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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Smoking Weed Athletic Performance

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How much would smoking weed affect my performance in sports?

How much would smoking weed affect my performance in sports?

Worsens performance: Smoking cigarettes damages lungs (thus worsens sports performance), and cigarette smokers who also smoke marijuana make their lungs even worse. Researchers are uncertain how much lung damage is caused by marijuana-smoking if they don't smoke cigarettes. Sports performance is a purpose-driven activity, but mj does the opposite by altering perception, judgment, problem-solving, intensity, etc... ...Read more

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What are the health effects of smoking weed?

What are the health effects of smoking weed?

Depends on who you: talk to. Health benefits that are touted are anti-nausea effect and increased appetite, leading to use of both marijuana and THC-containing medication (Marinol) for patients undergoing cancer treatment, or with HIV or hepatitis. It also lowers intraocular pressure in some cases of glaucoma. It may reduce neuropathic pain and certain kinds of seizures. SE's include bronchitis, sedation, anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

Variable: Weed itself varies. What you got before may be different from now. Also, individuals have varying sensitivities. But there may be a synergistic effect of intoxication: they get too strong. But there is also the metabolism: weed has some metabolic pathways that may be the same as your meds, thereby making weed and your meds either weaker or stronger. Unpredictable, and therefore unwise. ...Read more

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Side effects of smoking weed?

Side effects of smoking weed?

Lots: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. You might feel tired, have poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of smoking weed?

What are the negative effects of smoking weed?

Many negatives: Since I am a fertility doctor, i will only answer with regards to my specialty. Smoking marijuana will dramaticallyl lower sperm count and function. It may have an impact on the health of the pregnancy (even if only the husband smokes). ...Read more

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What permanent side effects of smoking weed are there?

Cognition & emotion: Thc dulls mentation and distorts mood; some people are especially vulnerable and develop minor major paranoid states. Repetition of these mental states just by itself tends to embed them making them harder and harder to reverse (and to reclaim "lost" time). In vulnerable people, thc can trigger overt mental disorder that can be lifelong. Best to avoid in spite of opo approval. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary side effects of smoking weed?

Please, can you describe the primary side effects of smoking weed?

Main?: Here' s just a few: possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Can there be any negative effects of smoking weed because it just seems to relax me and i don't see it as harmful?

Can there be any negative effects of smoking weed because it just seems to relax me and i don't see it as harmful?

It can be harmful.: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking weed after an AP Study?

What are the effects of smoking weed after an AP Study?

Well...: there's obviously no issue as far as the AP exam that was already taken, but your friend will likely end up in the throes of drug addiction, and all that education will just go to waste. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are harmful effects of smoking weed?

Could you tell me what are harmful effects of smoking weed?

Possible effects...: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of smoking weed and cigarettes but taking a break from weed and start to smoke cigarettes more ?

What are the side effects of smoking weed and cigarettes but taking a break from weed and start to smoke cigarettes more ?

Respiratory/heart: Neither is good to use, so taking "a break" from both would have the side effect of better health. Smoking tobacco or weed creates the same dilemma for lung health -inhaling partially combusted botanical material laced with chemicals. Equally, cardiovascular health is compromised by using either. Infections occur more frequently in smokers too. So quit both & try not to rationalize their use. ...Read more

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Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Heart attack: and heart disease is a potential risk. the latest randomized control studies showed the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people. The comorbid conditions are obesity, sedentarism, high cholesterol blood pressure. Obviously, marijuana like many other drugs is the drug has side effects. ...Read more

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Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Are there any serious side effects to smoking weed for the first time?

Potentially: Although cannabis is well tolerated by many, it can have disatrous impacts on others. Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Might there be any serious side effects for smoking weed the first time?

Might there be any serious side effects for smoking weed the first time?

Addiction.: You could easily become addicted,,and then move on to harder drugs and create a lifetime problem for yourself. Don't start down this destructive path. ...Read more

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After 5-10 years smoking weed, do you still get the effects of being high?

Still high: Usually marijuana continues to produce its psychic and behavioral effects even after years of use. There is a tissue reservoir of the active components, so regular users may get 'high' sooner when smoking pot than new or casual users. ...Read more

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What would be the most common immediate effects after smoking weed?

What would be the most common immediate effects after smoking weed?

Cannabis: Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. Anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving may also occur. It is dangerous. ...Read more

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Im 16 and have been smoking weed for 3 years. I have not noticed any bad effects but have stopped. Could i have caused long term damage?

Unknown: There is an association between heavy marijuana use and the development of schizophrenia, but in your case there are too many unknowns to say one way or the other as schizophrenia, in general, is not common before the age of young adulthood. Good that you have stopped and time alone will tell. More than likely you will be OK. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the negative effects on smoking weed if you have ulcerated colitis?

Doctors, what are the negative effects on smoking weed if you have ulcerated colitis?

None known: There are no rigorously defined negative benefits to smoking cannabis as it related to your ulcerative colitis. However, many people who smoke cannabis tend to smoke nicotine and this is ill-advised in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

Interaction: Doxycycline and cannabinoids drug-drug interaction profile is poorly documented in the medical literature. Metabolism of both medications occurs in the liver by the same enzyme, which implies a possible interaction. Cannabis smoking is associated with acne according to this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25413494 ...Read more