Treating symptoms using cannabinoids

Treating symptoms present in several chronic conditions by using cannabinoids

Cannabinoids for Refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder marked by anxiety or distress, characterized by the presence of persistent thoughts (better known as obsessions). These recurrent thoughts are suppressed by new ones or actions, known as compulsions (acts performed in response to the obsession). The compulsions aim at preventing the anxiety or distress[1] The word [...]

The influence of medicinal cannabis on sleep disorders

Sleep is vital to a person´s physical and emotional health. Inadequate sleep is an important factors for develop diabetes, heart disease, depression and obesity. Furthermore, patients who have sleep disorders reported daytime fatigue, impaired ability to fulfil daily tasks involving learning, memory, mathematical operations and logical reasoning[1]. Sleep disorders: categories and treatments According to the [...]

Medical cannabis could help autistic children

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a class of neurodevelopmental disorders, defined by qualitative impairments in communication and social functioning, frequently accompanied by repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior and interest, usually notice by the parents during the first three years of their children´s life. With this article, we want to reflect on how medicinal cannabis [...]

The effects of cannabinoids on Lyme disease

Lyme Borreliosis, better known as Lyme disease, is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans by a tick bite.  This infection can cause multiple symptoms and it is described in three phases[1]. Phases of Lyme disease During the first phase, which begins 3 to 30 days after the tick bite, there is an [...]

How medical cannabis can help with eating disorders?

Cannabis has been known for being a substance that stimulates the appetite and it has been used to treat anorexia and other abnormal eating habits for thousands of years. Experts agree that unhealthy eating conditions are often based on psychological and physiological factors. Classification of eating disorders Bulimia nervosa It is described by the combination [...]

Cannabinoids and Dystonia

Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder syndrome in which involuntary repetitive muscle contractions and spasms result in abnormal fixed postures or twisting. It can affect only one muscle, a group of muscles or even the entire body. It is believed to affect 1 % of the world’s population and it has been found to be [...]

Medical Cannabis to fight against winter illnesses

When winter season is coming, many winter illnesses show up in our homes such us colds, cough and flu. Of course, there are basic techniques to avoid them: to adapt our diet to the temperatures, consume foods that contain minerals and vitamins, etc… However, all these techniques are not always effective. Winter illnesses disturb our [...]

Managing Lupus with Cannabinoids

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is estimated to affect 5 million people around the world. It is more prevalent in females (90%) than males. It is characterized by the inflammation (both acute and chronic) of different body tissues, include joints, kidneys, lungs, skin, blood and heart. The etiology is unknown but genetic predisposition [...]

Cannabinoid Therapy for Chemotherapy Induced Nausea and Vomiting (CINV)

Chemotherapy is maybe one of the most common treatments for cancer. It is often used in conjunction with other therapies, such as surgery. The main target is to cure, or at least to diminish the symptoms by reducing the size of the tumour or by stopping the spread of cancer cells around the body, lamentably [...]

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Cannabinoids treatment for OCD as a palliative therapy

According to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition), Obsessive – Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder marked by anxiety or distress and characterized by the presence of persistent thoughts (obsessions). These recurrent thoughts are suppressed by new thoughts or actions (compulsions), which are acts performed in response to the [...]

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