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      Understanding the harmful effects of marijuana use

      The physical health of marijuana

      If you understand the delicate nature of health when it is infringed with substances, you wouldn’t dare to fellowship with any drug of abuse. I appreciate that these substances can be very addictive and so you may not have control over them, but that does not free you from being a victim of all the sufferings from the effects of using the drugs. Drugs like marijuana are very harmful and addictive users of such drugs are at risk of contracting various health complications which will be discussing in this article as we progress into the discussion. But in the meantime, we need to have proper understanding of the harmful effects of marijuana use to human health and to the society in general. While speaking with expert at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury, we are able to make certain confirmations about the effects of this drug as follows. Doctor Akoury reports that the most immediate effect of taking marijuana will include rapid heartbeat, disorientation and lack of physical coordination often followed by depression or sleepiness. Doctor Akoury further says that the problem does not really end there with some users often suffering from panic attacks or anxiety. The scientific findings is not making the situation bearable with the revelation that the active ingredient in cannabis THC can actually remain in the body for weeks or even longer.

      Tobacco and marijuana smoke

      Marijuana smoke can be very cancerous because it contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances in relation to tobacco smoke. The experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center while carrying out a study about the same established that a single cannabis joint could cause as much damage to the lungs as up to five regular cigarettes smoked one after another. Long-time joint smokers often suffer from bronchitis, an inflammation of the respiratory tract. In fact this drug can have far reaching effects on an individual’s physical health. This is a cording to some recent studies which associated many years of marijuana use to severe brain abnormalities. These facts are actually backed by the earlier research findings on the long-term effects of marijuana which indicate the changes in the brain similar to those caused by long-term abuse of other major drugs. And besides that a number of studies have shown a connection between continued marijuana use and psychosis.

      The damages caused by marijuana have far reaching effects in our daily livelihood. Like for instance, this drug is capable of making alterations to the structure of sperm cells causing serious deformity in the cells. It is important to note that the quantity used is insignificant since even the very small amounts of marijuana can also cause temporary sterility in me. And besides that marijuana use can also upset a woman’s menstrual cycle. Studies show that the mental functions of people who have smoked a lot of marijuana tend to be reduced. The THC in cannabis disrupts nerve cells in the brain affecting memory.

      Cannabis is one of the few drugs which cause abnormal cell division which leads to severe hereditary defects. A pregnant woman who regularly smokes marijuana or hashish may give birth prematurely to an undersized, underweight baby. Over the last ten years, many children of marijuana users have been born with reduced initiative and lessened abilities to concentrate and pursue life goals. Studies also suggest that prenatal (before birth) use of the drug may result in birth defects, mental abnormalities and increased risk of leukemia in children.

      Short-term effects

      In the process of understanding the harmful effects of marijuana use in your life, you will most likely to be faced with the following short-term effects:

      • Increased heartbeat (and risk of heart attack)
      • Poor coordination of movement
      • Panic
      • Anxiety
      • Lowered reaction time
      • Sensory distortion
      • After an initial “up,” the user feels sleepy or depressed

      Understanding the harmful effects of marijuana use: Long-term effects of marijuana

      Likewise there will be those effects which will prolong to causing more health deterioration in several ways which may include the following:

      • Rapid destruction of lung fibers and lesions (injuries) to the brain could be permanent
      • Personality and mood changes
      • Reduced sexual capacity
      • Reduced resistance to common illnesses (colds, bronchitis, etc.)
      • Growth disorders
      • Increase of abnormally structured cells in the body
      • Reduction of male sex hormones
      • Apathy, drowsiness, lack of motivation
      • Inability to understand things clearly
      • Suppression of the immune system
      • Study difficulties: reduced ability to learn and retain information

      Seeking for professionalism in finding lasting solutions

      When it comes to drug addiction problem, the best you can do to better your health is to find lasting solutions to this problem. There are very many people providing treatment for all manner of addiction currently and so when making the choice, you must ensure that you do not make mistakes from the beginning. That is why doctor Dalal Akoury in her contribution to helping in the fight against this problem of addiction made an informed decision to create a medical center whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. It will also interest you to note that Dr. Akoury’s practice focuses primarily on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. Therefore if you or anyone you know is struggling with marijuana addiction or any other kind of addiction for that matter, then this is the place to begin from in your search for lasting solution to your addiction problem by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Akoury today for the commencement of your recovery journey today. Remember that your health is the most valuable asset you have and you can’t afford to buy time with it. Take that bold step now and free yourself from the bondage of addiction for life.

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