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What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

What are your thoughts on medicinal marijuana use and use of prescription marijuana pills?

Very different: Marijuana is not a medication; it is not standardized in dose and has not been subjected to rigorous testing as with any medication. "marijuana pills", by which i assume you mean thc or marinol, may have medical uses, and it is standardized in dose and has been subjected to rigorous testing. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis is a common disease affecting the walls of arteries. Commonly described as "clogged" blood vessels, it can cause heart attack or stroke even without severe blockages: e.g., if blood clots form on plaques. High levels of LDL cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, & aging can all contribute to atherosclerosis, but prevention is possible ...Read more


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I've had 3 retinal detachment surgeries in the past year and regularly use cannabis. Could cannabis use and its IOP lowering effects also cause PVD?

I've had 3 retinal detachment surgeries in the past year and regularly use cannabis. Could cannabis use and its IOP lowering effects also cause PVD?

Not from cannabis: The posterior vitreous detachment would be related to the retinal detachment surgery in the same eye. If the PVD is in the other eye it may be related to myopia. High myopia is associated with retinal detachment and PVD. I stongly suggest you be examined by your ophthalmologist to rule out a PVD related retinal tear. None of this is related to cannabis use. ...Read more

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Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?

Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?

Alcohol is toxic and: potentially damages everything it touches, including hearts, but also livers, kidneys, bladders, etc. Cocaine amps up everything (its a speed), plus is also toxic, so yes, it can damage tissue, too. Heroin fills up opiate receptors and in effect, turns a lot of functions off. Whenever you have tissue damage, you are likely to get inflammation, which is one cause of arterial plaque. ...Read more

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Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

Will smoking marijuana while using nexplanon cause the same risks as smoking cigarettes? (Risk of blood clots)

NO, however...: Smoking cigarettes increases risk of blood clots as does taking Nexplanon & those who use Nexplanon while smoking have unacceptable risks of blood clots. Smoking marijuana is not known to have the same increased risk of blood clots as smoking tobacco, though there is preliminary evidence that regular marijuana use may somewhat increase risk of blood clots, so to be safe I would avoid regular use. ...Read more

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How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

No surprise: Are you surprised if i say they all affect reproductive health in a bad way. Mild or even moderate alcohol use may have a negligible effect, but tobacco and marijuana are definitely harmful: the more you use, the worse the problem. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of smoking weed and cigarettes but taking a break from weed and start to smoke cigarettes more ?

What are the side effects of smoking weed and cigarettes but taking a break from weed and start to smoke cigarettes more ?

Respiratory/heart: Neither is good to use, so taking "a break" from both would have the side effect of better health. Smoking tobacco or weed creates the same dilemma for lung health -inhaling partially combusted botanical material laced with chemicals. Equally, cardiovascular health is compromised by using either. Infections occur more frequently in smokers too. So quit both & try not to rationalize their use. ...Read more

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Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Effects of smoking weed with heart disease?

Heart attack: and heart disease is a potential risk. the latest randomized control studies showed the growing risk of marijuana-associated adverse cardiovascular effects, especially in young people. The comorbid conditions are obesity, sedentarism, high cholesterol blood pressure. Obviously, marijuana like many other drugs is the drug has side effects. ...Read more

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Does using medical marijuana (its legal in my state) help hypertension, as edibles, not smoking it?

Does using medical marijuana (its legal in my state) help hypertension, as edibles, not smoking it?

Doesn't qualify: Hypertension is not a qualifying medical condition for medical marijuna in colorado. Here is the site: http://www.Coloradomedicalmarijuana.Com/qualifying-conditions.Htm. ...Read more

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Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

Is alcohol and smoking on HRT safe?

Smoking and HRT.: Smoking and HRT are very bad together, greatly increasing the risks of cardiovascular side effects, like blood clots and strokes. Alcohol in large quantities, both primarily and secondarily, can have some estrogenic effects which could impact those also taking HRT, too. Smoking is dangerous enough just by itself. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of smoking hemp oil (not cannabis)?

What are the health effects of smoking hemp oil (not cannabis)?

Hard to say: There have been a number of recent reviews of potential effects from the higher levels of cannabidiol (not THC) in hemp oils, and how they might have anti-tumor effects, anti-convulsant effects particularly in some refractory childhood forms of epilepsy, as well as effects for treatment of neuropathic pain and muscle spasm. However as with THC there is uncertainty in dosing, purity, other issues. ...Read more

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Is smoking organic marijuana as dangerous as smoking tobacco on the pancreas? Vapor a better choice?

Is smoking organic marijuana as dangerous as smoking tobacco on the pancreas? Vapor a better choice?

Why pancreas concern: I'd worry much more about my lungs, heart and brain if I was smoking anything because these are what are likely to go first and kill or impair you than your pancreas not working well will. And no, vapor is not a better choice. ...Read more

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Will marijuana use, using a vaporizer (no smoke or combustion) affect pancreas, liver or kidney. I under tobacco smoke does, even marijuana smoke. But vaporizing eliminates all toxins. ?

Will marijuana use, using a vaporizer (no smoke or combustion) affect pancreas, liver or kidney. I under tobacco smoke does, even marijuana smoke. But vaporizing eliminates all toxins. ?

No.: Vaporizing merely eliminates smoke . A marijuana joint burns up to 2, 012 degrees fahrenheit (1.100 degree c) and in the process creates many harmful carcinogens. Smoke is the prime cause of lung cancer and other respiratory disorders but it doesn't eliminate all toxins. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to combine the use of electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement pills?

How dangerous is it to combine the use of electronic cigarettes and nicotine replacement pills?

Quit smoking: You should be fine. There is not much if anything more dangerous to your health than smoking. It is safer to put a person under anesthesia for a week than it is to smoke for a year. ...Read more

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Does regular marijuana use lower the effectiveness of citalopram?

Does regular marijuana use lower the effectiveness of citalopram?

Makes u depressed: Heavvy marijuana use makes you depressed. This drug actively works to counteract the effectiveness of citalopram. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Age: First of all it is illegal to make alcohol accessible for anyone under 21 I think the reason for that law is that teenagers are already very impulsive and alcohol potentiates that leading to poor judgement. Teenagers also are less likely to know their limits which depend on wt and metabolism. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more