Almost all analgesic (pain-relieving) medication has limited efficacy for some types of pain. Medical marihuana is particularly useful because it has a broad spectrum of efficacy and a unique set of side effects.
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Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disease that causes a progressive decline in brain function, and it specifically affects memory.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease.
There are two common types of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, but both affect the joints, causing pain, swelling, and limiting movement.
One of the unavoidable side effects of chemotherapy drugs used to treat cancer is the killing of healthy cells. Hence, following the chemotherapy treatments, the patient may experience various adverse effects like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and loss of control over the body. Medical marihuana is an effective natural antiemetic, which helps in overcoming nausea, thus allowing the patient to enjoy meals.
The dystonias are movement disorders in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.
Epilepsy is a persistent (chronic) condition of the brain. It involves unpredictable abnormal electrical discharges or misfirings of brain cells (neurons). This misfiring in the brain can cause episodes of bodily convulsions, loss of coordination, loss of consciousness or altered sensory states. These episodes are commonly called seizures. People with epilepsy have persistent and recurring […]
Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which people experience long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, anxiety, and other symptoms. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cause of this disorder is unknown. Although none have been well […]
Researchers investigating anecdotal evidence that cannabis relieves some of the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have discovered a potential new target for cannabis-derived drugs for treatment of the disease. This finding, published in the journal Gastroenterology today, could bring new hope for the UK’s 90,000 – 180,000 sufferers of diseases like Crohn’s and ulcerative […]
Glioma is a type of cancer that starts in the brain or spine. It is called a glioma because it arises from glial cells. The most common site of gliomas is the brain. Massi P, Vaccani A, Bianchessi S, Costa B, Macchi P, Parolaro D Department of Pharmacology, Chemotherapy and Medical Toxicology, University of Milan, […]