Symptoms Treated With Medical Cannabis
Diseases and other medical conditions do not discriminate. One way or another, we all fall victim to them – be it pain, nasua, stress, anxiety, insomnia, depression, and even more serious conditions such as cancer.
Unfortunately, medical conditions/diseases and sometimes treatment can lead us to various unwanted, and in many cases, DAILY unwanted symptoms.
Some health issues are more serious than others and affect people differently, which means treatment will also vary. This can normally include pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications which are not without their long list of side effects.
Side effects can change your life for the worse, affecting work, family, socialization, hobbies, body image – and this is the short list.
Some common side effects caused by traditional pharmaceuticals include:
- Skin rash or dermatitis
- Dry mouth
Examples of more serious effects include:
- Suicidal thoughts
- Abnormal heart rhythms
- Internal bleeding
With life changing side effects such as these, it’s no wonder the World Health Organization recently estimated that 80 percent of people worldwide rely on herbal medicines for some part of their primary health care. This means more people than ever are taking a holistic approach to help ease their mild to severe symptoms/medical conditions.
But of course we can’t discuss natural relievers without mentioning medical marijuana. It’s the “new kid” on the block that’s actually been around for quite some time. But with recent legalization in Canada, more people are becoming aware of the amazing ways medical cannabis can help relieve common symptoms.
According to StatCan.gc.ca, over 50% of marijuana users are taking this fascinating plant in the form of CBD and/or THC for medical purposes. Most have reported positive changes in their symptoms when taking it with the direction of a qualified physician.
At this point you’re probably wondering what types of symptoms can be relieved by medical cannabis. We have compiled a list of the most common symptoms/conditions below.
But before we get into it, it’s important to note that this list does not cover all symptoms, since there is a wide variety. The best way to know if your symptom(s) qualify for medical cannabis use, is to book an appointment to speak with a physician near you.
Let’s dive into the symptoms/conditions! If you suffer from any of the below symptoms/conditions, you may qualify for medical cannabis.
Most, if not all of us will suffer from stress at some point. We expose ourselves to this common symptom when we’re at work, at home taking care of the family, school, or even when checking our bank accounts. There are so many different stress triggers that are treated in many different ways. Fortunately, medical cannabis for stress with the right CBD – THC balance is known to be very effective in reducing stress.
Like stress, anxiety affects most of us. Sometimes even stress leads to anxiety. Other anxiety triggers can come from taking medication, personal life issues, phobias, panic disorder, depression, losing a loved one and other mild to severe life situations. Medical cannabis for anxiety can be very helpful in relieving your symptoms.
Depression can lead to life threatening situations, so it’s very important to seek help and possibly even treatment. Unfortunately, traditional treatments can come with a wide variety of side effects that can sometimes make the situation worse. Many people have turned to medical cannabis for depression to help ease the symptoms of medication or the depression itself.
Arthritis, back pain, joint pain, pain from serious medical illnesses such as cancer – these are all common reasons for sufferers to want to ease their symptoms. Medical cannabis for pain can significantly improve your quality of life.
Troubles sleeping? Stress, anxiety, depression, pain and even the use of pharmaceuticals can cause chronic insomnia, leading you to even more unwanted symptoms that are detrimental to your health. Many medical cannabis for insomnia users rely on the right CBD to THC balance to help them sleep soundly at night.
Critical illnesses such as cancer are treated with medication and chemo which is hard on the body. This treatment normally causes severe nausea for many patients. Gastric problems are also common and heavily affect people’s lives. Medical cannabis is widely known to help relieve these chronic symptoms.
These are just some of the symptoms/conditions medical cannabis can help relieve. With the help of SmartLeaf Health Services, located inside Castleridge Medical Centre at 12 Castleridge Drive NE Calgary, AB T3J 1V4, you’ll be able to reach the right physician that will learn your symptoms and write a prescription so you can have access to the correct strains, dosage and levels of THC to CBD you need for your unique situation.