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I want to know about how to quot weed and how to handle withdrawl symptoms of smoking weed? Hope u could suggest something which helps?

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Does smoking stunt height i have been smoking for 4 months aand im 16 does this means i stunned my height ? how to recover if so

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Sir I am smoking weed for 3 years now I have flatulence and belching problem and now I smoke weed I feel unconscious and feel my blood move to fast in my abdominal region can u explain does it sign of colon cancer or something else

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Can i smoke weed once a week if i have alcoholic fatty liver and mild fatty pancreas and sore throat?

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I smoke 1 weed joint every day and eats food and drinks water a lot.So how will smoking affect my healt.

Asked for Male, 24 Years 1821 Views v

Since last 3 years my height is stunted at 5″2′ and now I am 18, my parent’s height average is 4″9′. What to do? How much growth is possible?

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I am a 15 year old and have been advised to not do pushups as they stunt height growth. Is this true or is it just a myth?

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I had massive panic attack tomorrow after smoking weed,my heart was paining and bp was high, not able to breath, vomited and was feeling complete dizzy, it was for 3-4 hrs but now also I having some of it, though intensity is less.my cardiac markers are normal , ecg is normal , but should I do know, once I smoked earlier also same thing happened

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I am 19 now and my over all Growth is stunted and i think this is not some think related to genetics beacuse my parents are tall enough and is there any chance to increase in height after 19 . I did’nt have enough facial hair

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Hello doctor tomorrow at night I smoked weed , after that I started having severe chest pain fainting and vomiting and difficulty in breathing plus squeezing feeling at left chest.i tried to sleep but it got worse, I went to hospital emergency bp was 150/80 plus pulse was 138 , they gave fluids and paracetamol injection but I was feeling same, my c

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I am 16 and I was extremely overweight and have dieted for an extremely long time with a 500 to 1000 calorie deficit now I am 19% body fat 82kgs and I intend to calorie diet further to 14% however I have realised that the growth of my penis might be affected through this and was wondering if this could potentially be true. I am satisfied with the l

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I am Amit(40 yrs, asthmatic) , I was addict to alcohol for 15 yrs, In 2016 i left alcohol completely but I started smoking weed. Its been 2 years now and what i observed and felt is that i didn’t take my inhaler(Foracart) from 6 months, I think weed somehow helped me in my asthma. But the problem now is that i also want to quit smoking weed. So, I

Asked for Male, 40 Years 105 Views v

I had shaved my head and after shaving i used to wear cap i think thats why my hair growth is became slow . Give some suggestion plzz..

Asked for Male, 15 Years 44 Views v

I have not been able to grow taller in the last 3-4 years. I am worried with my height. I would like a professional opinion whether further height growth is a possible at my age

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I want to know that can I smoke weed few times as I am suffering with latent tb. Its been a month that I left smoking.

Asked for Male, 26 Years 461 Views v

I am currently 15 years old and 5″8 in height. I have just started doing 7.5 kg dumbells. Will it stunt my growth or it is just a myth? Please respond as soon as possible. Thank you!

Asked for Male, 15 Years 80 Views v

I belong to a tall family still my height is short, also my limbs are shorter in proportion to my height. May be due to some unusual reasons didn’t grow. I wanted to know what I can do to achieve full growth. I want to give a last trail. Even few inches will be helpful.

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I noticed rapid growth in me only I was 15-16 and ever then, I’ve not noticed any sort of height increase. I’m currently 20yrs and it seems my growth plates are blocked. Will I ever grow again?

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I’m 20 year old male and since I was 17 I haven’t grown in height. I’m 5 feet 4 inches in height and have never done any addiction to cease the tiny growth. I am below average at athletics and both my parents are below my height. What kind of stretch or workout regime should I follow

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My friend just got vaccinated with MMR and meningococcal and she wanted to know if she could smoke weed the next day. If not, then after how many days should she smoke weed? She is also going to get vaccinated for varicella, tdap and hepatitis B. Should she be extra careful for smoking weed after any of these vaccinations?

