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Can cannabis help people with digestive problems?

Updated on August 9, 2013

An alternative to over the counter medicine?

Many people suffer from digestive problems, such as diarrhoea, nausea, acid reflux, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Chron's Disease. Cannabis grown from cannabis seeds can help relieve the symptoms of these conditions. Licensed growers of medical marijuana purchase marijuana seeds for sale because they know that the herb can treat a number of health issues, including digestive problems.

How does cannabis help with digestive problems? In general, marijuana is used medically because it is a versatile medicine that can alleviate numerous symptoms created by a variety of diseases and health conditions. Basically, it changes how the brain communicates with the body.

Specific to intestinal issues, the chemical compound cannabinoid found in marijuana binds with cannabinoid receptors found in the body's digestive tract and have the following results: reducing inflammation, increasing nerve-muscle coordination, relieving spasms that cause nausea and discomfort and relaxing muscles, acting as analgesia and reducing the urge to vomit.

For example, nausea is caused by a self-feedback body mechanism that starts with dizziness, which then creates tension and fear, and then more dizziness. Cannabis helps to disable this feedback mechanism.

People with IBS and other serious intestinal conditions have found that medical cannabis can provide them with relief from their devastating and potentially crippling symptoms. Ulcerative colitis is the inflammation of the lining of the large intestine, and Crohn's disease is the inflammation of walls/lining of the small and/or large intestines. Both conditions bring pain and cramps, and other serious symptoms.

The cannabinoids in cannabis can relax contractions of intestinal muscles, and control inflammation in the area. Cannabinoids can also decrease fluid secretion by the stomach area, which can greatly reduce the incidents of ulcers. Users of medical cannabis from cannabis seeds can bring relief in a way that other medications have not been able to, and also means that patients may be able to avoid surgery or hospitalization.

As a pain reliever, medical cannabis is very effective for gastrointestinal suffers and lacks the side effects that come with prescription medication. Such serious side effects can include high blood pressure, heartburn, constipation, liver and bone marrow toxicity, vomiting, heart palpitations, seizures, unusual bleeding, blurred vision, numbness, fainting, swelling, sores in the mouth, headaches, cancer, glaucoma, diabetes, anaemia, congestive heart failure in susceptible individuals, cataracts and intraocular pressure increases, impotence, dyspepsia and rashes, to name just a few. These side effects can be serious, more serious than the condition that the medication is originally intended to treat, which makes medical cannabis grown from cannabis seeds even more attractive as a treatment option for IBS and other digestive disorders.

Side effects

cannabis seeds should be used carefully, as marijuana use can have side effects, and patients should be sure to follow their doctors' prescribed dosages of cannabis. It rarely happens, but cannabis from cannabis seeds can cause emotional changes and negative effects on the respiratory system. Frequent users may also develop a dependence on cannabis, and its use can be addictive and detrimental to daily productivity and relationships with others. Other minor problems with coordination can also happen to users of cannabis, and hypotension, or low blood pressure, can also come about when using cannabis.

Medical users of cannabis seeds for sale should be careful of the increase in appetite and weight gain that often comes with marijuana use. Cannabis is known to cause the "munchies", and therefore, users should be careful to satisfy their cravings not from eating junk food, but by eating healthier snacks and meals. Fruits, vegetables, quality sources of protein and organic over processed should be selected over chips, candy, ice cream and other starch- and carb- and fat-rich foods.

Cannabis seeds and marijuana seeds for sale allow medical users to experience a decrease in their digestive tract systems and discomfort, reducing problems with vomiting, ulcers, diarrhoea, constipation, and basic bad gas. While using cannabis, patients should also engage in healthy activities to boost the effects. These include eating healthy and fresh, organic foods, avoiding junk foods, engaging in meditation, deep breathing exercises, yoga and exercise and avoiding coffee and other caffeine products. An overall health regime along with the medical use of cannabis seeds can greatly increase the quality of life for those suffering from digestive issues.


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      5 years ago

      Marijuana is an excellent medical cure for IBS..Good article..

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      5 years ago

      The US owns a patent on cannabis as an anti-cancer drug.

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      6 years ago

      This is interesting information.


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