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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and medical cannabis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - ALS for short - is a rare and incurable nerve disease. The disease became the focus of public attention mainly due to the physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March 2018. In ALS, the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord die off continuously. Motoneurons are nerve cells that are [...]

Diabetes mellitus and medical cannabis

More than 422 million people worldwide suffer from "diabetes mellitus". Unfavourable nutritional and lifestyle habits in particular have made diabetes a disease birthed by civilisation. Diabetics have a pathological disorder involving their sugar metabolism. Their blood sugar levels are then permanently elevated. A distinction is made between type 1 diabetes mellitus and type 2 [...]

Alzheimer’s disease and medical cannabis

The neurodegenerative Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, which usually occurs in people over the age of 65. About 24 million people worldwide suffer from this disease, which is named after the physician Alois Alzheimer. He first described the disease in 1906. Alzheimer's: What happens in the brain? In Alzheimer's patients, nerve [...]

Bipolar disorder and medical cannabis

Bipolar disorder is a frequently occurring psychiatric illness classified as an affective disorder. It is characterized by depressive and manic mood swings. There are either manic phases with an exaggerated euphoria, in which sufferers are euphoric, overactive or irritable, or depressive phases. Both phases can range in their degree of severity. Only in rare cases [...]

Medical cannabis therapy for asthma

According to the Global Asthma Report 2018, more than 339 million people worldwide suffer from bronchial asthma. About 250,000 people die of this chronic disease, although this could be avoided by adequate therapy. Studies on the therapeutic potential of cannabis as a medicine for respiratory diseases have been going on since the 1970s. It [...]

Restless Legs Syndrome: Medical cannabis as a therapy option

People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) complain of a strong urge to move their legs at night. Mostly also about tingling and aching legs. This is known as restless legs syndrome (RLS), a frequently occurring neurological disease. The study situation regarding the therapy with medical cannabis for movement disorders is not yet clear. However, the [...]

Multiple sclerosis: treatment with medical cannabis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one of the most common neurological diseases. It usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 40 and has a relapsing course. The symptoms are manifold. Although standard therapies can reduce the frequency and duration of relapses, common drug therapies are not free of severe side effects. Medicinal cannabis may be [...]

Parkinson’s disease: Treatment with medical cannabis

Parkinson's disease (idiopathic Parkinson syndrome) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease. According to the German Parkinson Association, approximately 1% of people over 60 years of age in Germany are affected. However, the onset of the disease is usually preceded by decades of changes in the body. The risk of contracting [...]

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