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What the Doctors wants you to know about Marijuana and COVID-19 [message #339] Sat, 25 April 2020 08:31 Go to next message
Gracia is currently offline  Gracia
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People are looking for a way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 complications around the globe by protecting their health.
Having damaged lungs is one of the main risk factors for complications; health experts discouraged smoking of any kind.
Many people use cannabis products for both medical and recreational purposes since it becomes legal in some parts of the United States. Some who smoke or inhale marijuana are wondering if it's safer to switch to alternatives, to protect their lungs and immune system, such as "edibles."
Does Cannabis have a beneficial effect that helps anxiety?
There is a significant concern about the mental health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. With additional physical, social isolation from strict lockdowns to economic stressors, there is strong evidence that people are looking for ways to curb their anxiety.
After WHO declared a global pandemic, a recent study showed that prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications, anti-insomnia, and anti-depressants increased rapidly. Also, the intake of alcohol and alcohol sales have increased during this time.
It's comprehensible that people may be using more Cannabis these days at home. Once we found out the numbers, we will compile for data on that.
According to NAS's suggestion, cannabis products that people are comfortable and familiar with, maybe reasonable in moderation. Equally, it's safer than alcohol and other psychoactive substances people should be aware; however, long term use may increase the risk for developing a social anxiety disorder, or you may get a more likely report thought of suicide.
It's also essential that you should reach out to a professional for help if you are using Cannabis to "self-medicate" for anxiety.
How does Cannabis affect the immune system?
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is very imperative to maintaining a healthy immune system. The report came into evidence around the effect of Cannabis on the immune system and the susceptibility to viral infections.
It is an essential area of study right now. In most severe cases of COVID-19, there seems to be large production of this CYTOKINES, equally known as "CYTOKINE STORM," which causes the body to attack its cells or tissues, instead of fighting the virus off.
However, it's imperative to be aware of this because the immune system makes up of cells and chemical signalers, which interact through a problematic interplay. So it's challenging to say where
Re: What the Doctors wants you to know about Marijuana and COVID-19 [message #858 is a reply to message #339] Thu, 21 May 2020 21:28 Go to previous message
Dexter Jackson is currently offline  Dexter Jackson
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I think cannabis have a mixed effect on the human mind, some people reported that they feel relax after taking a few puffs of cannabis while others reported anger, anxiety, and depression.
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