Recent research suggests that medical marijuana may ease inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease flare-ups, reducing pain and helping those with Crohn’s disease enjoy a better quality of life.
One research study confirmed this by studying 50 people with active Crohn’s disease. The group that applied marijuana oil for eight weeks experienced better quality of life and reduced symptom severity than the group that used a placebo.
In another study, the patients who smoked cannabis cigarettes for eight weeks achieved remission more frequently than those who smoked placebo cigarettes.
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Cannabis, also known as medical marijuana, has been used as a therapeutic treatment since ancient times. Now, it is gaining popularity for its powerful properties, including its ability to relieve inflammation and decrease pain.
In particular, cannabis is currently being studied as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder for adults in the United States, which means that treatment is a major shared priority.
If you or a loved one suffers from Parkinson’s disease, here’s what you should know about using medical marijuana to alleviate unwanted symptoms.
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