Marijuana Increases Heart-Related Problems Like Heart Attacks & Strokes If Consumed Daily: Study

by Ankita Mazumdar
Marijuana Increases Heart-Related Problems Like Heart Attacks & Strokes If Consumed Daily: Study

There are new studies concerning the use of marijuana.  According to new studies by the American Heart Association, regular consumption of marijuana may lead to severe heart-related problems, especially for older people who still use marijuana and have other ailing heart diseases.

New Study Claims Marijuana Increases Heart-Related Problems

The most popular recreational drug, marijuana, claims to be harmful to your heart and brain by the American Heart Association. Most people engage with marijuana with the excuse of it being a recreational drug but at the end of the day, it is a drug. The new studies show it can be extremely harmful to the cardiovascular system.

American Heart Association presented two stories at the 2023 Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia. It showcased the harmful effects of regular consumption of marijuana. There can be an increase in the number of heart strokes, heart attacks or heart failures. If older people have other severe ailing conditions, they are at a higher risk as the body’s immune system gets weaker.

This study was in development for over four years irrespective of people’s age, sex at birth or smoking history. The first research tracked down 156,999 people who had no heart failures. After four years, 2,958 of those people developed heart failure issues. The researchers found that there was a 34% higher chance of developing heart failure by daily consumers of marijuana as compared non users.

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The Statistics Of American Heart Association’s New Studies

Another interesting revelation was found through this research. Coronary Artery Disease is a disease that narrows blood vessels that transfer blood to the heart. People with this particular disease reflected their risk of heart failure going down to 27% from 34%. In contrast to this, Dr. Yakubu Bene-Alhasan, the lead author of this study, suggested that heart-related problems for daily consumers of marijuana can also possibly be through the development of Coronary Artery Disease.

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For the second research, 28,535 marijuana consumers with high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol were taken into account. This data focused on people above 65 who did not use tobacco and the records are from the 2019 National Inpatient Sample. The results showed that almost 14% had major heart or brain issues, they either died or developed serious complications. While some 20% of marijuana users had heart attacks or a stroke while they were hospitalised. Therefore people with additional cardiovascular factors are more likely at risk of heart-related problems.

Snoop Dogg said to smoke weed every day, we don’t go with that after getting to know about this recent development. You shouldn’t either.

Note: We do not promote the usage of marijuana in any form. Smoking is hazardous to health and it can cause throat and lung cancer, so it is advised to be extremely cautious during consumption of these harmful substances. Please do not engage in any illegal activities if you are underage.

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