“Ask the Experts”: Does Smoking Marijuana Affect Liver Health or Hepatitis C Disease Progression?
The following is a physician-patient interaction that took place within TheBody.com’s “Ask the Experts” forum on hepatitis.
my boyfriend has completed his hep c treatments and his dr says hes all cleared. would smoking marijuana affect his body, liver in any way?would it be okay if he were to smoke 2-3 times a day??
There is controversy about the impact of marijuana on liver disease progression in hep C.
I am concerned about daily marijuana use based on a report such as the one below. Even after hep C is cured with treatment, scarring in the liver can remain. I am concerned about daily marijuana use as it MAY impact scarring of the liver, as well as not harmful to the lungs and brain when used daily. In my view not using marijuana at all or using once in a while is safer than daily use. I would consider what is going on with your boyfriend that makes him want or need to smoke 2-3 times daily?The following is a physician-patient interaction that took place within TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" forum on hepatitis. hep c and marijuanaMar 11, 2013my boyfriend has completed his hep c treatme ]]>