Does Crohn's disease qualify for medical marijuana in Ohio?
Ohio’s patients who suffer from Crohn’s disease can now find relief from their symptoms with medical marijuana. If you suffer from Crohn’s Disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, you understand how painful managing the symptoms of it can be. When the digestive tract becomes inflamed, patients experience symptoms such as diarrhea, severe stomach pain, fatigue, and weight loss. Crohn’s disease is known as a relapsing-remitting condition. This means that patients diagnosed with the disease experience periods of remission (having few or no symptoms) and then “flare-ups,” when symptoms get worse. Crohn’s disease does not have a cure, but medical options can help patients control their symptoms, which is why medical cannabis is a great option for keeping the disease in remission.
Cannabis as a Treatment for Crohn's Disease
Doctors are not exactly sure what causes Crohn’s disease but have assumptions that it is caused by a problem with the immune system. Medical marijuana has shown success in treating the inflammation that ultimately leads to more painful and severe symptoms. When it comes to cannabis treatment and Crohn’s disease, we must understand the role of cannabinoids in the body. Cannabinoids actually bind your gut with receptors. THC is one of those cannabinoids that can help reduce the gut’s inflammation and throughout your whole body. Reducing the inflammation in your gut is essential to avoid further unwanted side effects. Cannabis can help those with chrons to relieve the following side effects & symptoms:
Pain (chronic, severe, or intractable)
Emotion or stress
Oftentimes doctors prescribe those with Crohn’s disease steroid or immunosuppressant medications, which can bring along unwanted side effects to patients. If these types of medication and therapy have been ineffective for managing your condition, medical marijuana could be an option for you!
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