Medication containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), nabilone or dronabinol are recommended by specialists.
Physicians can prescribe the amount of THC in a single dose, treatment can last up to 30 days, while the prescribed amount THC should not exceed 0.75 grams.
medicinal cannabis is useful in multiple sclerosis!
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic degenerative disease of the central nervous system that cause inflammation, muscle weakness, loss of motor coordination.
Eventually, patients become disabled, and in some cases, the disease can be fatal.
This is a serious disease, but because there are several methods that can significantly relieve symptoms and allow patients quality of life.
Among the most famous is cannabis (lat. Cannabis indica), also known as marijuana, grass, Indian hemp.
There is growing scientific and evidence -. Solo, important personal experiences of patients who saved cannabis and make life easier
medicinal cannabis help with:
• chronic pain
• emotional changes
• sexual dysfunction
5 main symptoms treated by cannabis:
1. inflammation of neural tissue
inflammation of the nerve tissue is the main symptom of multiple sclerosis.
Cannabis is widely known to reduce inflammation and has been used for thousands of years by doctors and herbalists worldwide.
In recent years, the anti-inflammatory effect of cannabis has been thoroughly investigated and resulted in the production of medicines and preparations based on marijuana.
There is no scientific evidence that cannabis has a neuroprotective effect and reduces inflammation of neural tissue.
2. Muscle pain
Pain is one of the worst symptoms of MS and affects 50-70% of patients.
occurs as a direct result of inflammation or nerve tissue as a result of muscle spasms and contractions due to the pressure of the musculoskeletal system.
In clinical trials, 2005 cannabis-based drugs administered as an oral spray, showed a significant effect in reducing pain and sleep problems in patients suffering from multiple sclerosis.
cannabis smoking has also been effective in several studies, including a study on 112 patients in the US and the UK, where most of the participants reported a decrease in pain after treatment.
Scientific studies in 2007 showed that the effective natural THC than the synthetic form of THC.
3. Twitching and muscle spasms
sudden muscle spasms, involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscle group is also one of the main symptoms of multiple sclerosis, which affects 80% of patients .
It has been shown that cannabis reduces the frequency and intensity of the contractions.
The study revealed that in 37 2005 50 patients reported improvement in mobility and at the same time, reducing muscle spasms.
A 2007 study showed that cannabis preparations were more effective than placebo in treating muscle spasms.
It is believed that cannabis has this effect because it reduces swelling of neurons and slows the overall progression of the disease.
Clinical depression is often a feature of MS and affects up to 50% of patients.
Depression is probably occurs due to damage to the nerves that regulate mood, but it can be any of the side effects of a drug to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis.
In addition to depression, MS can monitor and symptoms of emotional dysfunction.
Several studies suggest an antidepressant activity expressed cannabis.
The endocannabinoids play an important role in the regulation of happiness.
The intensity of the effect of cannabis depends on the mood of a particular genetic variation. Therefore, some people can work more, and others less.
Over 90% of the 112 patients previously mentioned in the article, reported a relief of symptoms of depression and emotional dysfunction during treatment with medicinal cannabis.
The way the effect of marijuana on mood is complex and can be attributed to the universal improvement of the condition of the body, including stress relief, pain and spasms.
5. Digestive diseases
causes multiple sclerosis and a variety of gastrointestinal disorders.
These include abdominal pain, constipation, affecting approximately 50% of patients, and fecal incontinence, which affects 30 to 50% of patients.
51-60% of patients in the studies reported that incontinence cannabis use was reduced. In 44% of fecal incontinence it was reduced, and 30% reported relief from constipation.
Cannabis has been associated with the treatment of gastrointestinal dysfunction and IBS, including Crohn’s disease.
Is there a danger in the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes?
is not a documented death related to overdose of marijuana or THC.
has not been proven to cause physical dependence, even when consumers long ago.
Regarding the psychological dependence, readily available at this point is more dangerous snuff, and alcohol is more harmful than cannabis.
Comparison of cannabis with other therapies
Analysis of the available drugs and medical treatments for multiple sclerosis concluded that the effect of cannabis most drugs used actually.
Most of these drugs are only used for the symptomatic treatment and, in fact, does not slow the progression of the disease. They are also aggressive and have serious side effects.
Moreover, cannabis has virtually no side effects and is in the low-risk category.
The most common side effects can be a euphoric mood.
The treatment of multiple sclerosis with cannabis and other uses! appeared for the first time in GlobalHealthyUnited .