Degenerative and affecting the central nervous system, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition. Patients in their thirties may experience the first symptoms of the condition, but by the time they are in their fifties, the disease has severely limited their ability to move around.
Let’s look closely at PD and the most effective alternative treatment options.
Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease
Since the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease overlap with those of so many other diseases and disorders, the diagnosis can be elusive. Nevertheless, some of the most common signs of the disease include:
- Rigid muscles
- Impaired posture and balance
- Changes in speech
- Slowed movement
What Causes Parkinson’s Disease?
When dopamine-producing nerve cells die off in the substantia nigra, it results in Parkinson’s disease. In this region of the brain, nerve cells generate a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine serves as a signaling molecule between the brain and nervous system regions responsible for regulating and coordinating movement.
When these neurons are lost or injured, the brain’s supply of dopamine decreases. As a result, the area of the brain responsible for movement is impaired, leading to sluggish and irregular motion.
It takes time for nerve cells to die off. Once about half of the substantia nigra’s nerve cell activity has been lost, symptoms of Parkinson’s disease typically begin to appear.
CBD Oil And Parkinson’s Disease
Cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical found in marijuana, is excellent in controlling the body’s dopamine production. In contrast to the psychoactive effects of THC, the non-psychoactive properties of CBD allow it to connect to the body’s own receptors, triggering the appropriate and timely release of dopamine.
Multiple research has hinted at the potential advantages of CBD for Parkinson’s. The problem is that most of these studies are either very limited in scope, researched under questionable circumstances, or conducted on animals rather than humans.
However, most medical studies focus on how cannabidiol (CBD) can enhance sleep by reducing the discomfort associated with neurodegenerative diseases.
While an additional scientific investigation into the potential of CBD oil as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease symptoms is needed, the early results are promising, and there is reason to be hopeful about the future of this promising treatment option.
It’s always best to consult with a medical practitioner if you want to educate yourself about the many treatment options available.
Medical Marijuana Can Help You!
When conventional treatments take too long to alleviate severe symptoms, medicinal marijuana can be used as a complementary therapy. We can assist you in obtaining a medical marijuana card in Minnesota if you do not already have one.
Simply sign up for an account on our website, confirm it by email, complete the doctor’s exam, and wait for your marijuana card to be mailed to you. We will not ask for payment until you get your card is delivered.
Get in touch with us for more details.
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