Can Medical Marijuana Help With Crohn’s Disease?

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Crohn’s disease is another disease with no known origin or cure, but it is an uncomfortable (and sometimes fatal) disease of the colon and small intestine. While Crohn’s disease commonly affects the colon or small intestine, it can develop anywhere along your gastrointestinal tract. While there is no known origin, researchers know it can be genetic. What makes the disease worse is it opens up the intestines to infections from bacteria and parasites. These complications can worsen the condition. Many people who suffer from Crohn’s disease end up taking antifungal medications to combat the fungi that develop in the intestines.

Symptoms of Crohn’s disease include abdominal cramps, blood stools, weight loss, diarrhea, and almost every uncomfortable bowel-related symptom imaginable. Crohn’s disease can also cause ulcers, inflammation of the joints, and anemia. The worst part about Crohn’s disease is symptoms can completely relapse. One day you’ll feel as if you’re finally going to live a relatively healthy life before Crohn’s disease flares up again and dramatically decreases life quality.

Fortunately, medical marijuana has made great strides in helping those who suffer from Crohn’s disease live a normal life. The cannabinoids in medical marijuana help regulate the appetite issues, pain, mood, and nausea associated with Crohn’s disease

Cannabis can be a great alternative or complement to traditional treatment for this debilitating condition. It’s not easy waking up needed to vomit what little food was consumed because of appetite issues. Fortunately, cannabis can help both these issues keep the body nourished and strong despite any issues ravaging the body’s immune system.

If you suffer from Crohn’s disease, then speak with your healthcare provider about how cannabis has anti-inflammatory properties shown to help reduce inflammation in the colon and gastrointestinal system. It may be just what you need to have a better quality of life with Crohn’s disease.

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