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Is It Safe To Smoke Weed With A Lung Condition
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
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
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
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
Yes.: Smoking tobacco is damaging to the tissues of the lung even when the lungs are not 'contused'. When the lungs sustain an injury such as a contusion or an infection, smoking may make the healing process slow and less effective. Smoking cessation is perhaps the best thing that a smoker can do to improve his/her personal health. ...Read more
It is NEVER safe: to smoke cigarettes, with or without essential tremor. Essential tremor is unusual in someone your age. I am not aware of nicotine having any particular impact on tremor, one way or the other. You should be asking this of your neurologist, but considering that it is the number one preventible cause of death in the US (heart attacks, cancer, emphysema, bronchitis etc.) maybe you should be quitting. ...Read more
Unsusual delivery: If you crave opioid this is the most noneffective delivery method. It is instantaneous contact with the nose mucosa and the brain, but you need a lot because heating the liquid and inhaling the vapors loses a lot of active ingredient. Besides you have a lot of other compounds mixed with the hydrocodone, which will not make you high, but it will potentially harm you in a big way. ...Read more
Not really: Not advised. Smoked, vaporized, chewed...Best not to expose a developing brain to abnormal chemicals. ...Read more
Not usual: Alcohol does not generally have direct impact on pneumothorax per se. However, over all care may be impacted. If your pneumothorax is being treated, you may be on medications that should not mix with alcohol. If your pneumothorax is being observed for worsening or recurrence, you should not drink as may mask your symptoms. Discuss with your thoracic surgeon your case specifics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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