Glaucoma is a medical condition affecting the eye where the movement of humor fluid is slowed and builds up pressure, which as a result damages the optic nerve. This condition is said to account for 10% of all blindness, ranking as the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Treating the condition seeks to improve the flow of fluid in the eye or decrease its production. In the 1970’s research began to show that Cannabis was able to do just that.
Arthritis affects over 50 million adults and is a condition which has symptoms including swelling, pain and stiffness in one or more joints, and a decreased range of motion. One common diagnosis is Osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease where the cartilage between bones wears away until the bones rub directly. The common treatment for this is hot/cold compresses as physical training which targets the muscle groups near the joints. Inflammatory Arthritis is condition where the immune system maliciously begins attacking the joints, internal body parts, eyes and other body parts.
Researchers have discovered the joints of arthritis sufferers contain an unusually high amount of cb2 receptors, making cannabis the obvious choice for treatment. THC has demonstated that it is twice as powerful as hydrocortisone, and twenty time more effective than asprin.
For most people dealing with a Cancer diagnosis, the commonly prescribed treatment, Chemotherapy brings with it a life changing amount of side effects, including Anemia, Appetite loss, delirium, diarrhea, edema,fatigue,fertility Issues, Hair Loss, Nausea, Nerve problems, Pain, Sleep Problems. Cannabis has been shown to be exceedingly effective in calming nausea and vomiting,increases appetite, decreases anxiety, and helps to ward off insomnia.
Globally, the most common health affliction is the headache. The basic headache is a tension headache, usually affecting the whole head. Migraines tend to affect one side of the head, and tend to range from moderately to severely painful. Traditionally treatment has been the presciption of drugs that increase serotonin levels and help the blood vessels around the brain to contract. In 2017 a Cannabis study showed a combination of thc and cbd were more effective in treating migraines than prescription medication.
Classified as a Psychiatric disease, this “body image” disorder has severe consequences with its sufferers experiencing an over 10% mortality rate. Over time it becomes very difficult for Anorexics to eat, food based anxiety triggers that lead to starvation and then many experience an overall reduction of smell and taste sensitivity. In 2011 a Belgian study suggested that many who suffer from eating disorders have disfunction and imbalances with the body’s endocannibinoid system.
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