress do not cause this. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Does smoking weed help anxiety?

Does smoking weed help anxiety?

Yes and no: Psychotic anxiety: absolutely not ptsd anxiety: possibly gad anxiety: possibly social anxiety: worsens it depersonalization/derealization anxiety: worsens it ocd anxiety: of no help. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Re
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What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)

What are the scientifically proven adverse health effects of long-term marijuana use? (assume method of ingestion is not smoking)

Complicated: Marijuana is a very complex drug that has many active metabolites and complex interactions with your nervous system, so its hard to say definitively. There is strong evidence that it interferes with learning and that it makes mental illness worse if you have any predisposition. There are many studies witch suggests other problems but we are still studying this. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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I have to have a test done for nicotine to get my insurance at the lowest rate. How long before the test do I need to quit smoking so it doesn't show up in the test? Can this nicotine test detect marijuana use?

I have to have a test done for nicotine to get my insurance at the lowest rate. How long before the test do I need to quit smoking so it doesn't show up in the test? Can this nicotine test detect marijuana use?

Nicotine Dependence: I thank you for your concern for your loved ones. Your health is PRECIOUS! Respect Blessings of your body and mind. Be kind to your lungs. Speak out: “I do not want Bronchitis, Emphysema or Lung cancer” “I do not want risk of heart disease, high Blood pressure or Stroke” “I want to feel good without Marijuana or Alcohol” Use Relaxation music, Exercise. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress. ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Probably not but...: Smoking marijuana has plenty of other negative physical and psychological consequences that may impair your judgement and decision making putting you at risk for STDs etc. You should use caution whenever an illicit drug is used with a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
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Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron effective, is their better?

Suffering from memory loss poss related to depression, anxiety (stemming from marijuana use) and disruptive sleep. Remeron effective, is their better?

No: The best medication is the one that works for you. There are other medications that would have a similar effect. If Remeron is working well and you are not having adverse side effects, stick with it. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can smoking weed help for an anxiety disorder?

May worsen it: Some people feel more relaxed after taking in cannabis but it could also worsen it. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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I have anxiety after smoking weed and my vision has gotten worse. Is this normal?

I have anxiety after smoking weed and my vision has gotten worse. Is this normal?

Not unusual: While most people feel relaxed after use of marijuana, some feel anxious. There are many different strains of cannabis; some are more stimulating & some more sedating. Also, sometimes "weed" can be adulterated with other chemicals. No herb or medicine is equally good for everyone & marijuana may not be suitable for your system. The blurred vision is likely due to muscle relaxation. See my comment:. ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Kondilis
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Can i get anxiety from smoking weed?

Cannabis Anxiety: Yes, some people believe that different strains of marijuana are connected to anxiety (increased heart rate, and paranoia). ...Read more

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Smoking (Definition)

More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more


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