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Mitral valve prolapse, efficacy of medical marijuana - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   My friend is considering smoking marijuana. She has MVP. What are the negatives and Positives
Doctor :   when was this diagnosed for her?
User :   2 years
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User :   Is it harmful? or is it okay for her to smoke. We arent going to be smoking over a gram
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is she on any medications now?
User :   no medications, no previous problems
User :   she is just living with the disorder
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marijuana is known to cause increased heart rate and anxiety
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so it is not advisable for people with heart disaese to use that
User :   So she shouldnt?
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yes she should avoid it, as it may lead to serious consequences
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which will require her to be on constant medications

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Marijuana can cause the heart beat to increase by 20 to 50 beats per minute and also cause low blood pressures
Doctor :   which will lead to hear attacks
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heart attacks
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and chest pains

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