Cachexia and Medical Marijuana in Ohio
Ohio patients diagnosed with cachexia often experience severe weight loss, without trying. This is why people refer to cachexia as the ‘wasting syndrome’. People with cachexia lack appetite, which is why they tend to lose weight. By not having a good appetite, patients suffer from severe fatigue, lack of energy, depression, anxiety, nausea, and more. Sometimes Cachexia is a symptom of another underlying health condition such as MS, Aids, or cancer. However, medical marijuana is now allowed to treat Cachexia for those diagnosed in Ohio.
How does Medical Marijuana Help with Cachexia?
Medical marijuana can help relieve a variety of symptoms that those diagnosed with Cachexia face on a daily basis. The main symptom of Cachexia, or the ‘wasting syndrome’ is extreme and unexpected weight loss. Medical marijuana can help stimulate patients’ appetite, and as a result of more nutrients being put into the body, and give them more energy. Cachexia patients can also find relief from medical marijuana by using strains specifically grown to relieve their depression and anxiety. The cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, bind with our body’s natural endocannabinoid receptors by helping regulate a patient’s pain, appetite, mood, and memory. Patients diagnosed with Cachexia can find relief from their qualifying condition by using a variety of products available to purchase from Ohio dispensaries.
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