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Is It True That Marijuana Can Cause Gynecomastia
Yes and More: Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Male breast enlargement is also known as Enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more
Maybe indirectly: Smoking marijuana can lead to food cravings in some people. Getting "the munchies" (food cravings) from the marijuana itself or from peer pressure (listening to other smokers who talk about their munchies) can lead to eating more chips, fries, pizza, ice cream, etc..., which can lead to increased LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol that builds plaques to from blockages in arteries). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you have a: Personal or family history of psychosis, then this can indeed occur. I tell all of my patients with a history of psychosis or a family history of psychosis that they should never ever use marijuana. It is an absolute contraindication to the use of this "herbal remedy". Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. ...Read more
No: Although it was often said that marijuana was not associated with tolerance and dependence the evidence is now pretty clear that it can be associated with addiction. The risk is probably less than many other drugs of abuse, but it is certainly not free of risk. And some people find withdrawing from marijuana to be extremely hard. ...Read more
Maybe: The effects, if any, are not nearly so severe as the loss of the fine neuronal structure in chronic heavy drinkers that causes their well-known personality deterioration. I have no use for either -- life's too rich to be goofy or self-absorbed. But studies that show heavy weed-smokers to be less achievement-oriented hardly prove cause & effect, and measures of thinking ability seem mostly intact. ...Read more
Is it true that there is a fungus that can grow in marijuana that has caused someone to have part of their lung removed?
Yes, however...: Until researching this i did not know that Protonix can indeed cause a false positive for thc, the chemical tested in marijuana drug screens. However, if you are taking protonix, tell those administering the test first & they can perform further tests to distinguish thc from protonix. If you test positive, saying you used Protonix will not work unless they actually detect its metabolites in you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that ibuprofen can cause a false positive for marijuana on a drug test using a hair sample?
Hair Test for Canni: No. The test is very specific for cannibis. ...Read more
Can medical marijuana cause a heart attack for someone with hyperthyroidism? Someone randomly told me it can cause a "hormone dump" is this true?
Don't know: A suddenly release of T3, thereby causing tachycardia and potentially serious enough to result in a heart attack: this is not a known side effect of marijuana. On the other hand, what you may be getting in your marijuana is unlikely to have been subjected to rigorous regulatory procedure, scientific or legal. So you takes your chances. ...Read more
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