“If living with bowel disease was an Olympic sport, one would have more medals”
Medicinal cannabis alleviates symptoms of Crohn’s disease
Chron’s disease is a truly an invisible disease. One day you may be fine and the next day you may experience severe symptoms
A rogue immune attack on the digestive tract appears to be the cause, and the result is symptoms such as abdominal pain and chronic, bloody diarrhea
Although the food a person eats can affect their symptoms during a flare-up, there’s no evidence that diet causes inflammatory bowel diseases or brings on flare-ups. It is important, however, for people with colitis and Crohn’s to eat as healthy and balanced a diet as possible – which they most likely know already.
Living with an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, is a challenge.
Recent clinical trials have produced dramatic results with 50% of Crohn’s patients achieving complete remission and over 90% achieving substantial improvement.
How will I benefit?
How can cannabis help with inflammatory bowel diseases ?
Clinical studies, indicate that some cannabinoids may reduce pain related to certain Inflammatory bowel disorders. In particular individuals with Crohn’s disease treated with cannabis showed improvement of symptoms related to the disease, and improvements to their Crohn’s Disease Activity Index.
Crohn’s patients treated with Medicinal cannabis, reported significant relief of their symptoms, they are also able to reduce the amount of immunosuppressive medications that have been a mainstay of conventional treatment…
Beneficial effects were reported for appetite, pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, activity, and depression. Patients also reported that cannabis use resulted in weight gain, fewer stools per day and fewer flare-ups of less severity,even though it has no impact on gut inflammation