With more recreational cannabis becoming legal in the States, cannabis consumption is going on the rise, especially among people of reproductive age. As a result, it is essential for understanding the effect of cannabis on fertility in men and women. This way, doctors can adequately advise people who are of childbearing age.
Many people are aware that consuming cannabis through smoking or vaping is injurious to sperms. To find out more, scientists dived deeper to find the truth. Also, they studied the effects of cannabis on women’s fertility.
To make the healthcare team aware of the situation realizing the effect of cannabis on fertility in men and women. Scientists highlighted a few things to identify the association between cannabis and fertility better. The study appears in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
The psychoactive component of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) passes signals to the receptors called endocannabinoid. As a result, many biological effects occur in the body consuming it. THC is one of the most significant ingredients of cannabis. It intervenes with the normal communication process and disturbs it. As a result, the compound can disrupt the body’s ability to reproduce normally. This imbalance disturbs the normal physiological capacity of the reproductive organs.
How does it affect the sperm count in males?
Scientists conducted a study in 2015 and figured out that regular male smokers who consumed cannabis had a decline of total sperm count by 29 percent.
On an interesting note, research on reproduction in people manifested an increase in sperm count in males who consumed cannabis in comparison to the males who didn’t consume it. However, there is a need to do more extensive research to recognize the effects of cannabis on sperm count and health on both short and long term usage.
Can it delay the normal ovulation process in females?
The research identified that there was a delay of a few days in the ovulation cycle in ladies who smoked cannabis.
The increased concentration of the psychoactive compound THC can lower estrogen production rate. Lower estrogen hinders the normal ovulation process in the body.
Up till now, the main effects of cannabis consumption on the male and female reproductive health are decreased sperm production rate and disturbed ovulation. It seems like cannabis might serve a role in creating difficulty for a couple to get pregnant.
Cannabis intervenes in the normal physiology of the endocannabinoid system of humans. This system is highly critical in perfecting all reproductive processes in both men and women. The lining of the uterus is damaged and embryo implantation is delayed and disrupted in females consuming cannabis on a regular basis.
A recent study shows that couples with no fertility problems are not going to face significant issues relating to conception due to chronic cannabis use.
Less research on short and long term effects of cannabis in couples
Experts are expecting to evaluate the consequences of withdrawing cannabis as well as the potential benefits. There is a need to do more research to see its advantages in couples. However, the big issue of the moment lies in quantifying the concentration of the active component, THC.
The data at the current moment is self-reported and is not reliable enough when applied on a large scale. Scientists, however, recommend a healthier lifestyle, diet, and exercise. They also recommend opting better methods for consuming cannabis. Smoking is a relatively more harmful method to consume cannabis in comparison to other choices.
Usage of cannabis during pregnancy is not as risky, but proper guidelines from physicians are only possible if there is adequate research on the topic.
A rare disease that leaves “Stranger Things” star with no collar bones
The star actor of the popular show “Stranger things” on Netflix has alone raised awareness about a rare genetic condition called cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), also known as cleidocranial dysostosis. The 17 years old actor, Gaten Matarazzo, is one of the stars of the show playing the role of Dustin Henderson. He was born with CCD.
CCD is a very rare condition that mainly affects bone and teeth development. In this condition, the collar bones are either absent or poorly developed. Their shoulders are sloppy and narrow. Therefore, the individual can bring his shoulders closer to each other in front of the body.
Among the dental abnormalities, CCD causes a delay in primary or baby teeth loss and appearance of secondary or adult teeth as well as misalignment of jaws and unusually-shaped teeth.
The other symptoms of CCD abnormal curvature of the spine, broad thumbs and short fingers, short forearms, a wide and short skull, prominent forehead and others. The symptoms vary among individuals, even within the same family. CCD develops due to mutations in the RUNX gene. This gene codes for proteins involved in the development of bones, cartilage, and teeth.
The writers added the condition in the script. The character of Matarazzo referred to the condition in the very first episode. Later, he got dentures. The actor has already discussed it in several tv talk shows.
Dustin, the character of Matarazzo, fights against the bullies by making the statement “I have told you a million times. My teeth are coming in. It is called cleidocranial dysplasia” in one of the episodes of the show.
Dustin shared the photos of his treatment including surgeries to spread awareness regarding CCD and decreasing the sense of shame from people suffering from it.
Researchers from Oklahoma State University, Tulsa stated that after this exposure, the Google searches regarding CCD have sharply increased by over 94%.
After the premiere of the 3rd season of Stranger Things in July 2019, an informative page reported about a 125-fold increase in views.
For CCD, there is no complete cure. The supportive treatments include the management of individual symptoms including the provision of calcium and vitamin D for promoting bone development ad strength and dental care, as these individuals are usually osteopenic.
According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, CCD is a very rare genetic condition with a birth prevalence of 1 in a million. In medical literature, only 1000 cases of this condition are reported.
The study published in the journal of JAMA Otolaryngology-Head and Neck analyzed data from Google searches and trends as well as CCD-related organizations after each season of Stranger Things.
Researchers reported that after each season, they found a tremendous spike in searches related to CCD above the expected trend. They showed that there was approximately 11.2% and 12.9% increase in Google searches for CCD after season 1 and 2 respectively. However, the highest spike was observed after the 3rd season, with an increase of 94.4% in related Google searches.
The authors of the study wrote that raising awareness has contributed to increasing funding for researches, early diagnosis, increasing treatment choices, reducing the sense of isolation among affected individuals and improving the quality of life for them.
Dustin recently shared the photos of his treatment including surgeries to spread awareness regarding CCD and decreasing the sense of shame from people suffering from it.
