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Marijuana Cause Cholesterol
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
No: Cannibus may lead to what is referred to as "the munchies." depending on how you deal with an increase in appetite, you could possibly be consuming foods that would increase you cholesterol.....But marijuana itself would not do that if inhaled. Some people prefer to extract thc from marijuana and infuse it into baked goods, oils, or butters. This could raise cholesterol indirectly. ...Read more
Modify diet, meds: Don't smoke marijuana. Drink water throughout your meals. Sometimes eating smaller meals of soft, low fiber and low fat foods can help. You can try mild exercise after eating. You may need a medicine like Reglan (metoclopramide) to help stimulate stomach contractions. If the gastroparesis is severe, then you may need to have a feeding tube to your intestine or electric gastric stimulator implanted. ...Read more
Very variable: Many people don't experience ANY psychoactive effects the first few times they may smoke marijuana, whereas others get extremely anxious to the point of panic attacks. The effects in teen-agers and young adults are different than those in adults, and I strongly discourage any use by younger people. It can reduce IQ, impair learning, promote psychotic events and literally damage younger brains. ...Read more
Brain function: MJ: Marijuana chronic used can cause some changes in cognition. The literature on this point is mixed and the use has to be frequent and heavy dose. It is psychologically addictive and unfortunately is illegal so you are in technical trouble obtaining it. Current supplies are very potent and you should monitor your response carefully and see if you can get off of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be anti-aging if: There is evidence that marijuana can have powerful anti-aging properties, esp, for the brain but also the skin, but many of those benefits might be counteracted by smoking it. Using it in oral preparations or via vaporizer will maximize its anti-aging benefits while minimizing toxins from burning it. See http://tinyurl.com/nnn2nv9 and http://tinyurl.com/ngfbsle ...Read more
I had a seizuire in october, now one yesturday.I was wondering if it is possible marijuana caused it, though i don't smoke everyday just here and there?
Doubtful: I have never seen a relationship between cannibas and seizure risk. Doesn't mean it couldn't occur but but would have to be in close proximity to the event. Get on some seizure meds for god sake if u have not yet. Topimax is a good one in that it appears to have an effect on reward systems like food consumption and alcohol intake; Lamotrigine is easily tolerated and can be good for mood, good lu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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