Although marijuana has been tested and proven to be a resourceful treatment option for many ailments, many countries deem it as a drug, which is sad. With its over 100 compounds, marijuana is best known for its medicinal benefits from its two major compounds namely cannabidiol and tetrahydrocannabinol. Cannabidiol on its part has a relieving property to medicinal symptoms while the tetrahydrocannabinol excites brain and the body’s neurological systems thus making cannabis one of the most effective treatment for many diseases and ailments. This has, in turn, led to much medical personnel using it in the treatment of these ailments. Below are some of the ailments that medical marijuana can be used to treat.
Glaucoma is an eye disease which creates a fluid pressure on the optic nerve of the eye thus causing pain, if left untreated the optic nerve is damaged which in turn leads to blindness. What medical marijuana does is that it relieves the pressure exerted in the eye by the fluid pressure, which in turn helps in the treatment of the eye disease.
Nausea is a common symptom of many diseases like malaria, typhoid, HIV/AIDS among others. In its property of reducing the nausea effects, marijuana has an anti-emetic property which reduces the effects of nausea. This, in turn, reduces the vomiting associated with many diseases thus contributing to the treatment of different ailments. This explains as to why marijuana has been used on people undergoing chemotherapy.
Reducing nerve pain
Nerve pains are very common to many people all over the world, some of the common diseases which cause nerve pains include diabetes and HIV/AIDS, lupus, fibromyalgia among others. Medical marijuana has a soothing effect on the body, which helps to alleviate the burning pains associated with damaged nerves.
Medical marijuana has anti-spasmatic properties, this, in turn, is responsible for relieving spasms, the stiffness of muscles, and sleep disruptions among others, which are the common symptoms of sclerosis. With the use of medical marijuana, therefore, the effects of sclerosis is highly alleviated thus contributing to its treatment. A major sclerosis treatment drug, which has incorporated cannabidiol in it, is Sativex manufactured by G.W. pharmaceuticals.
Improves lung health
Contrary to what many people think, smoking marijuana improves the health of the lungs. Once used the urge of smoking tobacco is reduced and thus one can use marijuana in place of tobacco. With tobacco being a known killer of the lungs, therefore, marijuana helps in doing away with it. In addition, cannabis smoke increases the lung capacity, which is reduced by tobacco smoking.
Helps in treatment of stroke
Marijuana has been proven to produce neuroprotective effects on the brain cells and the systems that connect with the brain. This, therefore, is used in the treatment of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s all which affect the muscles, cognition, and nerves of the body. What medical marijuana does is shrinking the damaged areas, reducing any negative enzymes produced by the body and in addition fighting plaque accumulation in the brain.