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Smoking Marijuana Branch Block
Maybe yes: Among the bad things smoking marijuana does to the heart and lungs are the quick rise in heart rate and blood pressure, the increased demand for oxygen by the contracting heart muscle, followed by vasodilation (blood vessels relax and dilate) with a drop in blood pressure as smoking mj continues; the abnormal rhythms in the upper heart, and maybe abnormal ventricular (lower heart) rhythms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More than 46 million, nearly 21% of adults in the United States, smoke, according to a 2010 report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Smoking rates remained constant from 2005 - 2009. Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of ...Read more
I have been smoking marijuana from past 10 yrs. Please tell how this will effect my present and future?
Harmful in long run: Yong men who smoke marijuana have double the risk of developing testicular cancer than those who never smoked weed.It can also cause problems with memory and learning difficulty among young people and depending on how many joints you smoke daily may cause decrease in lung function, if you smoke 1to3 joints a day it may not effect the lung functions, as long as you do not smoke cigarettes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is smoking on average about 2-3 blunts of marijuana everyday for the past 5 years have its consequences?
Yes: In addition to effects on motivation etc., a recent study by the british lung foundation found that just three cannabis joints a day cause the same damage as 20 cigarettes, and when cannabis and tobacco are smoked together, the effects are dramatically worse. They report that the tar from cannabis cigarettes contains 50% more cancer causing carcinogens than tobacco. ...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
Very bad risk: Risks include psychosis with hallucinations, agitation, and paranoia. Spice can increase heart rate and blood pressure -- & can reduce blood supply to the heart. In some cases it has caused heart attack. Synthetic marijuana contains unidentified herbal material sprayed with unquantified amounts of a substance that mimics thc. So, you don't know what you're getting. Can be highly addictive too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i build a tolerance to marijuana if i been smoking for 10yrs everday, or every other day (5days a week)?
Addiction & Toleranc: Yes. The very definition of the disease of addiction includes the fact of developing tolerance to a drug. As much as i get how harmless occasional use of marijuana may be medically, daily use for ten years puts you right in the realm of addiction and tells me it is time to get sober. At least for awhile. It is time for you to meet yourself sober and see who you are now. ...Read more
Mental Health risks: 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
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