Cannabis has taken over the therapeutic and medicinal world by storm. Doctors and physicians from all over the world are prescribing cannabis in various cases. Hospitals are relying on cannabis treatment for curing certain disorders. Cannabis has helped diminish and cure a lot of diseases in many patients like diabetes, nausea, loss of appetite, sickle cell anemia, cystic fibrosis and many more.
Inspite of all the debates and discussions that centers on the particular drug, its culture is expanding throughout the world. Today it is not just a recreational drug to help you relax; it’s a herb that could virtually cure diseases. There have been tens and hundreds of researches into the usage and capability of this particular plant. Many experiments have shown that cannabis does indeed ease out the difficulty and pain in many cases.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs, the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine.It causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract. This particular disease is said to occur in children and young adults. If left untreated, the effects of the disease could be fatal.
This unwanted collection of sticky mucus may cause life-threatening lung infections and serious digestion problems. This disorder may also affect the sweat glands and a man’s reproductive system.
Generally doctors prescribe antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines, bronchodilators, and other medicines to help clear the mucus. These medicines help treat or prevent lung infections, reduce swelling and thin mucus. Millions of people in the world have the defective CF gene. These people do not necessarily face the symptoms of the deadly disease. Cystic fibrosis only occurs when the child has two defective CF genes, one from each parent.
Cannabis and Cystic Fibrosis
Cannabis has been an age old treatment for all kinds of diseases. It contains a compound called Cannabidiol (CBD) which has antiemetic, bronchodilating, anti-inflammatory, anti-diarrheal and hypo-analgesic properties. It has been seen that anumber of physiological mechanisms of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids coincide with the pathology of CF.
Many experiments and researches have shown that cannabis can reduce and sometimes cure some of the effects of cystic fibrosis and help the patient relax.