The article focuses on how to use cannabis to treat diseases. In the second part we focus on Tourettes syndrome, Crohns disease, chronic pain, glaucoma, Alzheimers disease and Fibromyalgia.
Cannabis and Tourettes syndrome
Tourettes syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disease that manifests itself by movement and sound tics. Its a serious illness , and patients who suffer from it can cause serious injuries due to tics and cramps. Estimates say it is in the United Statesroughly100,000 people with this syndrome. There is no cure yet, but patients say the symptoms are diminishing with their increasing age.
The 1997 German studies showed that patients with Tourettes syndrome did not reduces the frequency and intensity of tics and other related behaviors when using THC, an active substance in cannabis. None of these studies have shown any cognitive impairment.
More recent studies were conducted in 2003. In this study, THC or placebo effect was given to patients for six weeks. A significant decrease in tics, no adverse effects, and no negative effects on memory and learning ability were observed over time.
Today still it is not legal to use medical marijuana to treat Tourettes syndromeeven in countries where cannabis is approved for other diseases. Traditional treatment does not work, and if so, with frequent side effects, and therefore cannabis could be a good healing alternative.
Cannabis and Crohns disease
If you have or know someone who is suffering from Crohns disease, you know that patients with this disease have a bowel defect that allows bescape, causing inflammation and pain. This can lead to a secondary disease, known as ulcerative colitis, in which the tissue can rupture and bleed.
Current medical knowledge says that both these diseases are caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Which means that people with a genetic predisposition to this disease are highly susceptible, and if they are exposed to stress, poor diet, or bacterial infections, the Crohn's disease trigger is in the world.
Recent research in the UK has shown that two substances containing marijuana - CBD (cannabidiol) and THC, affect intestinal functions, increases the reliability of anecdotal evidence that medical marijuana is well effective for many inflammatory bowel diseases, including Crohn's disease.
British scientists have found that real plant cannabinoids (the opposite of synthetic) promote better cell-to-cell binding that prevents bacterial leakage. In addition to reducing inflammation, marijuana also helps to regenerate intestinal tissue, relieve convulsions and increase appetite. The fact that marijuana promotes appetite is well known and essential for AIDS patients, ulcerative colitis and also Crohn's disease, as poor intestines prevent good absorption of essential essentials.nutrients.
And what species are best for treating intestinal problems? Most patients support indica strains because they have stronger relaxation effects.
Cannabis and chronic pain
There are many causes that cause chronic pain. These causes include AIDS, arthritis, cancer, sickle cell anemia, multiple sclerosis, back, neck, spinal cord and burn injuries. In almost any case, pain is not a basic condition but is one of the symptoms. Duration, frequency, and severity of pain may vary, varying for each patient.
The goal, in all possible cases, is to reduce pain as much as possible and minimize side effects for normal functioning. Failure to adequately manage chronic pain can lead to depression, despair, and even papatients may wish for their own death, reject life and potential medical procedures that could help them from painful suffering - surgery, chemotherapy.
Cannabis cannot heal everything, but because of its properties it can help to safely and effectively treat pain:
1.It can provide topical pain relief, either when used alone or together with other analgesics.
2.It can control nausea, vomiting and dizziness, which are often caused as undesirable side effects from opiate use.
Unfortunately, while opiates are an effective treatment for severe pain, they also tend to induce intense nausea that not only is highly unpleasant, but can also lead to malnutrition, anorexe, cachexiaand overall decline in patient health. Some patients tolerate this nausea very badly so that they are able to stop the treatment.
Almost immediate pain relief is provided by cannabis inhalation, with fewer side effects. Research has shown that spraying conopaque extract under the tongueIt can also provide almost instantaneousou pain relief.
Cannabis and glaucoma
We all know that when we talk about marijuana we mean dried leaves and plant tops. But not all of us know the substances that this plant contains. In addition to the known THC - tetrahydrocannabinol, there are another 399 other substances . This is one of the reasons why cannabis has so many medical uses.
Glaucoma is an eye disease manifested by increased intraocular pressure, which can cause blindness, most commonly by accelerating cataracts. Cannabis has been shown to reduce intraocular pressure.
Previous studies have not yielded sufficient results that the preferred method of marijuana treatment would be more successful than currently available prescription drugs.
However, other research has shown that people taking marijuana orally, intravenously, or by inhalation (not the eye) have lower intraocular pressure.
The reduced pressure usually lasts three to four hours , and the side effect is a feeling of euphoria. There are no long-term studies of the effect of marijuana on glaucoma treatment at this time. And therefore most sdoes not allow medical use of marijuana to treat glaucoma. All cannabis treatments are suitable for glaucoma treatment
Cannabis and Alzheimer's disease
As for the use of marijuana to treat the consequences of Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, affecting more than 24,300,000 people worldwide, is still early.
- Advantages of Cannabinoids: The advantage of cannabis treatment is the possible improvement in memory, for which scientists from Spain and Israel are particularly concerned. In 2008, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) organized a symposium of cannabis experts. There, it was found that one of the main components of cannabis significantly slows memory loss. This is one of the important results of a research launched twelve years ago by RPSGB, which was specifically designed to investigate cannabis as a treatment option for patients with severe pain or multiple sclerosis . Cannabis use to treat memory loss has been successfully tested in laboratory mice, and scientists want to continue with human subjects, despite the slight concern about possible hallucinogenic effects. However, scientists stress that these compounds are not hallucinogenic.
- Risks of Cannabis Use in Alzheimer's Patients: Use ProblemsThe cannabis patients with Alzheimers disease are that cannabis also contains THC, or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is a source of psychoactivity. So far, THC has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of AIDS,to increase the appetite for cancer and to treat cancer with chemotherapy, on the other hand, it shows harmful effects on memory, so it should not be used in patients who already have memory impaired. Cannabis researchers point out that clinical studies use only non-psychoactive cannabis ingredients, a treatment method that has nothing to do with recreational use of marijuana.
According to patient feedback, they recommend doctors in the empire to treat Alzheimers disease, where medical cannabis is particularly legal these models
Cannabis and Fibromyalgia
While further studies are needed, research at the Instutu de Recerca Hospital de Mar in Spain has shown that cannabis provides significant relief for those suffering from fibromyalgia. This is a chronic diseasewhich helps medical marijuana . Fibromyalgia causes severe muscle stiffness and pain followed by severe exhaustion.
Cannabis contains substances that help with muscle pain and stiffness . However, not every marijuana can be suitable for this type of disease. Fibromyalgia also causes severe insomnia, and a suitable cannabis (such as Jack Herer) must be chosen to treat both symptoms.
Scientisteven in Spain, they tested patients with fibromyalgia, both those who used cannabis and those who did not use cannabis. The final results showed that cannabis significantly attenuated the symptoms of fibromyalgia and improved the overall mental condition of the patients, while those who did not have suffered a little more. Most states do not currently have prescription medical marijuana dispensing for fibromyalgia patients.