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What is Multiple Sclerosis, and how does it affect you?

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is an immune-mediated disease in which the immune system of the body mounts an inappropriate attack on the neurological system. The brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves make up the central nervous system, which is mainly affected by MS. The immune system’s aberrant response causes inflammation, which affects the system’s myelin, nerve fibers, and cells that generate myelin. While the exact etiology of MS is unknown, doctors believe that immune system abnormalities, genetic predisposition, and environmental variables all play a role in the disease’s development. Multiple sclerosis is a condition that qualifies for medical marijuana in Ohio. To see if cannabis can help you, contact an experienced Medical Marijuana doctor in Ohio.

Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

MS patients are likely to encounter one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Vision Issues
  • Slurred Speech
  • Sexual Side-Effects
  • Incontinence
  • Fatigue
  • Trembling
  • Stumbling
  • Poor Coordination
  • Consistent Pain
  • Muscles that are numb and/or weak

Is Medical Marijuana Effective in the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis?

While research into the effects of medical marijuana on Multiple Sclerosis is still in its early stages, studies reveal that medical marijuana may have a positive effect on MS treatment. The most significant issue that a patient with MS faces is that the CNS (Central Nervous System) and endocannabinoid system are out of balance, and as a result, the endocannabinoid system appears to activate during nervous system attacks, which are the most alarming symptom of MS. According to research, endocannabinoids have many anti-inflammatory qualities that help to reduce the damage caused by a nervous system attack.

Multiple Sclerosis and Medical Marijuana

Patients with MS have had great success using medicinal cannabis in recent years, not just treating their symptoms but also reducing their need on other pharmaceuticals. According to a new UCSD study, smoking medical marijuana had a significant influence on lowering spasticity in MS patients, especially when compared to a placebo. Other studies show that when patients started taking medical marijuana, the number of patients who needed to use opioids to treat their MS decreased by up to 77 percent. The use of sleep medicines and anti-anxiety meds has also decreased. Medical marijuana appears to be a highly efficient strategy in the fight against MS.

Possible Side-Effects of Medical Marijuana

Side effects of marijuana can include impacts in:

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

Nearby Medical Marijuana Doctors

Take our qualification survey and make an appointment now if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and are interested in learning more about how Ohio medical marijuana can benefit you. TruReleaf MD medical marijuana clinics are ready to help you!