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Marijuana Dilated Myopathy
I am wondering does marijuana cause impotence or ED. I used from age 18-21. I am 27 and I still get hard/good erections and haven't smoked for 6 years?
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Myopathy = muscle: weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. OMIM.org lists 586 genetic defects that cause congenital myopathies. The many disorders that cause acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. History, family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy, genetic & other lab studies are needed for diagnosis. ...Read more
Myopathy = muscle: weakness & wasting from abnormal structure or metabolism of muscle cells. 586 specific genetic defects cause congenital myopathies. Causes of acquired myopathies are on clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/myopathy/. If personal & family history, physical & neurological exams, muscle biopsy & molecular genetic studies yield a diagnosis, your ? can be answered. ...Read more
Muscle disorder: Myopathy is a primary disorder of the muscle. Myopathies can be congenital, acquired (often autoimmune) and part of hereditary syndromes. These are typically diagnosed based on clinical presentation, genetic testing, and muscle biopsy and occasionally electrodiagnostic testing. ...Read more
Muscle degeneration: There are several types of progressive muscle degeneration. Duchenne muscular dystrophy is one of the better known. Other variants of muscular dystrophy are less severe. Spinal muscular atrophy results from loss of anterior horn cells in the spinal cord that causes progressive degeneration of the involved muscles with weakness. Toxic myopathy can occur including associated with steroid use. ...Read more
If you haven't yet: Listen to your wife. Get checked out. ...Read more
Addicting : Cannabis or mariguana can be helpful in a handful of right situations however it is addicting as it's active compund reiforces the pleasure center and Dopamine surge via cannbinoid system in the brain. Regular and increased used ddoes lead to addiction and withdrawal symptoms well defined now. It has been associated with testicular cancer, loss of cognitive ability in adolescents for starters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Myelopathy?: Cervical myelopathy means the symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord from stenosis or disc herniations. This can be reversible with intervention such as surgery. However, without treatment is typically does tend to progress with weakness, numbness, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not fatally: I have never seen a report of an overdose of marijuana causing death directly-- although many fatal car accidents are caused by marijuana. 'overdose'-- taking in a higher amount than planned-- can have other effects, like paranoia, sleepiness, impaired judgment.. But the effects go away when the thc wears off-- as long as nothing permanent happens from being impaired i.e. Fights or accidents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Federal Law: Laws regulating cannabis and other drugs date back to the late 1800's and early 1900's. Although many states have passed laws that attempt to eliminate criminal penalties for marijuana use, current federal law, the controlled substances act of 1970, still classifies cannabis as a schedule one drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marijuana and health: I would take the morality out of the question or the 'good' versus 'bad' with marijuana use. Like any substance the over use of this product can lead to intoxication, addiction, and other health or mental health concerns. But, the direct effect of cannabis on the human tissue is not unhealthy in and of itself. Cannabis can be a good appetite stimulant, an anti-inflammatory, and anxiolytic. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Cannabis: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herbal overdose?????: To my knowledge, and I am a marijuana prescribing physician in the state of hawaii, no one in history has ever overdosed, of died from the use of marijuana. Cannibus it is now legal in i believe 18 states nationally for medical conditions that vary state to state. Dispite its "black history" many patients nationally have found it helpful. We need to curb the opoid consumption in this country, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends : Cardiomyopathies can have a wide range of clinical course from very few symptoms for many years to very severe symptoms in a short time period. Most are progressive but may be very gradual. Medications are avfirstbline of treatment. For the most severe, cardiac transplantation is undertaken. ...Read more
Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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