Medical Marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis in Plantation, Florida
The Green Life Health and Wellness is located in Plantation, Florida. We are Broward county’s leading medical marijuana provider.
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Multiple sclerosis is a disease in which the immune system eats away at the protective covering of nerves. Many symptoms of multiple sclerosis can be effectively treated with medical cannabis. People all over the world have found relief from pain, muscle spasms and more after using it for some time. What makes medical marijuana so effective in treating this incurable neurodegenerative disorder? Here is how marijuana eases the symptoms of MS.
First of all, what is multiple sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease affecting the central nervous system. This disorder causes the immune system to incorrectly attack the healthy tissue in the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. The resulting nerve damage disrupts communication between the brain and the body. Multiple sclerosis is the most widespread disabling neurological condition of young adults around the world. You can develop MS at any age, but most people receive diagnoses between the ages of 20 and 50.
What are the symptoms?
Multiple sclerosis causes many different symptoms, and these can and do vary from person to person regarding the duration and severity of each. Some of the more common symptoms include vision loss, pain, fatigue, and impaired coordination. Some people may be symptom free most of their lives, while others can have severe chronic symptoms that never go away.
Recent findings from a National MS Society study estimate that nearly one million people in the United States are living with this disease. This is more than double the last reported number, and the first national research on MS prevalence since 1975. The society also estimates that 2.3 million people live with MS globally. According to the Multiple Sclerosis Discovery Forum, about 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States.
Is there a cure?
Unfortunately, there is no known cure for this disease. Current treatments for multiple sclerosis include powerful prescription drugs to help delay its progression. These drugs suppress the immune system in order to achieve this, which is concerning because suppressing the immune system makes the body vulnerable to many ailments. However, people all over the world have been turning to medical cannabis for safe and effective relief from the symptoms of MS.
How cannabis can help provide relief:
- Muscle control: Research has shown that cannabis is effective at relieving muscle stiffness and involuntary muscle spasms.
- Pain relief: Marijuana is one of the safest and most effective alternative treatments for chronic pain. The analgesic cannabinoids THC and CBD reduce inflammation and engage the body’s pain receptors, and studies have shown that 20 mg of THC is comparable to 120 mg of codeine for reducing pain.
- Improve digestion: Between 70 and 80 percent of the body’s immune cells are housed in the gut. Since Multiple Sclerosis affects the immune system, it can wreak havoc on the digestive system. The cannabinoids in marijuana reduce inflammation in the gut, providing relief for symptoms such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive issues.
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