Are you thinking of using medical marijuana to help treat Crohn’s disease? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Crohn’s disease is one of the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Ohio. Read below to learn the benefits of using medical marijuana for Crohn’s disease.
What is Crohn’s Disease?
Before we get started, it’s good to cover the basics.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and irritation in the gastrointestinal tract. This is not to be confused with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), which is limited to the lower gastrointestinal tract and does not cause inflammation.
Unlike other IBD conditions, such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. Common symptoms of Crohn’s include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss.
In severe cases, people with Crohn’s may experience internal bleeding from the inflammation that occurs within their digestive tract. Although not life-threatening in most cases, Crohn’s can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. These complications include malnutrition or bowel obstructions in the advanced stages of the disease.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for Crohn’s disease. Still, there are treatment options available to help alleviate symptoms and reduce flare-ups or attacks on your body. One such treatment is medical marijuana.
What are the benefits of using Medical Marijuana for Crohn’s Disease?
Marijuana has been used to treat and alleviate various health conditions for centuries. . We encourage you to schedule a risk-free consultation with one of our certified medical marijuana doctors to determine whether medical marijuana is right for you. According to Healthline, a few of the most common health benefits of using medical marijuana include:
- Pain Management – MMJ is often used as a treatment for pain management as it may reduce pain.
- Nausea Management – Doctors will sometimes recommend MMJ for nausea management as it may bring aid.
- Neurological Management – An emerging field, doctors are using MMJ more and more to treat various neurological disorders, such as epileptic seizures, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and M.S., Cerebral Palsy.
If you want more information on medical marijuana, be sure to schedule an appointment with our friendly doctors at Releaf Health Clinic.
Can Medical Marijuana be used to treat Crohn’s Disease, and what are the benefits?
According to The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, using cannabis has helped improve IBD symptoms.
Some of the benefits of using medical marijuana to specifically treat Crohn’s disease include:
- Pain Management – If you’re suffering from chronic pain caused by Crohn’s, medical marijuana may be another method to help relieve symptoms.
- Improves Appetite – If you suffer from lack of appetite e, medical marijuana may help increase hunger.
- Relieves Nausea – If you have difficulty keeping down food, medical marijuana may help ease nausea.
The bottom line: Medical marijuana should never take the place of standard medical care but has been successfully used as a complementary and alternative method to help alleviate and treat the intractable symptoms of Crohn’s disease. Consult with our doctors to determine if MMJ is right for you!
About Releaf Health Clinic
If you’re considering using medical marijuana, look no further than Releaf Health Clinic. All of our certified medical marijuana doctors are actively practicing physicians and have been with our practice since Day 1.
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