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Would marijuana use cause mild Lvh?

Would marijuana use cause mild Lvh?

Maybe.: Of 1,011 people who had side-effects from the use of Marijuana, 7 have LVH, about 0.69 % of 36,940 people found in a report on eHealth, mostly males. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more


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How many doctors agreed with marijuana use?

How many doctors agreed with marijuana use?

In what survey?: I don't know there has been a good recent study surveying current physicians regarding marijuana use. You also need to specify whether you are talking about recreational use or medicinal use. There certainly are circumstances where it can be useful medically. But I've and all doctors have also seen the down side of its use, including addiction, lung disease and stepping stone to stronger drugs. ...Read more

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Miscarriages related to excessive marijuana use?

No Connection: There are no data suggesting a relationship between miscarriage and marijuana use. My concern is your question about 'excessive use' that would always be unwise for someone preparing for the responsibilities of parenthood. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of marijuana use?

What are the long-term effects of marijuana use?

Marijuana: Long-term effects are dependence, effects on intelligence, memory & respiratory functions. There is also association with psychoses, depersonalization & depression. ...Read more

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My son hears voices while trying to quit marijuana use?

My son hears voices while trying to quit marijuana use?

Pot affects the mind: Marijuana's main psychoactive drug is thc.In most it acts to stimulate or inhibit several different areas of the brain, receptors; typically leads to inc appetite, relaxation, stimulation, depression, hallucinations, pain control, psychosis. 10 million regular users; @10% have predisposing genetic/personality: will be addict 1 or more drugs; bad effects on lung and from impurities. Roulette. ...Read more

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Does long term marijuana use negatively affect seratonin levels?

Yes: The literature seems to indicate that more than occasional use of marijuana decreases seratonin levels. ...Read more

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How long should you still feel side effects from first time marijuana use?

Usually Hours: Single or first time marijuana use usually produces effects that wear off with some number hours. Prolonged effects lasting for days would indicate the need for immediate evaluation due to other possible causes. ...Read more

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Would occasional marijuana use cause health problems just like tobacco would?

Would occasional marijuana use cause health problems just like tobacco would?

Much safer but...: Tobacco use dramatically increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, strokes & chronic lung disease. Marijuana hasn't been proven to increase risk of these (except regular use can increase lung disease) & in general is far safer than tobacco. However, regular use before age 18 is associated with long-term lowered IQ so I advise extreme caution re: use in adolescence. See http://bit.ly/STxBwe ...Read more

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Is there anything that can negate the effects of his marijuana use on conception?

No: The hypospermia, dysspermia and hypotestosteronism from mj may or may not be reversible. Nothing will mitigate it while using. May or may not improve on cessation of cannabis. See http://www.Health.Gov.Au/internet/main/publishing.Nsf/content/health-pubs-drug-cannab2-ch65.Htm. ...Read more

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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