Articles and publications from Kalapa Clinic

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 [...]

ADHS: Are cannabinoids beneficial?

Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome (ADHD) causes considerable stress for the children and adolescents affected, their families as well as their social environment. The disorder often persists into adulthood. Many adult ADHD patients report that cannabis therapy helps them to cope better with everyday life, as the treatment makes them more concentrated, calmer and more focused. [...]

By |2020-07-31T12:35:30+01:0031,07, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

CBD For Depression

A quarter of the population in Europe will experience depression at some point in their lifetime. For those with moderate to heavy depression, antidepressants may be necessary. Unfortunately, current medication doesn’t always improve symptoms and patients can be left without any further treatment options. Thus, the hunt is on for a new type of antidepressant [...]

Medical Cannabis in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) treatments

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disease that affects or aggravates the functioning of the colon or large intestine of a person. The most common symptoms that accompany this syndrome are diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, gas, and cramping. Despite causing great discomfort, IBS doesn’t lead to more serious conditions, such as colon [...]

CBD clinical trial gives hope for newborn babies with brain damage

Every year, over a million newborn babies worldwide die or are left with severe disabilities as a result of severe brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen. Recently, hospitals in Spain and the UK are participating in the first ever clinical trial using CBD as a way to increase survival rates in this [...]

Cannabis may reduce hospital mortality after a heart attack

Acute myocardial infarction (AMI), commonly known as a heart attack, happens when blood flow stops or diminishes to a part of the heart muscle, causing damage. Symptoms include heartburn feeling, cold sweat, feeling faint, nausea, feeling tired, shortness of breath and discomfort running into the jaw, back, neck, shoulder or arm. Chest pain in [...]

By |2019-07-19T08:51:37+01:0011,07, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

Cannabinoids to relieve acute pancreatitis

The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach and in front of the first and second lumbar vertebrae. It is made of lobules, small ducts come from each lobe and empty into a bigger duct, this pancreatic duct and the common bile duct join together and enter the duodenum (intestine). The pancreas produces both [...]

CBD in epilepsy reduces early onset forms of the disease

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurologic problems around the world. Talking about the word “epilepsy” encompasses a number of different syndromes whose main feature is a tendency to recurrent unprovoked seizures (two or more).[1] What are the current causes of epilepsy? Epilepsy occurs as a result of the following causes[2] Idiopathic (unknown origin) [...]

Rick Simpson Oil: “the cure for cancer”

Concentrated cannabis extracts, also known as cannabis oils due to their viscous and sticky look, are always more popular between self-medicated patients, that sometimes claim it as a “cancer cure”. Generally, cannabis oils manufacturing methods are quite simple and don’t require specific equipment. In this field, the most known example of this kind of products [...]

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