Medical Marijuana for Seizures in Plantation, Florida
The Green Life Health and Wellness is ready to help you or a loved on fight epilepsy with medical marijuana in Plantation, Florida.
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The use of marijuana to help treat epilepsy and other varying neurological conditions has been studied and debated over a number of years.
In June of 2018, the FDA approved a CBD oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with epilepsy.
So what is medical marijuana?
Cannabis is the latin named that most pharmaceutical companies use. Medical cannabis is the whole marijuana plant that is used for specific medicinal purposes.
Cannabinoids are substances derived from cannabis that acts on cannabinoid receptors (cells in the body):
- THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, which causes the effects of “being high”
- CBD, cannabidiol, which has shown to have positive effects on various body systems.
So what is epilepsy?
When a person has two unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. A seizure is considered unprovoked when it occurs for no reason. In the United States, epilepsy affects more than 3.4 million people. Keep in mind seizures are not a disease – they are symptoms of brain disorders.
How do seizures occur?
A seizure results from an immense surge of electrical activity in the brain that causes an imbalance of brain cell activities. The severity of seizures ranges from something that can be hardly noticeable to completely incapacitating. There are multiple things that can cause seizures including bright/flashing lights, drug use, alcohol use, low blood sugar and even stress.
There are a variety of medications that reduce and prevent the spread of seizure, but many of them are accompanied with less than desirable side effects. Many of the causing dizziness, fatigue, sleep problems, appetite loss, headaches/migraines, vomiting and nausea. Long term use can cause even more serious complications throughout the entire body.
How medical marijuana can help fight epilepsy in Plantation, Florida.
Laboratory studies have shown that CBD can help fight harmful seizures. The endocannabinoid symptom helps regulate many physiological functions and keeps the body in homeostasis. CBD and THC are phytocannabinoids from cannabis plants that have medicinal effects on ailments. By binding with endocannabinoid receptors in the body they are able to help control seizures.
THC, Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol, has shown positive effects as an antiepileptic and anticonvulsant. While THC produces euphoric effects related to cannabis products. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid which also helps with seizure control. CBD prevents THC from binding, this reduces psychoactive effects that can result from THC.
The combination for THC and CBD has done amazing things in fighting seizures.
Scientific studies with real results on medical marijuana and epilepsy.
A study conducted in early 2017 Mexico showed that around 17% of participants observed 100% relief from symptoms. Another 53% of patients suffering from Lennox-Gastaut, childhood epilepsy, saw a 75% reduction in symptoms.
Another study performed, researchers treated epilepsy patients and healthy adults with a placebo and CBD. None of the participants reported adverse side effects. 7 out of 15 epileptic patients noted improvements in symptoms, while another 4 reported living seizure free.
A third study by the New England Journal of Medicine, focused on children with Dravet showed that CBD could decrease the frequency of seizures by 39%.
Medical Marijuana Interactions
Before you begin using medical marijuana, you need to inform your medical marijuana doctor about any other prescriptions and medications you may be taking. This includes over the dietary supplements, counter drugs and prescription drugs that could interact with medical marijuana and cause problems. Interactions with cocaine and amphetamines can increase heart rate and blood pressure causing damage to your heart’s muscles.
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The Green Life Health and Wellness
The Center for Health and Wellness provides medical marijuana evaluations and certifications for eligible Florida residents