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Is smoking weed with asthma a bad thing?

Is smoking weed with asthma a bad thing?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

Is smoking weed bad for asthma?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy and bad for asthma patients. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Jail has its own dangers such as getting assaulted. However, if one's doctor has prescribed weed as a medical treatment, the risks and benefits will have to be compared. ...Read more

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Smoking weed with asthma, is this okay?

Smoking weed with asthma, is this okay?

Generally no: While weed doesn't cause as much problems with asthma as tobacco smoke, you really don't know what is in it, and any burned material being inhaled is not good for your longs. That being said, the active ingredients in pot, cannabadiol and thc, may have some bronchodilating properties. You don't know, however, whether the weed has been sprayed with insecticides etc etc. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Smoking weed with asthma, is this harmful?

Smoking weed with asthma, is this harmful?

Not sure: I am not too sure about the pharmacological effects on your asthma. However, the inhalation of smoke- whether tobacco or marijuana- can trigger asthma attacks. ...Read more

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Could I develop asthma from smoking weed also?

Could I develop asthma from smoking weed also?

Possibly: Technically speaking, asthma is usually an allergic condition. That is, the symptoms develop due to allergies to pollens, mold, etc. However, about 10-15% of asthmatics are non-allergic, and tobacco or marijuana smoke can both make such symptoms worse. The smoke from marijuana is typically non-filtered as well, making it particularly dangerous to the lungs. ...Read more

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Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

Expert opinion please: could smoking weed cause my asthma to act up?

It can: Inhaling smoke of any kind can be an irritant to the airways. People with asthma have hyper-responsive airways that undergo bronchospasm in response to many types of irritants. Besides causing damage to the lungs, smoking (be it tobacco or marijuana) can become a trigger for asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have brittle asthma how bad does smoking affect it ?

Amer Lung Assoc: Smoking is extremely harmful to your health and to the lungs. It is directly related to COPD, asthma exacerbation and the development of lung cancer. In addition, smoking affects the clearance mechanisms of the lung, and makes it more likely that you will have bronchitis. The American Lung Association has information regarding how to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Having bad chest pain on both sides of chest it hurts so bad i cry its under my breast I have asthma & just quit smoking(3 yrs) I have bad allergies?

Maybe but: I would consider other things 1st.& honestly if you are having such severe chest pain, which could be many things that are not serious..First go this am to your dr. To be checked just to be sure.When you call the office tell the secretary exactly what you said above & that you need appointment today.If they say they have "none" today insist on speaking to office manager..If you have no dr go to er. ...Read more