Marijuana and MS Treatment | Does Marijuana Help MS?
There is a lot of conversation, research and debate surrounding the use and applications for medical marijuana. One area of focus is on marijuana and MS treatment.
MS stands for multiple sclerosis, which is a chronic central nervous system disease that affects the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord.
There has been some promise with regard to research on marijuana and MS treatment. So, how does marijuana help MS? Below are some things to know about marijuana and MS treatment.
- When people have autoimmune disorders, it’s common to have inflammation in the neural tissue, and cannabis is known as having anti-inflammatory properties
- There has been comprehensive research showing that medicines with cannabis can be helpful to treat muscle spasms.
- Often people with MS have gastrointestinal problems and cannabis may be helpful to treat those.
- The use of cannabis may also help with some of the mood-related symptoms of MS. For example, clinical depression is believed to be experienced by up to 50 percent of people with MS, but cannabis or cannabis-based medications might help with this.
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