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Does smoking marijuana affect Von willebrand's disease even more? does it worsen it?

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phillip6103 24 Sep 2009

not from what i can tell. but just because there is no documentation does not mean it doesn't affect Von willebrand's disease patients.

larissa20 24 Sep 2009

what is vonwillebrands disease if you dont mind me asking?

phillip6103 24 Sep 2009

basically if you get a cut you dont stop bleeding as easily as a normal person.

in non simple terms.

Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common hereditary coagulation abnormality described in humans, although it can also be acquired as a result of other medical conditions. It arises from a qualitative or quantitative deficiency of von Willebrand factor (vWF), a multimeric protein that is required for platelet adhesion. It is known to affect humans and dogs. This congenital disease, which is caused a deficiency of a blood factor that promotes platelet adhesion, is characterised by prolonged bleeding and poor blood coagulation.

larissa20 25 Sep 2009

so basically there blood is like super thin? my dad seems to bleed alot like his arms but they say its something to do with meds hes on for high blood preasure i wonder if its the same thing like you said it can be a side affect from other diseases? right?

phillip6103 25 Sep 2009

no if he is on high blood pressure meds then he will bleed a little more easily and freely. the medicine thins the blodd similar to the way asprin does. free discount card

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