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Doctor insights on: Smoking Weed Lowers Potassium Levels

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My carbon dioxide level is 29. No smoking/asthma. Should I be worried? Potassium was a 3.3 and calcium was a 10.1 due to diuretic. What do I do?

My carbon dioxide level is 29. No smoking/asthma. Should I be worried? Potassium was a 3.3 and calcium was a 10.1 due to diuretic. What do I do?

See below: Elevated CO2 (aka metabolic alkalosis) also most likely related to your diuretic and, as an isolated abnormality, is nothing to be overly concerned about. Low potassium and high calcium, glucose, uric acid, and CO2 are amongst the most common side effects and lab abnormalities to occur due to diuretic therapy. You should discuss these results with your MD along with potassium supplementation. ...Read more

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Potassium (Definition)

Potassium is an essential electrolyte, important in the functioning of many organs including the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Deficiency can be caused by diseases such as kidney failure, vomiting, and diarrhea, or by ...Read more


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Does smoking weed raise ck levels?

Does smoking weed raise ck levels?

Probably not: Ck is a muscle enzyme and when elevated we look for any type of muscle injury. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed raise your testosterone levels?

Can smoking weed raise your testosterone levels?

No, maybe lower: No it can't. There are some limited studies, however, that show it can lower testosterone levels -- but alcohol and tobacco are worse. ...Read more

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Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

Will smoking weed while taking doxycycline for acne decrease it's effects?

Interaction: Doxycycline and cannabinoids drug-drug interaction profile is poorly documented in the medical literature. Metabolism of both medications occurs in the liver by the same enzyme, which implies a possible interaction.

Cannabis smoking is associated with acne according to this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25413494 ...Read more

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Could smoking weed decrease the blood flow to the blood vessels in my feet?

Could smoking weed decrease the blood flow to the blood vessels in my feet?

Probably not: But this is what it can do to you:

http://www.Webmd.Com/mental-health/marijuana-use-and-its-effects. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for you?

Is smoking weed bad for you?

Yes: Smoking (inhaling smoke, which is full of lung irritants and cancer-causing chemicals) of any kind is unhealthy. Weed is illegal under U.S. Law, so one can be thrown in jail and/or convicted of a crime. Having a conviction has bad side effects, such as problems getting a new job or the inability to enter canada for a vacation. Jail has its own dangers such as getting beat up or sexually assaulted. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed better for you?

Is smoking weed better for you?

Better than what?: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Could quitting from smoking weed is hard?

Could quitting from smoking weed is hard?

Depends: There is a mild to moderate withdrawal from cannabis that heavy, regular smokers may get. In addition, people who are using marijuana to control anxiety may feel more anxiety when they stop. It is self-limited and will go away. If you have persistent problems, see your doctor to talk about alternatives, from various kinds of psychotherapies to use of other medications which may help (buspar). ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of smoking weed?

Pro's - it is: Beneficial in the treatment of some specific medical conditions. Con's - 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 more

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Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

Is smoking weed considered that bad for you?

It depends: If you have bipolar mood disorder or schizophrenia, marijuana can aggravate those illnesses. Children and early adolescents often are unsettled by the drug's psychological and behavioral effects. Otherwise, the major risks in healthy adults are lung problems and loss of energy and motivation in very heavy users. Some data suggest lower sperm count and weight gain, but usually not enough to notice. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of smoking weed?

What are the health effects of smoking weed?

Depends on who you: talk to. Health benefits that are touted are anti-nausea effect and increased appetite, leading to use of both marijuana and THC-containing medication (Marinol) for patients undergoing cancer treatment, or with HIV or hepatitis. It also lowers intraocular pressure in some cases of glaucoma. It may reduce neuropathic pain and certain kinds of seizures. SE's include bronchitis, sedation, anxiety. ...Read more

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What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

What are the effects of smoking weed while on medications?

Variable: Weed itself varies. What you got before may be different from now. Also, individuals have varying sensitivities. But there may be a synergistic effect of intoxication: they get too strong. But there is also the metabolism: weed has some metabolic pathways that may be the same as your meds, thereby making weed and your meds either weaker or stronger. Unpredictable, and therefore unwise. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of smoking weed?

