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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It shouldn't: There are multiple types of heart block. These range from benign congenital blocks where there is no significant impact to heart function to blocks where a pacemaker is required. Even if you were one of the rare people who required a pacemaker - with modern pacemakers, normal heart function and the ability to perform your usual daily activities is the expected outcome. ...Read more
How and why does tobacco smoking negatively impact on the body and mental health of adolescents aged 12-18?
Addictive: Since many who start never stop, the younger they are the longer they'll be damaging all the cells in their body. Some cells are just not going to function as well w/ inflammation - some may begin a process toward malignancy. The circulatory system is also stressed. The clearest mental issues are the habit and any guilty feelings. It's expensive too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did recreational drugs (mdma, lsd, cocaine, marijuana) for a good 3-4 years during college. Will this affect my fertility? Will stopping recover it
Active drug : users cannot parent consistently, safely, or legally. Tobacco, excess alcohol, marijuana, cocaine & methamphetamine are a few of the drugs that impair fertility. Many impact the sperm; some, like marijuana & alcohol, also impact testosterone production. It can take up to a year in recovery for men to regain fertility from damaged sperm. See a urologist & an addiction medicine specialist. ...Read more
Is sex in the morning of a sports competition detrimental to athletic outcome? How long do physiological affects last?
No: That's an old practice based on the assumption that you lose your hunger to win after engaging in sex. While you may feel much more relaxed/less stressed after sex, your drive to be competitive is yours alone. Thus, only your preparation for competition is what will determine the athletic outcome. Good luck, and train hard! ...Read more
MARIJUANA: It is important to note marijuana is classified as a hallucinogenic. It changes your brain chemistry while it is active in your system. Also, one of the side effects of THC (the active ingredient) is paranoia. Studies on long-term use have indicated the possibility of changes in mental health with some individuals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I smoke marijuana in a bong all day with tobacco, but i don't smoke cigarettes. What's the best way to avoid withdrawal symptoms or improv health fast?
Less: Than if you smoked regularly. But, inhaled particulate matter causes airways to narrow, reducing the flow of oxygen to the alveoli (small air sacs) & producing scarring. Further, the inevitable slowing of oxygen uptake into the blood stream means that the ability to burn fuel for exercise (requiring oxygen) is compromised. Not good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The simplest answer : Is that most people who use marijuana become much less motivated. We can debate the long term effects of marijuana and other meds. This does not mean that one time use will cause school failure, but with regular use motivation drops. If your son is using, a consult with a counselor would be a good idea to help you and him to see what is the best way forward and other academic problems. ...Read more
How has my alcohol consumption affected my long term health if I drank beer in college and wine in 50s?
DEPENDS: Depends on how much alcohol consumption we are talking about. Remember that alcohol is alcohol so beer or wine only difference is the proof. So long term effects of excessive alcohol is on the liver which is the organ to metabolize the alcohol and the stomach alcohol can cause gastritis or ulcers. Also can impact the brain with atrophy and alcohol dementia. So remember all things in moderation! ...Read more
One use 2-3 days: Depends on how much smoking you were doing for how long, and while weight doesn't matter per se, since thc metabolites accumulate in fat, it does depend on how much fat there is. People who smoke marijuana regularly can stay positive for 3 weeks +, and I have seen some heavy regular smokers stay positive for 2 months. You can buy your own test kit at any pharmacy and see for yourself. ...Read more
Smoking weed will make you lazy and unmotivated! michel phelps smoked weed and won most number of olympic medals. What's your say doc?
Different strokes: For different folks. There are many successful people who have never used mind altering drugs, and many who have. These are individual decisions which are made every day. Best to weigh risks and benefits before making changes. Doubt that mr. Phelps was smoking anywhere close (physically and temporally) to the olympics. ...Read more
Depends: How strong is the ''smoke'' and how confined is the space. As I have not seen any studies clearly demonstrating the long term effects, i would enjoy information from practitioners closer to this. W ill this be the next national cocktail, legalized, providing legal jobs and desperately needed health tax. (i don, t use it.). ...Read more
Stop smoking: Come on now! you knew the answer, didn't you? The most unhealthy and damaging habit in the world. I didn't say it was easy to stop, because you are likely an addict to nicotine. But stop you must. Doctors can help here. There are many ways to help. Stop smoking. The first is the will and desire to do so. ...Read more
Some sxs: This is being answered by a psychiatrist. 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
How much impact would secondhand marijuana smoke have on small children? Any different from cigarette smoke?
Lots: Secondhand mj smoke implies that an adult is smoking in the same area as a child. Besides the obvious impact of smoke inhalation, there is the facet of tacit acceptance of illegal activities to an impressionable child. The biggest impact then would be abuse of the child. Look at it this way, would you shoot up heroin in front of a child? ...Read more
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