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.
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.
A loss of appetite is one of the more concerning symptoms of Crohn’s patients. When you lose your appetite, other symptoms such as nausea, weight loss, and anemia can worsen. Certain cannabis strains increase the appetite exponentially. If you are using cannabis for this purpose, you will want to talk to your budtender about which strains are most likely to bring back your appetite.
Reduce Nausea and Pain
Crohn’s flare-ups usually involve nausea and abdominal pain. The two symptoms together can be debilitating and keep you from being able to carry on throughout your daily activities. Medical cannabis reduces nausea and is also a natural pain reliever.
If you are ready to try medical cannabis to control your Crohn’s symptoms, talk to your participating doctor or contact us for more information.