Many negatives: Since I am a fertility doctor, i will only answer with regards to my specialty. Smoking marijuana will dramaticallyl lower sperm count and function. It may have an impact on the health of the pregnancy (even if only the husband smokes). ...Read more

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Fear of stopping smoking weed why?

You will need to: Explore this one yourself. Anything i said would be a guess. Are you addicted? ...Read more

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Is it okay to be smoking weed if someone has had concussions?

Is it okay to be smoking weed if someone has had concussions?

NO. No way. No how!!: Do not alter mental status further if someone has just suffered a head injury. ...Read more

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Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?

More downside...: More downside than upside such as lung disease. No evidence that marijuana helps either of those, and any smoking is bad for diseases that involve blood flow. Weed lowers eye pressure in glaucoma, but not for enough time to be effective. Other treatments work better. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad for health?

Is smoking weed bad for health?

LUNGS: Deeply inhaling from a joint or a bong can most certainly affect the lungs. Plus, can you trust your supplier; what else is in there? ...Read more

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What is wrong with smoking weed?

What is wrong with smoking weed?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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What is wrong with smoking weed?

What is wrong with smoking weed?

Gateway drug.: We generally consider marijuana a gateway drug. Relatively inexpensive, easy to find, societally pervasive and quite addictive. Leads people to seek out more hardcore drugs later on. Bad path to start going down. ...Read more

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What is the downside to smoking weed?

What is the downside to smoking weed?

Just not worth risk: Secret: dealers lace weed w/ other drugs to get you hooked fast & hard. When I was in the ER, Philly had the deadliest weed in the country because it was always laced w/ high levels of fentanyl so people were OD'ing on opiates, not THC. I had another unfortunate patient who had the *worst* trip of her life because hers was laced w/ LSD. Here's the deal: real friends don't give/distribute drugs. ...Read more

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What are the downsides of smoking weed?

Marijuana: An issue fraught with difficulty. There's not been hard science done. That is we don't know a lot of things. Most importantly although state laws change some places federal law has not changed this should be worrisome for anyone that thinks that they are using it legally.

Cons are it does have serious psychological effects for some people and it is really no better than smoking as far as lungs. ...Read more

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What are the downsides to smoking weed?

What are the downsides to smoking weed?

Just some of them: 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. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Can i get pneunmonia from smoking weed?

No: Very heavy use of marijuana, like very heavy use of tobacco, may increase the chance of bronchitis, which in some cases can lead to pneumonia, but even this would be very unusual. If you also smoke cigarettes, those are far more likely to open you up to lung infections than does marijuana. Consider pneumovax, h. Flu vaccine and influenza vaccines as well. ...Read more

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Are there any benefits for smoking weed?

Are there any benefits for smoking weed?

Depends...: Marijuana can help nausea associated with cancer treatment. Many people feel a sense of calm and there can be pain relief. However, it is a risk factor for developing psychosis and it takes away your motivation to engage in tasks needed to maintain a healthy life. It is thought to be a "gateway drug" that leads to use of other drugs of addiction and dependence.The risks outweigh the benefits ! ...Read more

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What risks are associated with smoking weed?

Many: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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What are the consequence of smoking weed at 60?

What are the consequence of smoking weed at 60?

Worsened cognition: It has enough interference with concentration and memory that it could make functioning all that more difficult down the road. Furthermore, there is an association of pot with mood and anxiety disorder development, so make sure that there is no family history of that or the risk is higher. ...Read more

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Is smoking weed bad or another dumb boomer thing?

Is smoking weed bad or another dumb boomer thing?

Addiction= disease: Smoking weed may be harmful in a number of ways. It is neither bad nor dumb. Mutual support may be useful. Consider marijuana anonymous. ...Read more

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How to know if i got pneunmonia from smoking weed?

How to know if i got pneunmonia from smoking weed?

Ask your physician: If cannabis was a contributing factor to development of pneumonia. Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged ; deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis >. ...Read more

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