Medical Marijuana For Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
What Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
According to the Mayo Clinic, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is an "umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract." The two types of IBD include Chron's disease and ulcerative colitis.
Symptoms may include:
Abdominal pain & cramping
How Medical Marijuana Can Help Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
There are many receptors throughout the body that react to cannabis, and some of those receptors are in the gastrointestinal tract. When these receptors come into contact with cannabis, symptoms such as pain are often relieved. Studies have also shown that marijuana use can help reduce inflammation in the intestines, which is a significant driver of IBD itself. In addition to relieving inflammation and pain, this treatment could help reduce weight loss and help patients get better sleep to reduce fatigue.
Get Approved For Medical Marijuana Treatment
If you are a Virginia resident living with inflammatory bowl disease 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.