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Heart patients beware of Bhang
Dr KK Aggarwal | 05 Mar 2012

Heart patients should not take bhang as it can precipitate increase in heart rate and sudden rise in blood pressure, saidDr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

 

Heart patients to avoid bhang or consult cardiologist. Indiscriminate use can increase heart rate and BP. Pretreatment with beta-blocker can help. http://www.emedinews.org/

 


Heart patients should not take bhang as it can precipitate increase in heart rate and sudden rise in blood pressure, saidDr. KK Aggarwal, Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee and President, Heart Care Foundation of India.


Those who are socially committed should consult their doctor. Pre-treatment with propranolol a beta blocker can block the cardiovascular effects of marijuana. It can prevent the learning impairment and, to a lesser degree, the characteristic subjective experience.


Marijuana is known to induce typical subjective state ("high") with marked increases in HR, BP and conjunctival infection. It impairs performance on a learning test without significantly affecting attention.


About Bhang

 

·        Bhang is a traditional Indian beverage made of cannabis mixed with various herbs and spices, which has been popular in India for ages.

 

·        Bhang is a less powerful preparation than Ganja, which is prepared from flowering plants for smoking and eating.

 

 

·        Charas, more potent than either Bhang or Ganja, consists of cannabis flower tops harvested at full bloom.

 

·         Dense with sticky resin, Charas is nearly as potent as the concentrated cannabis resin preparations called hashish.

 

http://www.emedinews.org/

www.heartcarefoundation.org
www.ijcpgroup.com
www.kkaggarwal.com

 

About the author: Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal is a Senior Consultant, Physician, Cardiologist at Delhi based Moolchand Medcity; President Heart Care Foundation of India; Chairman Ethical Committee Delhi Medical Council and has served as the Research and Academic Wing Heads of National Indian Medical Association.