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How Medical Marijuana Treats Rheumatoid Disorders

  • April 10, 2020

Rheumatoid disorders are much more common than you might think. In fact, about 1.3 million Americans have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. There are numerous treatments available to treat the disease, including medications designed to suppress the body’s immune response. To best understand how medical marijuana can treat rheumatoid disorders, it is first important to understand what they are.

What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints of the body, causing bone and cartilage loss, chronic pain, and limited range of motion. The deterioration of the joint is steady and can lead to debilitating pain and stiffness. People with rheumatoid arthritis can also develop additional health problems in the lungs or other body parts.

Relieving Itch with Topical Medical Cannabis

  • March 20, 2020

There are a lot of things that can cure or relieve itchy skin or scalp, and whether or not a method will be effective largely depends on the reason for the itch. When you don’t know the reason for the itch, there are a few medical cannabis topical products that could help treat the itch without the need for medications or steroid creams.

Hemp Seed Oil

Hemp seed oil is a great medical cannabis topical treatment for dry and itchy skin, regardless of the cause. Hemp seed oil, especially when a high CBD strain, will help replenish the skin and strengthen it against future attacks.

Why Are More Seniors Using Medical Marijuana?

  • March 10, 2020

Have you noticed more seniors hanging around the dispensaries? There are some big reasons that we are seeing more and more seniors turning to medical marijuana. Here are just a few things to think about.

They Were Young Once

Remember that younger seniors were young adults in the 60s when it seemed that everyone toked. They may not have been the law-abiding citizens that they are today. Many people in the 60s and 70s smoked marijuana, even if they didn’t admit it at the time. Most of them left those things behind and went on to lead very different lives, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that their opinion of marijuana ever changed. It simply means that they wanted to obey the law.

Cannabis and Stress Urinary Incontinence

  • February 20, 2020

Stress urinary incontinence affects many women every year. It is most common in older women or women who have had multiple births. It can also be present in some women who have certain gynecological medical conditions, disorders, or cancers. Whatever the cause of your stress incontinence, there is no doubt that it is highly embarrassing and inconvenient.

Stress incontinence refers to the type of urinary incontinence in which you experience urine leakage when the bladder is put under pressure, such as when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or bending over. While some of these issues can be resolved with careful and diligent Kegels, these exercises may not completely resolve the problem.

How Cannabis Benefits Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

  • February 10, 2020

Cannabis has been found to be beneficial for many health conditions, chronic illnesses, and chronic disorders. You see, the body has its own natural endocannabinoid system made up of cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nerves of the body. Cannabis naturally binds to our cells and helps them function.

One of the many ways that cannabis has been found to be beneficial is with spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy is a chronic, permanent medical condition in which the interface between the brain and the muscles is broken. This can cause difficulties with movement that eventually progresses to atrophied, useless muscles. Every patient that has spinal muscular atrophy ends up in a wheelchair at some point.

Three AIDS Symptoms Helped By Medical Marijuana

  • January 20, 2020

Although there have been many breakthroughs in recent years regarding the treatment and possible cure of AIDS, as of yet there is not a reliable cure available. However, there are some treatments that can help alleviate some of the symptoms that AIDS patients frequently have. One often overlooked treatment for AIDS symptoms is medical marijuana. Here are three common symptoms that are alleviated with this plant.

Nausea and Appetite Loss

The most concerning symptoms that occur are those related to the digestive tract, appetite, and weight loss. When weight is lost quickly without being held in check, it can make new symptoms appear or other symptoms to worsen. Medical marijuana eases nausea and brings on the munchies, allowing you to eat a healthy and balanced diet and keep it down. This prevents the weight loss that makes patients seem more sickly than they really are.

Three Ways Medical Cannabis Can Help Crohn’s Patients

  • January 10, 2020

Crohn’s disease is not fully understood by doctors, but it is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that seems to be affected by the immune system. There are no cures for Crohn’s, and it typically goes through cycles of flares and remissions. When flares happen, most patients simply try to cope with the symptoms. Medical cannabis is one of the most effective solutions. Here are just three ways it helps Crohn’s patients.

Anti-Inflammatory

By definition, Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease. Cannabis has long been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties. It is these properties that make it a good treatment for arthritis sufferers, as well as other conditions. A lot of problems and symptoms can be resolved simply by adding an anti-inflammatory. And unlike prescription anti-inflammatories, cannabis is all natural and has few if any side effects.

How Medical Marijuana Relieves Stress and Gives a Clearer Mind

  • December 20, 2019

Many cannabis users have reported that marijuana is a natural stress reliever, yet there have been few studies into the matter. In fact, it is very difficult for universities and researchers to get permission to study the effects of marijuana because federally it is still a class 1 illegal substance. However, new research has recently been done that shows that medical marijuana in small doses may be able to relieve stress and give you a clearer mind.

Stress Relief

A 2017 study by the University of Chicago was able to show that medical cannabis does, in fact, relieve stress. They measured blood pressure, cortisol levels, and heart rate to determine the physical signs of stress. While they found no difference in these measurements between the three groups, the group that received the lower dose of THC were less stressed than those with a higher dose of THC when faced with difficult tasks.

What You Need to Know about THCV and Weight Loss

  • December 10, 2019

There are many different cannabinoids in medical marijuana, each with its own uses. The two cannabinoids you hear the most about are THC and CBD, but there are many others. THCV is a cannabinoid that is an antagonist for CB1 and CB2 receptors in the human body’s endocannabinoid system. 

Now, you may be thinking that medical marijuana can’t possibly help you lose weight. After all, it is prescribed to cancer patients for reducing nausea and increasing appetite. If it gives you the munchies, how can it help you lose weight? The answer lies in the THCV content.

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