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Medical Marijuana and Arthropathy, gout

What Is Arthropathy, gout?

Arthropathy, more commonly known as gout, sounds like something out of the dark ages or something your great granddad talked about having all the time. It's actually not that uncommon, and yes it is more common in older people because the human body's inability to process toxins and push them out of the body along with other kinds of waste. Gout, for whatever reason, strikes more men than women, although it's not impossible for women to develop the condition too. Simply put, the uric acid, which is typically found in the exiting waste of urine in high concentrations, stays in the body instead of leaving and deposits itself in and around joints in a hard, almost calcified-type crust causing inflammation in between and around the joints it affects. The direct and ending result is inflammation similar to infection, swelling, and pain that may make it hard to move or downright impossible to even get out of bed in the morning.

Medical Marijuana and Arthropathy, gout

Arthropathy Gout and Medical Marijuana
It is an extremely an frequently dehabilitating disease, although the symptoms can come and go as quickly as a few days or stay as long as a few months. It mimics in just about every way rheumatoid arthritis, and initially will be accidentally diagnosed as such. Although this wouldn't be a horrid thing, as some of the drugs prescribed for RA would bring the gout patient relief for a little while, misdiagnosed ailments are costly in the long run to both patients and the medical field as visits would continue since the patient can't find enough relief to function. The pills used to treat gout itself have to be closely monitored so not too much sodium, sodium uric acid, and potassium are flushed from the body in an attempt to flush the waste chemical that produces gout. As anyone who has every had a charlie horse knows, not enough potassium in the blood can produce the most intense muscle cramps ever. While you're trying to get rid of the gout, why would you want to exchange them for extreme onset of muscle spasms and cramps? And sodium itself helps regulate fluid levels in the body; without it dehydration and extreme thirst with the potential for hallucinations can occur. How's that for side effects of a medication that is supposed to rid the body of a substance that causes chronic joint pain and inflammation?
Medical Marijuana Uses for Arthropathy Gout
That's just not fun, but medicine can be a little fun. Medical marijuana produces enough pain relief to end the need for other prescription medications for gout. Gout sufferers can take medical marijuana in just about any form; from the classically inhaled to the topical balms, patients with gout can find the route to relief with medical marijuana their own way. Obviously the ingested and topical methods would be high on the list of recommended means of consumption by those with gout. Inflammation is reduced, swelling is relieved somewhat, and the pain threshold becomes elevated so the patient can't feel any hurt at all.
Gout suffers may want to "mix and match" the two main strains of medical marijuana to get the right dosage level of each that manages their symptoms best. It is a little trial and error, but you still get the benefits of some relief without serious side effects or several trips to the doctor. As long as you have a medicinal marijuana card carrier in the state where it is legal, you can show it to any dispensary or grower and make a request for a change in the type or sub-type of medical marijuana you need.
Pain relief without the worry of misdiagnoses data, because even RA can benefit from this, to the side effects that are more than tolerable and worth the exchange for pain relief medical marijuana can provide the gout sufferer all of the above. As for the previously mentioned "fun" of medication, the psychoactive effects can make one giddy and happy, despite what level of pain they are feeling, and laughter is the best medicine of all.

Arthropathy Gout and Medical Marijuana

It is an extremely an frequently dehabilitating disease, although the symptoms can come and go as quickly as a few days or stay as long as a few months. It mimics in just about every way rheumatoid arthritis, and initially will be accidentally diagnosed as such. Although this wouldn't be a horrid thing, as some of the drugs prescribed for RA would bring the gout patient relief for a little while, misdiagnosed ailments are costly in the long run to both patients and the medical field as visits would continue since the patient can't find enough relief to function. The pills used to treat gout itself have to be closely monitored so not too much sodium, sodium uric acid, and potassium are flushed from the body in an attempt to flush the waste chemical that produces gout. As anyone who has every had a charlie horse knows, not enough potassium in the blood can produce the most intense muscle cramps ever. While you're trying to get rid of the gout, why would you want to exchange them for extreme onset of muscle spasms and cramps? And sodium itself helps regulate fluid levels in the body; without it dehydration and extreme thirst with the potential for hallucinations can occur. How's that for side effects of a medication that is supposed to rid the body of a substance that causes chronic joint pain and inflammation?

Medical Marijuana Uses for Arthropathy Gout

That's just not fun, but medicine can be a little fun. Medical marijuana produces enough pain relief to end the need for other prescription medications for gout. Gout sufferers can take medical marijuana in just about any form; from the classically inhaled to the topical balms, patients with gout can find the route to relief with medical marijuana their own way. Obviously the ingested and topical methods would be high on the list of recommended means of consumption by those with gout. Inflammation is reduced, swelling is relieved somewhat, and the pain threshold becomes elevated so the patient can't feel any hurt at all.

Gout suffers may want to "mix and match" the two main strains of medical marijuana to get the right dosage level of each that manages their symptoms best. It is a little trial and error, but you still get the benefits of some relief without serious side effects or several trips to the doctor. As long as you have a medicinal marijuana card carrier in the state where it is legal, you can show it to any dispensary or grower and make a request for a change in the type or sub-type of medical marijuana you need.Pain relief without the worry of misdiagnoses data, because even RA can benefit from this, to the side effects that are more than tolerable and worth the exchange for pain relief medical marijuana can provide the gout sufferer all of the above. As for the previously mentioned "fun" of medication, the psychoactive effects can make one giddy and happy, despite what level of pain they are feeling, and laughter is the best medicine of all.

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