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Treating Crohn’s Disease with Medical Marijuana in Ohio

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s Disease is an illness involving inflammation of the bowels. This condition causes persistent gastrointestinal inflammation as well as a slew of other life-altering symptoms. Crohn’s disease is a condition which will typically cause inflammation in different parts of the digestive tract in different people and most individuals are effected differently. This inflammation frequently spreads into the bowel’s deeper layers.

Fortunately, Crohn’s Disease has been added to Ohio’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, and hundreds of people have found relief from their symptoms thanks to medical marijuana in Ohio.

Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

  • Fever
  • Oral Sores
  • Reduced Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Liver inflammation
  • Inflammation of bile ducts
  • Skin inflammation
  • Eye inflammation
  • Inflammation in the joints
  • Stunted growth in children

Can Marijuana help with Crohn’s Disease?

Patients who use medical marijuana to treat Crohn’s Disease have reported significant improvements and reductions in symptoms. Patients have reported significantly less pain since beginning to use Ohio medical marijuana. Diarrhea, nausea, and even bloating have all been demonstrated to be relieved by cannabis. In addition, Crohn’s Disease patients have reported an increase in appetite.

Cannabis has long been used to treat a variety of symptoms and diseases, many of which are related to the gastrointestinal tract. The benefits of the plant are attributed to cannabinoids acting as an external supplement and inhibiting several metabolic processes, including nausea suppression, gut motility modulation, smooth muscle contraction reduction, and acid secretion control.

The idea that cannabis could help people with Crohn’s Disease comes from preclinical studies that looked at the effects of cannabinoid receptor loss, cannabinoid receptor antagonists (blockers), and a lower number of endocannabinoids — all of which resulted in increased immune system activity, which was linked to gastric inflammation.

The gut’s microbiota, immune cells, and functional epithelium are all influenced by the endocannabinoid system, which contains cannabinoids, their receptors, and metabolic enzymes. Inflammation in the gastrointestinal system is reduced as a result of this interaction. Medical cannabis has been demonstrated in multiple trials to offer a significant potential benefit and alleviation from the symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

Side-Effects of Cannabis on Crohn’s Disease patients

Always consult with your licensed medical marijuana doctor. Side-effects of medical marijuana may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Memory
  • Appetite
  • Mood
  • Reaction Time
  • Paranoia

Ohio Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

Take our qualification survey and make an appointment at TruReleaf MD now if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease in Ohio and are interested in learning more about how medical marijuana can assist you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our Ohio Medical Marijuana clinics.