Cannabis can be used medicinally in so many ways, and we are just starting to scratch the surface of this plant’s potential.
The legalization of marijuana has been on the rise recently in different countries across the world, thanks to researchers as they have made it possible for people to know the constructive uses of cannabis. That explains why there has also been an increase in marijuana seeds in the market, leading to more cannabis supply.
Did you know that you can use marijuana to treat some diseases? Well, you can. In this article, we will look at some of the major ones that cannabis can treat. They include:
1. Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis affects your spinal cord and brain. The symptoms of this disease vary depending on the specific type that you are suffering from and how severe it is. The common symptoms of this disease include spasms, tingling, pain, and difficulties in seeing clearly. Research says that medicinal extracts from cannabis can really help you in reducing the pain and spasticity that comes with multiple sclerosis. Using marijuana when you are suffering from this disease can be a good pain management option as it’s effective in reducing pain and doesn’t have any adverse effects.
According to reports from the Canadian Cancer Society, this disease is responsible for approximately 30 percent of loss of life in Canada. Marijuana can be useful to any cancer patient as it helps in treating cancer and also reducing the severity of the disease. By doing that, cannabis enables a patient to get through the healing process comfortably and even live a better life. How? Using cannabis helps in increasing your appetite hence helping you prevent losing much weight, which is common in all cancer patients. You can also use marijuana to reduce nausea that you might feel when undergoing cancer conventional treatments like chemotherapy.
HIV/AIDS patients can now live comparably longer and healthier due to the advancements in modern therapy. However, the side effects of the treatment of this disease can be quite harsh, which is where using marijuana comes in. Using cannabis can help you to reduce some symptoms of HIV/AIDS such as weight loss, anorexia, severe nausea, and many more. Study shows that 97 percent of HIV/AIDS patients say that their appetite increases after they use marijuana. About 94 percent of them say that using cannabis helps them in pain management while approximately 93 percent report to have less anxiety and nausea after using marijuana.
There are different types of this disease. Some of them include rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic, and osteoarthritis. The major symptoms of arthritis that you can experience are redness around your joints, weakness, stiffness, a reduction in your range of motion, swelling, and severe pain. Study shows that using cannabis can help you to ease pain in a significant way and also reduce the severity of your arthritis.
Epileptic people usually experience seizures which vary as they can sometimes be relatively mild or very extreme. The extreme seizures are usually more intense and can make you lose consciousness.
Using marijuana can help you greatly when you have epilepsy to reduce the severity and frequency of these seizures. So, marijuana is a very effective method of reducing seizures. However, you should only use cannabis to treat epilepsy when your seizures are not responding to your regular treatment.
Using marijuana to treat asthma might sound quite contradictory because most people believe that cannabis can affect the lungs negatively. However, what you might not know is that cannabis has anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore, you can use marijuana when you have asthma to help you dilate your respiratory passages hence enabling you to breathe easily. You only need a little amount of cannabis to feel the anti-inflammatory effects.
7. Crohn’s Disease
During a small 2013 study, researchers gave marijuana to 13 patients and then waited to see what will happen to them within three months. After the three months, the researchers saw that there was a lot of improvement in patients with Crohn’s disease. These patients also said that they felt a lot of reduction in their normal pain and weight loss.
This disease is among the common causes of blindness among many people on the entire planet. Research suggests that using marijuana can help you lower the eye pressure you usually feel. Also, you can use cannabis to reduce your blood pressure as having a high blood supply can harm your optic nerves. Another study shows that you can use marijuana to help preserve your nerves. So, if you are suffering from glaucoma, using cannabis can be a good idea. However, make sure you use it in moderation to get the full benefits.
9. Erectile Dysfunction
One of the major causes of this problem is having too much cholesterol in the body (Hypercholesterolemia), which can cause clogging of the blood vessels hence reducing the blood flow to the penis. Using marijuana can help you deal with erectile dysfunction in a major way. How? Marijuana can help you regulate the peripheral mechanisms of your sexual function hence helping you to have proper erections.
10. Chronic Pain
Human and animal studies show that using cannabis can give you some analgesic effects, which is why they use marijuana for pain relief was widespread in the 1800s. There are some types of medication, such as Sativex that are cannabis’ extracts. So, you can use these types of drugs to treat cancer pain as they are more effective than other types of cancer medications. A trial involving about 56 human patients shows that there was a reduction in pain in all the patients who were using cannabis for pain management.
As you’ve seen in this article, you can use cannabis to treat quite a variety of diseases. However, it’s very crucial that you make sure that you use cannabis in moderation. It’s always advisable to consult an expert before using medical marijuana for pain management or treating any other disease.
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