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I’ve smoked weed from being a teenager until I gave up all smoking when it was picked up that I had a heart murmur and had to have a mechanical mitral valve replacement surgery a year ago.I stopped the previous year.I really miss smoking and want to start again,however I can’t find any professional advice on the risks.I did not have anything wrong

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Hello Doc, Got introduced to marijuana by a friend when i was 16. I smoked, chewed and drank it with tea. About a week later i got so high that it took me days to come back to myself. Couple of days later went high again without smoking. I’ve read online that weed gets out of your system after a couple of weeks but i developed BP problems and have

Asked for Male, 28 Years 62 Views v

I smoked weed not feeling sleepy .kind of drowsy .consulted a doctor he gave me sleeping pills.After trying sleep pills also not feeling good

Asked for Male, 20 Years 49 Views v

After I smoked weed ,I experienced a lot of depression and side effects.and I am not feeling sleepy since 2 days.when I am trying to sleep small pain is going on inside my head.

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I underwent major cardiac arrest on Nov 16 and stunt placed. Issue some times I feel slight pain in heart I could not quit smoking take 3 sticks a day Age 37 Please advise

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Can smoking weed/marijuhuana twice a week cause excessive hairfall. PS-not an addict.

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What happens if one takes weed for smoking and eat sweets at that time? What is long term effect of weed ,if someone took it only once?

Asked for Male, 28 Years 1744 Views v

I smoke one joint every night, and I smoke a lot of weed in my free time, to check if m addicted I took a break & went to hometown for a week but didnt feel desire, I go to work on time, complete my targets before deadline, but as soon as I come back to my room I have desire of smoking weed, does it lead to cancer?

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I stopped weed before 10 days from now for how much time I have to bare symptoms which are headache fever and my mouth goes dry all time and I am seeing weed withdrawel symptoms from last 3-4 days. Is there any medicine for my mouth goes dry all the time? I feel very bad all time about my mouth Try to help me

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Heavy Pot Smoking Linked With Stunted Growth

— Study adds to evidence for developmental abnormalities with teen marijuana use

by Jeff Minerd, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today May 20, 2015

This article is a collaboration between MedPage Today and:

Boys who smoked marijuana heavily were significantly smaller than their peers by the end of their adolescent growth phase, according to a study conducted in Pakistan.

Study participants who were described as “marijuana addicts” during boyhood were on average 4.6 inches shorter and 4 kg lighter at age 20 than nonsmokers, reported lead investigator Syed Shakeel Raza Rizvi, PhD, and colleagues at the PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, in a presentation at the European Congress of Endocrinology in Dublin.

The investigators compared height; weight; and levels of luteinizing hormone, testosterone, growth hormone, and cortisol in 220 marijuana-addicted and 217 nonpot-smoking boys.

Plasma concentrations of luteinizing hormone, testosterone, and cortisol were significantly higher in the marijuana addicted boys, but levels of growth hormone were significantly lower.

Chronic pot smoking may trigger a stress response that stimulates the onset of puberty but lowers growth hormone levels, the researchers suggested, on the basis of a separate set of laboratory experiments.

To determine the acute effect of smoking marijuana on cortisol levels, the researchers measured salivary cortisol in 10 “drug addict volunteers” of unstated age before, during, and after smoking a 0.25 g marijuana cigarette. “Acute administration of marijuana induced significant increases in the salivary concentrations of cortisol,” the researchers reported.

“The mechanism underlying the stimulation of reproductive function by marijuana in pubertal boys needs to be examined in detail. Furthermore, the suppressive effect of cortisol on growth directly through inhibition of growth at the cellular level by depletion of nutrients or indirectly through inhibition of growth hormone secretion needs to be further studied,” Rizvi said via email to MedPage Today.

“In addition, it is to be ascertained whether cortisol itself or some other factor like nutritional status is attributable to decline in growth rate in pubertal marijuana addicted boys. We are examining these aspects currently,” Rizvi said.

In the U.S., marijuana is the most popular drug among young people, with 11.7% of 8 th graders and 35.1% of 12 th graders reporting having used it within the past year, according to a 2014 survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).

More than 6% of 8th graders and 21% of 12th graders reported using marijuana within the past month, the survey found, and about 1% and 6% of 8th and 12th graders, respectively, said they used the drug daily.

No funding sources were reported for this study.

Dr. Rizvi reported no relevant financial relationships with industry.

European Congress of Endocrinology

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

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Study adds to evidence for developmental abnormalities with teen marijuana use