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Cannabis as a Natural Alternative to Over-The-Counter Drugs

Cannabis products should be used as a natural alternative to over-the-counter drugs

Millions of people use cannabis on a regular or irregular basis for medicinal or recreational purposes or use products derived from it, such as Cannabidiol, better known as CBD.

Researchers have discovered that while the compounds in cannabis, known as cannabinoids, break down quickly, around 30 minutes after consumption, their metabolites stay in the blood for considerably longer. This is significant since they have the ability to treat certain conditions and improve the general health of the person who consumes it regularly. The different cannabinoids help the body in different ways.

Medical science still doesn’t fully understand the potential effects of marijuana on patients receiving over-the-counter drugs, though. Although some connections are known and have already been the focus of medical research, research is still being done on additional potential connections.

Consuming Medical Cannabis

There are two ways to use cannabis for therapeutic purposes: orally and through inhalation.

To consume it orally, one can purchase edible cannabis products that already have specific doses. Or one could prepare doses of flower and consume them as prescribed.  On the other hand, inhaled intake requires using a vaporizer (a CE-marked medical device) with hot, filtered air. With a which can be found on magicvaporizers.de, cannabis is heated to high temperatures (without being burned), releasing vapors that the patient must inhale.

Treatment Outcomes

Adults with chronic pain can be treated with cannabis and cannabinoids since existing scientific research shows that users feel significantly better and they do not experience pain symptoms after consumption. Those with Multiple Sclerosis who have spasms can benefit from short-term use of “oral cannabis” to alleviate the symptoms.

Some oral cannabinoids are also useful in preventing and treating nausea and vomiting in people receiving chemotherapy.

Therapeutic Use of Cannabis

Cannabis is often used for medical purposes in the following situations:

  • In cases of diseases including pain-related spasticity (such instance, Multiple Sclerosis, and spinal cord injuries) unresponsive to standard therapies.
  • When NSAIDs, corticosteroids, or opioids have failed to provide relief from chronic pain, especially neurogenic chronic pain.
  • When it is impossible to achieve the same effects with conventional medicines, to cause an anticholinergic and antiemetic effect in the presence of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, radiation, and medication therapies against HIV and AIDS.
  • To increase appetite in cases of cachexia, anorexia, and loss of appetite in AIDS, cancer, and anorexia nervosa patients.
  • To help stop uncontrollable facial and body movements in Tourette syndrome individuals who don’t respond to conventional therapy.
  • To treat glaucoma patients whose high intraocular pressure (hypotensive effect) is resistant to other traditional treatments.

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