Marijuana For Autoimmune Disorders
Cannabis legalization in Canada has given people with autoimmune disorders access to relief from pain and discomfort that they may have never been able to find before. This newfound access to cannabis has allowed many people to live more comfortably and productively, without the need to consult with a physician or first obtaining a prescription.
Even if you have a chronic autoimmune disorder, you should always consult with a doctor before trying to treat it yourself with cannabis. Cannabis has a long history of helping people with autoimmune disorders control their pain and discomfort, but only under the guidance of a trained professional.
What Are Autoimmune Disorders?
Autoimmune disorders are disorders that can cause the body’s natural immune defense system to overreact and attack healthy tissues and organs. Overactivation can lead to the production of too many antibodies, which can attack the body’s own tissues and organs. Underactivation can lead to a lack of antibodies, which can make the patient more susceptible to infection.
Autoimmune disorders are diseases caused by the human body attacking itself. These diseases can be hard to understand and treat, but they are real and serious. They are caused by problems with the human immune system, which is supposed to protect us from things that can harm us. Unfortunately, in some people the immune system can get out of control and attack the body’s own cells, which can be very harmful. There are many different autoimmune disorders, but they all have one common cause: problems with the human immune system. If you have an autoimmune disorder, it’s important to see a doctor to get help.
When your immune system wages full-out war against your own body, the consequences can be devastating and often quite debilitating. As antibodies are sent out to attack healthy tissue, organs or skin, oftenentimes the symptoms are accompanied by extreme discomfort and pain.
Some of the most common autoimmune disorders are conditions like multiple sclerosis which attack the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves, and Crohn’s disease which can affect the human digestive system.
Treatment for Autoimmune Disorders
The modern science of immunology is still not entirely sure why the human body experiences immune system attacks in certain situations, but one common symptom of many of these conditions is inflammation. Unfortunately, there is no cure for these conditions and few effective treatment options available for most patients.
Many medicines prescribed to people with autoimmune disorders are effective in reducing inflammation and suppressing the immune system. Some of these treatments, called immunosuppressants, can even go so far as to stop the immune system from functioning completely. This can allow the patient some relief from the constant harm their own body is doing to them.
Despite the many benefits of traditional medical treatments, there are often a wide range of unpleasant side effects. For some patients, this can be mild or even uncomfortable, but for others, it can be life-threatening. For example, disabling the entire immune system can lead to serious infections that the patient will be unable to fight off on their own.
Marijuana and Autoimmune Disease
Cannabis has been used for centuries to relieve a variety of medical conditions. Recent studies suggest that it can also help reduce symptoms of immune system disorders. Whether used for general relief or for specific conditions, cannabis seems to be a perfect match.
We know that many people who use cannabis for inflammation or other symptoms report improvements, so it makes sense that it could be a helpful treatment for autoimmune disease. However, there is still a lot we don’t know about the connection between marijuana and autoimmune disease, and more research is needed before we can say for sure that it works.
Recent research suggests that cannabis and the immune system interact with one another in a beneficial way via the endocannabinoid system. This system plays an important role in controlling immune system functions, and immune cells have the appropriate receptors for interacting with the cannabinoids in cannabis. By creating a communication connection between cannabis and the immune system, the body allows cannabinoids to coax it from operating in an overdrive and ease down operations to slow its aggressive attack on otherwise healthy cells and tissue.
Cannabis is a fascinating plant with a complex relationship with the immune system. Recent studies are shedding new light on the role cannabis can play in treating inflammation, joint pain, digestive issues, and many other immune system-related symptoms. Thousands of people have found relief from their conditions using cannabis, and we believe it could be a key part of restoring health and control for many more.
Alternative research on THC and immune system disorders provides a promising option for many people struggling with one or more of these debilitating conditions. This allows them to regain a sense of lost security, functioning out in the world without needing to suppress their natural immune system functions.
What About Tolerance?
Regular users of cannabis may develop a tolerance to the drug, requiring a higher dosage to achieve the same therapeutic effects. It is possible that over time the psychoactive potency of cannabis may decline slightly, but the medicinal ingredients in cannabis will still work. It is not possible to become immune to marijuana, but if your results using it to treat an autoimmune disorder are reduced, you can take a short tolerance break or “T Break” to improve your results.
Tolerance to cannabis is common, and short breaks from using the drug can help to reset one’s system and experience the benefits again.
If you are using marijuana for medical purposes, you may find that it loses its effectiveness over time. If this happens, there are other methods available to you. For example, you may want to try a product with a higher CBD to THC ratio. You may also want to stock up on multiple strains and varieties of cannabis, so that you have a variety of strains to choose from. By using a small amount of the CBD-heavy cannabis strain as part of your treatment routine, you can save the psychoactive effects for when you want to relax.
Maintaining a tighter control over your doses of cannabis can help you avoid developing a tolerance to the drug, which in turn will help to ensure that your medication remains effective.