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Is Cannabis Bad For The Lung
YES: Using marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, causes difficulty with thinking & problem solving, plus problems with learning/memory. In chronic users, marijuana's adverse impact on learning and memory can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off. So, someone who smokes marijuana every day may be functioning at a suboptimal intellectual level all the time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Hmmmm: Probably not as bad as having parents who smoke the marijuana around the infant, while they're supposed to be taking care of him/her. Relating with a baby -- sober -- helps him develop emotionally and intellectually. Very important to be clear yourself while parenting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The residue has toxins in it as well, and gets on walls, surfaces, clothing etc. This does not cause problems except if someone is "intimately" involved with touching those objects, children in particular. Some of these toxins can go through skin, and can still be breathed in. It also gets into neighboring apartments and other connected areas (hallways etc.) and is a public health risk to many. ...Read more
Yes: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
Is smoking cannabis (not tobacco) using an a vapouriser safer on lungs and respiratory system than smoking cannabis as a joint? Is it safe? Thanks.
See below: It will probably have fewer pulmonary consequences. Is it safe? It will still lead to cognitive impairment for 24 hrs after use, reduction of testosterone, withdrawal with regular use which may exacerbate depression and anxiety. What do you mean by safe? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decreased blood flow: Nicotine is a stimulating drug, and can cause blood vessels to constrict, or become smaller. When blood flow to the kidneys is reduced, people can sustain damage to the glomerulus, which is the filter of the kidney. Studies have shown that filtration is less effective in smokers due to decreased blood supply, and they tend to have higher levels of protein/albumin in their urine- like in diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IN my opinion yes: You will encounter different effects here about this on the internet. He is onethe physical effects of marijuana on the liver system www.Marijuana-syndromes.Com/marijuana-syndromes-physical-liver.Html? one of the first ways you can tell if unbalanced marijuana is affecting a person's liver system is if s/he starts feeling dizzy and having trouble walking when s/he is ... ...Read more
If medical marijuana is prescribed for treatment of a degenerative disease, is it legal and safe to smoke while breastfeeding? Via vapor/edibles.
Breastfeeding on Pot: Data indicate that active components of marijuana"pot" are excreted into breastmilk and concentrate in infants. Human and animal studies clearly suggest that early exposure to cannabis is not without risk, and that breastmilk cannabis exposure can produce long-term changes in behavior and mental health. See more at http://www.Infantrisk.Com/content/effects-marijuana-fetus-and-breastfeeding-infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stop smoking before: There is no miracle cure for smokers lung, but first thing to do to reverse changes in the lungs of smokers before irreversible changes take place is quit smoking.But if the disease has progressed to the stage of irreversibility than you have to live with it, called copd.The sooner you quit the better it is, but if one keeps smoking there is no hope of so called cure. ...Read more
Carcinoma, lung: Terminology includes, the type of cancer, degree of differentiation, organ of origin, e.g., types of lung cancer include: well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the lung; poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, of lung; small cell carcinoma of the lung etc. Standardized terminology is important to ensure fidelity of communications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes indeed: Double trouble. Tobacco is worse.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: However, if you smell cigarette smoke it means you are inhaling small quantities of it. This is second-hand smoke. Occasional inhalation of smoke does not likely cause problems in most people, although people with asthma or other respiratory conditions may be unusually sensitive to its effects. Regular inhalation of smoke however can cause increase in infection and even potentially cancer. ...Read more
I'm a non smoker who has worked in pubs for 16 years. Is it to late for the damage from passive smoking not to affect my health?
Maybe: Discussing the merits of medical marijuana, or the unfounded claims on which today's cannabis laws were based, isn't possible here. If you must do something to make yourself silly or relieve the tedium of life, you're much better off doing this than getting blotto/mean drunk, or using some of the very-dangerous stuff like heroin or cocaine or meth. ...Read more
Narrowing of the airways is the resultat of not taking medicine for asthma for several years. Does this narrowing show on ct?
Is the smell of unsmoked marijuana harmful to the brain? My cousin opened a bag of marijuana in my house and now it smells, is this harmful?
No - it's quite safe: I guess I'd not put my last dollar on it, but I'll bet that the smell of burning marijuana isn't either (as long as there's sufficient air to breathe). At this time, as long as no one tampered w/ it, the most dangerous aspect is the illegality still true in most localities. It was inconsiderate of your cousin to place you into that jeopardy if so. Relax. Ask that it not happen again if you agree. ...Read more