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Believe It Or Not, You Can Smoke Marijuana If You Have Asthma

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Believe It Or Not, You Can Smoke Marijuana If You Have Asthma

Research shows it actually helps.

 

In 1975, Dr. Donald Tashkin, a lung expert and medicine professor at UCLA, and his team put the highly contested notion, “you shouldn’t smoke cannabis if you have asthma” debate to rest; they studied the effects of smoked cannabis on eight subjects with “clinically stable” bronchial asthma, specifically monitoring the behavior of the specific airways. As a control, they administered placebo cannabis as well.

 

Bronchospasm, is the abrupt narrowing of the airway and the primary characteristic of asthma and bronchitis. Researchers induced bronchospasm on four different occasions: first, by the inhalation of methacholine, a synthetic choline that causes wheezing and shortness of breath; second, by exercise on an electric stationary bicycle or treadmill.

 

Naturally, methacholine and exercise caused decreases in airways. A 40-55 percent decrease was noted for the methacholine and a 30 to 39 percent decrease was noted for the heavy exercise.

 

Here’s where the experiment takes off: After the methacholine-induced bronchospasm, patients were given the placebo cannabis, which produced little to no changes in the behavior of the airway. However, the cannabis with 2 percent THC (the chemical that results in some type of high) immediately corrected the bronchospasm and resulting hyperinflation.....

 

 

https://thefreshtoast.com/cannabis/smoke-marijuana-if-you-have-asthma/


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Good to know, hubby has asthma and we were wondering if it would help him. Now to get him to try it, he unlike me doesn't like the high.

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