How can Medical Marijuana be effective for Arthritis?
Publish Date: April 22, 2021; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.
Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Arthritis:
- A Cannabis plant has more than 100s of cannabinoids that affect a person’s body, and mind and the two essential constituents that took the most attention are THC and CBD.
- THC gets you high when you consume marijuana, whereas CBD doesn’t affect the brain in that manner. This is the reason why people prefer using CBD oil for medical purposes.
- Arthritis or RA is an autoimmune disease that makes a patient’s joint tender, painful and stiff. The health condition can also affect the eyes, lungs, skin, and other parts of the body.
The results from small studies indicate that for people with Arthritis, including Osteoarthritis and RA, medical cannabis can help in:
- Curbing the morning pain
- Improves the sleep quality
- Lowers the inflammation in joints
Is Medical Cannabis right for you?
The best answer to this question is to consult a doctor. Based on your health condition and the requirement to treat it right, the doctor’s recommendation is the final document suggesting the Medical Marijuana treatment.
Also, it may leave some side effects as it may react with the current medications or any other issue that it becomes necessary to take the medication with the doctor’s recommendation only instead of self-medicating it.
The FDA does not regulate medical marijuana or CBD, so that you may don’t know about the products best for you. So in such a situation, it is best to follow the doctor’s advice, and if the doctor recommends medical cannabis treatment, then the dosage, strain, and product can be followed the same as referred.
Every medication comes with some side effects, and it’s just that some come with a few and others with higher ones. If we talk about medical cannabis being a natural plant, it can still leave a few side effects that may occur due to any reason, as it has reacted to some other medication or due to overdosage or any other reason. It can affect the patient physically or mentally.THC can make you feel high so that it can impair driving; smoking or vaping may not be considered a good option for the respiratory system or lungs. However, if you use it regularly, it may trigger several other illnesses if not consumed in an appropriate amount.
When it comes to CBD, its risk factors are mild and moderate. This includes:
- Drop-in appetite
- Dry Mouth
- Interaction with blood thinners
However, talking mainly about medical marijuana, the potential risk factors may include:
- Cry eyes
- Increased appetite