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Medical Marijuana and Graves Disease

Medical Marijuana and Graves Disease
As with many medical conditions or treatments, the use of conventionally prescribed drugs often comes with potentially serious side effects as well. In the case of Graves Disease, radioiodine therapy may cause an increase in the eye related symptoms of the disease, as well as tenderness in your neck. Anti-thyroid drugs can cause joint pain, liver failure or a decrease in the production of white blood cells that are critical for fighting disease. Beta blockers can cause an asthma attack in asthma patients as well as interfere with the management of diabetes.
While medical marijuana has not been shown to directly reduce the production of thyroid hormones, it can certainly be used as a safer alternative to treat many of the symptoms associated with Graves Disease. Medical marijuana, for example, has a long history as a viable treatment for loss of appetite, insomnia and fatigue as well as for pain and anxiety. In addition, medical marijuana does not cause many of the serious side effects associated with traditional Grave Disease treatments.
Marijuana and Graves Disease: Clinical Evidence
For Graves Disease patients who are suffering from loss of appetite or weight loss as a result of the disease, medical marijuana may be an excellent option. Studies have repeatedly shown the effectiveness of medical marijuana as an appetite stimulant. Cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy have been studied using medical marijuana with excellent results showing that medical marijuana does work to activate the appetite. Although accepted as a valid anti-stress, anti-anxiety treatment for centuries, medical marijuana has also recently been shown in clinical trials to reduce anxiety levels on patients suffering from anxiety.
Along with acting as an appetitive stimulant and anti-anxiety treatment, medical marijuana can be used to help with any pain related to Graves Disease. Conventional treatments often leads to painful side-effects such as joint pain. Studies have shown that not only does medical marijuana significantly decrease pain levels, but it can also work to reduce a patient’s dependence on opiate based pain medications that are commonly prescribed for pain. By reducing the patient’s dependence on opiate based pain medications, the patient is at less risk for overdose, dependence or addiction.

Medical Marijuana and Graves Disease

As with many medical conditions or treatments, the use of conventionally prescribed drugs often comes with potentially serious side effects as well. In the case of Graves Disease, radioiodine therapy may cause an increase in the eye related symptoms of the disease, as well as tenderness in your neck. Anti-thyroid drugs can cause joint pain, liver failure or a decrease in the production of white blood cells that are critical for fighting disease. Beta blockers can cause an asthma attack in asthma patients as well as interfere with the management of diabetes.While medical marijuana has not been shown to directly reduce the production of thyroid hormones, it can certainly be used as a safer alternative to treat many of the symptoms associated with Graves Disease. Medical marijuana, for example, has a long history as a viable treatment for loss of appetite, insomnia and fatigue as well as for pain and anxiety. In addition, medical marijuana does not cause many of the serious side effects associated with traditional Grave Disease treatments.

Marijuana and Graves Disease: Clinical Evidence

For Graves Disease patients who are suffering from loss of appetite or weight loss as a result of the disease, medical marijuana may be an excellent option. Studies have repeatedly shown the effectiveness of medical marijuana as an appetite stimulant. Cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy have been studied using medical marijuana with excellent results showing that medical marijuana does work to activate the appetite. Although accepted as a valid anti-stress, anti-anxiety treatment for centuries, medical marijuana has also recently been shown in clinical trials to reduce anxiety levels on patients suffering from anxiety.

Along with acting as an appetitive stimulant and anti-anxiety treatment, medical marijuana can be used to help with any pain related to Graves Disease. Conventional treatments often leads to painful side-effects such as joint pain. Studies have shown that not only does medical marijuana significantly decrease pain levels, but it can also work to reduce a patient’s dependence on opiate based pain medications that are commonly prescribed for pain. By reducing the patient’s dependence on opiate based pain medications, the patient is at less risk for overdose, dependence or addiction.

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