Medical Marijuana For Sickle Cell Anemia
What Is Sickle Cell Anemia?
Sickle cell anemia is currently a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Virginia, and individuals experiencing symptoms related to sickle cell anemia can schedule their appointment now.
According to the Sickle Cell Speaks, Sickle cell anemia is an inherited disorder where the red blood cells in ones body have a crescent-like shape and become stiff and sticky. This can cause blood flow blockage and for the red blood cells to break down in the blood vessels.
Symptoms can include:
Growth & puberty delay
How Medical Marijuana Can Help Sickle Cell Anemia
One main way that medical marijuana can help patients with sickle cell anemia is through chronic pain relief. It has also been shown that marijuana is an anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce the damage to internal organs by reducing the inflammation that plagues the organs. Medical marijuana also offers relief from anxiety and depression which often come with a diagnosis of sickle cell anemia.
Get Approved For Medical Marijuana Treatment
If you are a Virginia resident living with sickle cell anemia 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.