Medical Marijuana For Anxiety
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the body and mind’s reaction to stressful or unfamiliar situations. The severity of symptoms for anxiety vary from person to person, but some common symptoms include:
Nervousness or restlessness
Rapid heart rate
Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly
Increased or heavy sweating
Everyone can experience anxiety to some degree throughout their lives. But for some, symptoms can be more severe and result in anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders occur when these symptoms affect one’s ability to function in everyday aspects of life, such as school, work or relationships.
Medical Marijuana Treatment for Anxiety
Medical marijuana can be an effective treatment option for patients who suffer from anxiety disorders. While some individuals who use cannabis treatment can experience an increase in anxiety, picking the right medical marijuana product can avoid this side effect and provide relief.
Cannabis products that are rich in CBD can be especially helpful for alleviating the symptoms of anxiety, such as insomnia, stress or fatigue. CBD has also been shown to help counteract the effects of THC. If you do experience uncomfortable side effects from THC, using medical marijuana products with higher concentrations of CBD can help counteract unwanted side effects.
With any new medication, remember to start low and slowly increase your dosage to minimize any unnecessary side effects.
Get Approved For Medical Marijuana Treatment
If you are a Virginia resident living with chronic pain and are interested in medical marijuana treatment, we are here to help! Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 888-633-5808 or schedule online.