Five Health Problems Medical Marijuana Can Treat Better Than Most

Marijuana has been in news for all the wrong reasons for quite a long while now. Its excessive recreational use has actually led to increased number of drug addicts and mental patients more than anything. Ironically, Marijuana could be key to solving a number of medical problems. That’s right; it hasn’t been legalized in twenty states of America for no reason. While Marijuana research continues to receive approval, let us present five various health problems that the infamous Marijuana plant can treat.

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Pain

Plants are known for their use as painkillers. Marijuana is no different in that regard. A couple of studies suggest that Marijuana could treat various kinds of pain that AIDS/HIV patients suffer from. The fact that it is an alternate to more dangerous and addictive opiates is further relief.

Nausea and Appetite Loss

Cancer patients are known to experience issues such as nausea and appetite loss. Without any treatment, weight loss is inevitable and that only worsens the chances of survival. The use of the Marijuana plant induces Munchies, a sudden urge to eat, which could possibly speed up recovery from such loss of appetite.

Epileptic Seizures

Epilepsy Foundation is a supporter of medical Marijuana which could treat epileptic seizures. This does lend credence to atleast one recent case where the medical Marijuana helped a cancer patient mitigate her struggle with frequent epileptic seizures. Though, federal limitations have kept researchers from conducting clinical research on a wider scale. Hence, this has mostly been tested on animals.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Chronic inflammation of the digestive tract is not a joke; it can seriously threaten one’s life. The concurrent abdominal pain, malnutrition and diarrhea that follow is not at all easy to bear. That would explain why this disease remains incurable. A small sample size used for the study seems to indicate that Marijuana eases all such problems without any side effects.

Parkinson’s Disease

Whether you have heard of it or not, this one causes shivering and trouble with pain, sleep and movement. The psychoactive postulates contained by the Marijuana plant could help treat all such issues. Study has already proved that sleep deprivation is something that the Marijuana plant especially helps combat.

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