Medical marijuana can be used to address chronic pain and other conditions. The human body produces substances called “endocannabinoids” that perform a variety of functions. Researchers have found that patients with certain conditions have abnormally low levels of endocannabinoids. The cannabinoids in medical marijuana can perform the same functions as the endocannabinoids and, thus, replace them. Medical marijuana is not addictive, so it is a much safer option in North Palm Beach than drugs like opioids that are addictive.
What is It Used to Treat?
Medical marijuana can be used to treat a variety of conditions. For example, it helps glaucoma patients by reducing the pressure within the eye. It, thus, reduces the risk of damage to the optic nerve and the resultant vision loss.
This treatment option can help patients with epilepsy by reducing the number of seizures they have. It works by regulating the number of neurotransmitters released within the brain. Controlling the neurotransmitters reduces the abnormal bursts of electrical activity that trigger seizures.
People in North Palm Beach with autoimmune disorders like lupus often have abnormally low levels of endocannabinoids. The cannabinoids in medical marijuana replace missing endocannabinoids and, thus, ease the patient’s symptoms.
Patients with cancer often have to undergo radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy. While these treatments are effective, they often cause such unpleasant side effects as vomiting or nausea. Medical marijuana relieves those side effects.
Patients can take medical marijuana in a variety of ways. Our team will help the patient choose a method that best suits their needs.
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Whether you are dealing with cancer or some type of inflammation of the immune system, get in touch with us at Androgenix and learn more information about all of your available treatment options. Contact us today for a consultation in North Palm Beach.