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Crohn's Qualifies for Medical Marijuana in South Dakota

Patients in South Dakota suffering from Crohn’s disease may now use medicinal marijuana to alleviate their symptoms. If you have Crohn’s Illness, a kind of inflammatory bowel disease, you realize how difficult it may be to manage your symptoms. Patients who have an inflamed digestive system encounter symptoms such as diarrhea, severe stomach discomfort, exhaustion, and weight loss. Crohn’s disease is a relapsing-remitting illness. This implies that individuals with the condition go through periods of remission (having few or no symptoms) followed by “flare-ups,” when symptoms worsen. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but pharmacological alternatives may help patients manage their symptoms, which is why medical cannabis is a viable choice for keeping the condition in remission.

How can South Dakota patients with Crohn's use  Medical Marijuana as a Treatment?

Doctors are unsure what causes Crohn’s disease, although they believe it is caused by an immune system imbalance. Medical marijuana has been demonstrated to be effective in reducing inflammation, which eventually leads to more painful and severe symptoms. We need to understand the function of cannabinoids in the body when it comes to cannabis therapy and Crohn’s disease. Cannabinoids attach to receptors in your intestines. THC is one of the cannabinoids that may help decrease inflammation in the stomach and throughout the body. Reducing inflammation in your stomach is critical to avoiding more negative side effects. Cannabis may assist persons suffering with chrons alleviate the following negative effects and symptoms:

  • Pain (chronic, severe, or intractable)
  • Overall mood
  • Appetite
  • Gastrointestinal motility
  • Memory function
  • Emotion or stress
  • Immune function

Doctors often administer steroid or immunosuppressant drugs to Crohn’s disease patients, which may cause unpleasant side effects. If these sorts of medicine and treatment have failed to control your ailment, medicinal marijuana may be an alternative for you!

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