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Edibles: 10 Medical Conditions That Cannabis Can Help With

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Edibles are becoming a popular way to medicate for many patients. Not only are they delicious but they are a discreet option for people. Of course, there is also the option of making your own edibles right at home.

Edibles are becoming a popular way to medicate and help relax. It is more than just the standard marijuana brownie. THC infused candies, oils and drinks are becoming a new trend. The primary benefit of medicating with edibles is that edibles last for a much longer period of time. This provides relief for as much as 10 hours, depending on the potency of the product. There are also CBD edibles, which provide a wide range of therapeutic benefits without the high. In addition, more and more patients are making their own edibles right at home.

Medical Conditions

Crohn’s Disease

This is an inflammatory disorder that affects the gastrointestinal tract. Crohn’s disease occurs when an abnormal immune response results in chronic inflammation in the digestive tract.

Symptoms: of this condition include painful rectal bleeding, feeling constipated, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.

Edibles Benefit: Ingesting cannabis edibles can benefit Crohn’s disease patients since it enables cannabinoids to be evenly distributed to the actual root of the problem – in the stomach area, where the edibles are metabolized

Insomnia

A sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling or staying asleep. Not getting enough sleep can lead to even more health problems down the line, which is why it’s necessary to always ensure you’re getting good quality sleep.

Symptoms: Insomnia can be caused by other medical disorders, such as depression, anxiety, stress; or physical ailments such as chronic pain.

Edibles Benefit: Edibles are an excellent way to solve this problem since the right dosage can help you fall and stay asleep for several hours. Consuming product made from indica strains are best.

Respiratory and Lung Diseases

This can be such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, the flu, chronic bronchitis, the common cold, and asthma. Smoking is not an option for patients with lung disease. This is because they can introduce irritants to the lungs or cause airway obstruction when smoked heavily.

Symptoms: A cough, trouble breathing, chest pain, and pneumonia.

Edibles Benefit: On the other hand, it’s easy to consume edibles even if you have a respiratory condition. A patient may want to consume edibles ahead of time as a preventive measure since in most cases it takes around 30 minutes for its effects to set in.

Chronic Pain

This is one of the most common reasons patients use medical cannabis is for chronic pain. Many things can cause chronic pain: inflammations caused by infections, injuries or casualties, cancer, fibromyalgia, and many more.

Symptoms: Chronic pain is defined as debilitating pain that lasts for over 12 weeks, sometimes for months or even longer. Pain, headaches, gastro issues, IBS, exhausting can all be symptoms.

Edibles Benefit: But cannabis is an effective natural remedy for pain with no side effects. Edibles can be used to prevent and treat chronic pain symptoms, giving patients the ability to continue doing life with minimal to no more pain.

Dysmenorrhea

Actually, this is a common condition affecting millions of women around the world. Dysmenorrhea, or menstrual pain, can sometimes be so unbearable that many women are unable to do the tasks they need to for the day or even ask for a sick leave from work when needed.

Symptoms: back pain, lower abdomen pain, and hip pain. Most even struggle with other symptoms including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, or general achiness.

Edibles Benefit: Take an edible on the days you suffer from period pain and the pain can be greatly reduced to almost nothing in the span of around an hour or less. Chocolate Brownie seems like a perfect option!

Cancer Treatment

Cancer especially chemotherapy may bring with it a host of side effects. Cancerous tumors then spread or invade nearby tissues. In addition, as these tumors grow, some cancer cells can break off and travel to distant places in the body through the blood or the lymph system and form new tumors far from an original tumor.

Symptoms: Appetite loss, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and pain – all of which cannabis can help address.

Edibles Benefit: Patients undergoing chemotherapy can consume edibles to treat these conditions while reducing the risk of cancer spreading within the body because of cannabis’ cancer-fighting properties.

Musculoskeletal pain

Muscles, bones, and joints can be treated with edibles. These conditions may be brought about by rigorous workout routines (such as those done by athletes), muscle spasms, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, gout, lupus, and more.

Symptoms: Musculoskeletal pain may be chronic and last for several hours at a time, with aches, pains, and muscle twitches. Commonly, suffer fatigue and sleep disturbances.

Edibles Benefit: Elderly patients suffering from age-related problems such as arthritis may benefit more from using CBD or low-dose edibles. Ingest a brownie, macaroon or some CBD-infused water.

Migraines

More than 37 million Americans experience migraines. In severe cases, migraines have made it impossible to get anything done.  Migraines are recurrent throbbing headaches that typically affects one side of the head.

Symptoms: Migraines may also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. In addition, light and sound sensitivity can be a regular struggle.

Edibles Benefits: The benefits of cannabis for migraine treatment is widely documented, and may be an excellent administration method of choice for patients who suffer from long bouts of migraines.

Mental disorders

Many people suffer from a form of a mental disorder. Popular and quite normal are depression, anxiety, and even stress-related conditions. Clinical depression lasts for a long time. In addition, sometimes patients experience depressive bouts for several days.

Symptoms: Depression is very common and mental disorders are commonly affected by mood change, appetite change and trouble with sleep.

Edibles Benefit: Additionally, edibles can safely provide the same benefits of antidepressants but without the side effects and addictive properties. This also helps with an anxiety people may feel from smoking.

Autoimmune disorders

This occurs when the immune system mistakenly causes the body to attack itself. There are over 80 different kinds of autoimmune conditions, although the most common types include systemic lupus, type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Symptoms:  For most fatigue and muscle aches are most common. On the other hand, some experience weight loss, hair loss, rashes and body numbness.

Edibles Benefit: Edibles can provide long-lasting relief for these conditions while helping patients manage their debilitating side effects. Especially for those suffering from weight loss who are struggling with eating.

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