Epilepsy is classified as a neurological disorder with unpredictable seizure activity. This is a spectrum condition with numerous seizure types and symptoms, various means of gaining control, and no cure. However, there are treatments available to help manage the seizures and symptoms. The cause of the seizures may be the family history or a brain injury. In many cases the true cause of the seizures is never determined. Studies have been conducted for several years to determine if medical marijuana can help treat epilepsy. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the most common active ingredient. CBD or cannabidiol is another ingredient with the same medicinal properties. The number of seizures experienced by patients have been reduced with CBD due to the anticonvulsant properties. These properties target specific areas within the brain and are believed to have a positive impact on the messages sent to the brain by neurotransmitters.
The advisory panel for the Food and Drug Administration has recommended medical marijuana of the pharmaceutical grade for treating two rare types of epilepsy. Medical marijuana is different from CBD medication which is promoted for numerous health issues and much easier to get. The AES or The American Epilepsy Society has issues alerts for the three million individuals with epilepsy regarding the facts and myths about CBD medication. CBD comes from the cannabis in the marijuana plant but does not have the same positive impact on the condition as medical marijuana.
The District of Columbia and many states have legalized medical marijuana. This requires a prescription from a physician. The product is obtained from the basic extracts of the unprocessed marijuana plant specifically for the symptoms and treatment of medical conditions and illnesses. Medical marijuana does offer numerous benefits for individuals with epilepsy. Rigorous and recent research is suggesting medical marijuana has benefits for epilepsy as well as a number of other conditions.
There has been a recent surge of recognition pertaining to using medical marijuana for the treatment of seizure disorders. If you are interested in learning what what medical marijuana can do to help with your epilepsy, please feel free to get started by making an appointment with Androgenix Advanced Health and Wellness Center! At our convenient location in North Palm Beach, our caring and experienced professionals will be pleased to explain the many benefits of this treatment and help you decide if it might be right for you. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!