The Deadly Coronavirus Takes 250 lives in China, Thousands of Others Infected
The coronavirus is a highly contagious pneumonia-causing illness that infects the respiratory tract and responsible for several deaths in China. But now the virus spreads globally.
The current estimates tell that its death toll has crossed more than 250 people in China and many other countries are also reporting coronavirus infections. That’s the reason countries have started pulling out their residents from Chinese cities. Coronavirus has infected more People than severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
The World Health Organization ( WHO) convoked its panel to estimate whether the Coronavirus is a global emergency. The committee has advised that it may be not the right time to make an announcement. As per to latest news there is an increment in reported cases and deaths. Most of the deaths are in Hubei Province.
Indian Health Ministry states that a local student of Wuhan was observed infected with the virus when the student returned home from Wuhan. However, the health instructor of the Philippine confirmed a woman to be safe from Virus who also traveled from Wuhan.
Some other reports find that the only 9 persons had symptoms of cough and fever from a total of 210 people, who were transferred from China to Tokyo. Europeans countries arranged flights to bring back Europeans. The flights brought 350 Europeans and 195 Americans to their countries. All the evacuees were observed and checked. Other countries are also making efforts to get out there citizens.
The member of the World Health Organization ( WHO), Maria Van Kerkhove speaks about the condition concerning the new virus in a media talk. The airlines have discontinued their services in China and attempts continued to discover the treatment. The South Koreans protested to urge their government officials to evacuate the seven hundred south Koreans from China.
The official Xinhua News Agency reports that the Chinese authorities are trying to fulfill the basic needs of people living in hot-spot areas. Because these areas are facing shortages in daily necessities and food. It is estimated that Wuhan city f China ensures the supply of rice, cooking oil, pork, vegetables, and eggs for the next fifteen days.
The deputy director of market supervision from the National Post, Hou Yanbo requests people not to order food or any other thing from online or home delivery business other than the daily life necessities. The Chinese authorities are trying to keep people at their homes. The foreigners living in Wuhan city can become a cause of virus spread in other countries if they allowed leaving to their homelands.
The emergencies chief of WHO, Michael Ryan, finds that China has taken extraordinary measures to face an extraordinary challenge.
The scientists have given a rough estimate of the fatality rate seems that many virus-infected cases are missed. The death rate due to virus is estimated 2 percent in Ryan as 99 percent cases of virus-infected are estimated in China. The Chinese authorities have asked all the people who traveled from or to the Wuhan city to report to health authorities. And reports show that a person can be infectious after 14 days of leaving Wuhan.
The measures taken by China in response to coronavirus are praiseworthy as many lives will be safe due to taking some measures in time. The SARS lead to 800 people deaths in the whole world due to delayed response.
Dangerous Effects of Cannabis During Pregnancy Explained by New Research
Cannabis is a derivative of Cannabis sativa that affects the normal functioning of the brain and impairs motor coordination leading to hallucinating effect. This new study suggests that cannabis exposure has real-time devastating effects on the fetus and placental development during the gestation period in pregnancy.
The principal constituent in cannabis is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the researchers at Western University and Queens University find that regular exposure to THC has a great effect on the development of the placenta and fetus during gestation. Since recreational cannabis has been legalized in Canada, the effects of cannabis during pregnancy are beginning to be perceived.
Researchers used a rat model and human placental cells to show that regular exposure to THC during pregnancy has a great impact on not only the development of the vital organs of the fetus but also on the gene expression that is extremely important for the proper functioning of the placenta.
The researchers practically find an 8 percent deduction in birth weight and diminished growth of brain and liver by more than 20 percent during gestation in a rat model due to the regular exposure to a low-dose of THC that copies the daily use of cannabis.
An associate professor, Daniel B. Hardy at Westerns Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry and co-author on the paper suggests that the use of cannabis during pregnancy is highly linked with low birth weight babies.
Clinical data is hard to analyze because it is perplexed by other factors. The study is a definite way that supports that THC has a direct influence on the growth of the placenta and fetus.
Oxygen and nutrients cross the placenta into the developing fetus for nourishment and the research team characterizes how THC prevents oxygen and nutrients from crossing the placenta.
A decrease in a glucose transporter called GLUT-1 is caused by the exposure to THC that was found by studying the placental cells of humans. This shows that THC is stopping the transfer of key nutrient glucose through the placenta, from mother to the fetus. A reduction in placental vasculature was also found in the rat model and infers a reduced flow of blood from the mother to the fetus.
In the researcher’s opinion the restricted growth they observed in the offspring is likely caused by both of these factors and find that there are recently no proper guidelines from Health Canada on the use of cannabis during the gestation period.
To prevent morning sickness, for anxiety, depression or social issues up to one in five women are using cannabis during pregnancy according to some studies.
A Ph.D., Associate Professor, David Natale at Queens finds in Canada and many states of the US the use of marijuana has been legalized, but its use during gestation period has not been studied well. There are very real devastating risks associated with the regular exposure of cannabis during pregnancy.
Cannabis10 months ago
How CBD oil works?
Cannabis8 months ago
CBD Gummies: How does it work? Benefits, Pricing and Packages
Cannabis10 months ago
Research Suggests Cannabis Effective in Treating Endometriosis
Cannabis8 months ago
What are the main advantages of consuming CBD oil?
Health3 months ago
Diabetes Freedom Review – A Natural Way To Beat Diabetes Type 2
Featured6 months ago
Prosper Wellness TurmeriCBD – A combination of Turmeric and CBD?
Cannabis8 months ago
What is the effect of smoking marijuana on men sperm?
Health4 months ago
VitaMove, a Popular Formula to Relieve Back Pain is Restocked