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Medical Marijuana and Diabetic Peripheral Vascular Disease

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage that can occur within individuals who suffer from diabetes. If levels of blood sugar are too high, it can injure nerve fibers throughout the body, however nerve damage is generally contained to the locations of the legs and the feet. Depending on which area the affected nerves are located, symptoms of diabetic neuropathy can range from pain and numbness in your extremities, to problems in the digestive tract, urinary tract, blood vessels and heart. Many people who suffer from diabetic neuropathy have mild symptoms, but those who suffer greatly from this condition can experience symptoms that are painful, disabling and in some cases, fatal.

Diabetic neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes, and it can be prevented or slowed with tight blood sugar control and a completely healthy, clean lifestyle.

Medical marijuana is a proven anti-inflammatory treatment, and does not risk the same side effects as steroids, which is something that diabetics are supposed to always stay away from. Due to the fact that arterial inflammation usually occurs during the course of a diabetic’s life, cannabinoids are of great use to those who need an alleviator. Medical marijuana also treats patients with its neuroprotective properties, which means that it will help protect nerve covering from inflammatory attacks that caused by glycoproteins in the blood.

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