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Yes, Parkinson’s disease is a type of Dementia. It is a progressive disorder that affects changes in the body movement. The average age of onset of Parkinson’s disease is 60 years and the longer somebody has it, the more likely they are to develop dementia. What causes the illness? What are the symptoms, risk factors […]

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Dementia Caregiver Stress

Frankly, caregiving is not an easy task to do. The role of a caregiver demands more patience, better understanding, self-discipline, above all a scads of responsibilities. If you are into this role, firstly, pat yourself on your back, you are doing a fabulous job! A recent study published by the National Academy of Science suggests […]

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Effects of Weed

Drug Addiction

Do you know? Weed contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances (more than tobacco) comparatively.


What is weed?

Weed also called marijuana, cannabis, ganja and bhang many names exist for this greenish-gray blended component of dried leaves, flowers and seeds of Cannabis sativa (the hemp plant). You can see people use weed in hand-rolled cigarettes, hookah and water pipes. 90% of countries banned the usage of weed (in all forms). In India (all states), only the government authorized dealers are permitted to sell bhang. Bhang is popular on Holi (Indian festival). To know more about bhang click here.


What happens in your body after consuming weed:

THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the chemical that is responsible for most of the mental and physical effect on the body. It reaches the brain cells in 10 minutes after the dope and reaches hippocampus, the part that is responsible for creating new memories. It induces hallucinations, changes the thoughts from reality and results in delusions.


General symptoms:

  • Seeing everything in high definition
  • Slow moving of time frame
  • Change in mood
  • Impaired body movements
  • Difficulty in problem-solving
  • Impaired memory


Short-term effects:

When an individual smokes weed, THC makes a quick race from lungs to blood stream. The blood carries the buzz chemical to the brain and the other parts of the body. When it starts absorbing the chemicals the individual feels high after 30 min to 45 min along with other effects.


Long-term effects:

Taking weed for long term might affect the brain development. As the individual starts using weed as teenagers, it begins to reduce the thinking capability, memory and learning skill functions. Literally, it breaks the connection between the reality and necessary functions permanently.


Physical effects:

  • High heart rate: Increases heart rates for up to 3 hours after consuming weed in the form of smoke. This action might result in the chance of heart attack. This risk is probably higher for old people.
  • Breathing issues: The individual who smokes weed frequently might encounter breathing problem with lung irritation/lung illness/lung infection, daily cough and phlegm. Also lung cancer still in the list but not yet concluded by researchers.
  • Pregnancy problems: Weed use during pregnancy results lower birth weight with brain and behavioral problems in babies.


Long term effects of weed: Using weed for a long time may cause mental illness in some users

  • Temporary hallucinations: Sensing  and imagining the things which are not real.
  • Temporary paranoia: Losing the trust on others extremely without any reason.
  • Schizophrenia: At a point of time the individual encounters schizophrenia (severe mental disorder).
  • Other disorders: Also, the user has the chance of getting other mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts.


For treatment options:

It’s important to look at the root cause, but reading the article and gaining knowledge about the effects might not help the addicted individual. Early treatment can enhance quick recovery. Reach the professional team and get the right help now. Visit or call us at +91 96111 94949 or



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