Glaucoma & Optic Nerve Pain
Medical cannabis can treat glaucoma. It has topical agents that are strong enough and effective in decreasing the pathogenesis or intraocular pressure that normally causes glaucoma. It opens up the canal where the extra intraocular fluid can get out. As a result, it helps to stop or reverse the degeneration of the optic nerve and/or slow the need for surgical operation in individuals with glaucoma. This promotes vision and pain reduction in the affected patients.
Pain, Stress, Anxiety & Sleep
Marijuana ingestion helps lower tactile allodynia and neuropathic pain. It may also offer prevention from diabetic retinopathy, which the major cause of blindness in adults. The anti-inflammatory properties in the medicine may assist in relieving severe swelling of the limb in diabetic patients. The cannabis in marijuana can reduce blood pressure by dilating vessels. Marijuana can do away with various conditions that lead to high blood pressure like stress, lack proper sleep and chronic anxiety. It has been confirmed to be effective in improving sleep and lowering anxiety.
Depression, Self Esteem & Anxiety
Marijuana is also used to treat depression. Its ingestion increases relaxation, promotes sleepiness, and can trigger increased self-understanding. It can also lead to improved self-esteem and a big sense of euphoria. In addition, cannabinoids in marijuana can trigger neurogenesis in the hippocampus by adding cellular plasticity and stimulate the show of neurotrophin, thus reducing the signs of anxiety over a period of time.
Medical Marijuana is used in treating Alzheimer’s disease. It provides a person a way to not be distressed. This is the reason why there is an increased trend in the number of older patients making use of this medicine. Marijuana can help in reducing the adverse effects that Alzheimer’s has on a patient.
Chronic Pain, HIV & AIDS
Chronic pain is treated by using cannabinoids contained in marijuana. This helps in blocking the peripheral neuron, the brain and the spinal cord from getting pain impulses. Cannabinoids can also protect the neurons so that to prevent chronic pain from becoming worse. Marijuana ingestion contains anti-inflammatory properties that decreases pain coming from various conditions. Marijuana has been known also to reduce pain in HIV/AIDS related patients.
Although, it has side effects such as increased appetite and effects on euphoria, among other effects. The number of benefits of medical marijuana are many apart from the one mentioned above. Do not use marijuana for medical reasons without professional advice from qualified and licensed physicians.