Studies Show Marijuana May Help wih Crohn's disease.
There have been several studies showing improvement in symptoms associated with IBD, leading to an improvement in the quality of life.
Cannabis use is common among IBD patients, with the majority of patients using cannabis to control IBD-related symptoms including pain, nausea, poor appetite, and sleep disturbances.
In a study of 292 US patients, 12.3% of IBD patients reported current cannabis use. In this study, current users noted a significant improvement in abdominal pain, poor appetite, nausea, and diarrhea.
Medical Marijuana to Treat Crohn’s Disease
The typical treatments used to relieve Crohn’s symptoms include antibiotics, corticosteroids or injections of various drugs such as, Remacade, Humira, Cimzia and Tysabri.
Recent medical studies suggest that cannabis oil has a much better safety profile and no serious side effects compared to other drugs used to treat this Crohn’s. You should be aware that none of these treatments is a cure for Crohn’s disease but will help control the symptoms and may be able to improve the quality of your life.
In a recent study, people with Crohn’s disease saw symptoms improve after they began using cannabis oil as it can be effective and doesn’t produce the side effects other medications do.
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