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Can I smoke marijuana with stomach ulcer?

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Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2012 in Peptic Ulcer
Question: Hello, can I smoke marihuana with stomach ulcer?
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Answered by Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar 2 hours later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Marijuana is likely to worsen your stomach ulcer problem. The reasons are:

1) Smoke is a gastric irritant and can induce or worsen ulcer formation.

2) Marijuana is known to have appetite-inducing properties. One of the associated effects of this is an increased acid production in the stomach, which can worsen stomach ulcers.

So, i you have an stomach ulcer problem, I would advise you to stop or cut down on smoking marijuana.

Wish you good health.

Regards,
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
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