Weed (marijuana) is a mixture of the Cannabis sativa plant’s shredded leaves, stems and flower buds. You can smoke, eat, vaporize, brew and even take marijuana topically, but most individuals smoke it.
Today, for leisure reasons, thousands of young people smoke marijuana. Although it has been shown that this herb has a number of health advantages, it also has some adverse impacts that can cause body harm.
Weed is addictive and, like cigarette smokers, most people who smoke it find it difficult to quit.
Here are five ways smoking weed damages your body:
1. Destroys Your Brain Cells
Weed was discovered to destroy cells of the brain. It reduces the brain’s cognitive function while also increasing the danger of psychosis involving hallucinations, delusions, and loss of self-identity. Generally speaking, smoking marijuana may cause brain disorders that cause slow thinking and incapacity to remember things from the past, i.e. memory loss.
2. Harmful To Your Heart
Marijuana makes the job of your heart more difficult. The heart normally beats 50 to 70 times a minute. But after the consequences of marijuana kicks in, this can jump to 70 to 120 beats or more per minute for 3 hours. The addition of strain plus tar and other pot chemicals may increase your opportunity of heart attack or stroke. If you are older, or if you already have heart problems, the risk is even greater.
3. Messes With Your Balance
The active substance TetraHydroCannabinol (THC) discovered in cannabis messes with brain fields known as cerebellum and basal ganglia. These brain regions are accountable for balancing, posture, coordination, and reaction time regulation. This has an impact on how you walk and talk. In addition, one may not be able to ride steadily.
4. Harmful To Your Lungs
Weed smoke can swell your lungs and irritate them. You might have the same breathing issues if you use it frequently as someone who smokes cigarettes. That could imply continuous mucus-filled cough. Your lungs can pick up infections more readily. This is partially because THC appears to weaken the immune systems of some consumers.
5. Intense Anxiety And Fear
It has been discovered that people who smoke weed express elevated rates of fear, anxiety, and distrust. This is the side effect most frequently reported. In addition, marijuana makes one feel particularly depressed by the addicts who have been smoking for years.
Other reported side effects of THC include elation, anxiety, tachycardia, short-term memory recall problems, sedation, relaxation, pain relief, panic and fear (paranoia), hallucinations, concentration problems, reduced ability to perform tasks requiring coordination and reduced interest in completing tasks.
Ochemba Callistus Chinedu is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory science and hopes to become a Medical Lab Scientist. He enjoys reading, writing, traveling, general health, and learning new things.