Inflammation affects millions of people in the country. Regardless of age or gender, it can affect anyone, anytime.

Inflammation 101

Simply put, inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to injury, illness, infection, or pain. When bacteria or toxic compounds enter the body, the immune system generates white blood cells to fight these contaminants which may cause redness, swelling or discomfort – the signs of inflammation.

Although inflammation plays an integral role in activating the body’s natural healing process, prolonged inflammation can lead to serious health issues. It can contribute to a number of diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, periodontitis, sinusitis, Crohn’s disease, asthma, eczema, psoriatic arthritis and more.

The symptoms of inflammation typically differ from one individual to another individual. However, these are some of the most common signs of inflammation:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Headache, migraine or fever
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • And others

If you are suffering from an inflammatory disease, it’s important to understand its causes and possible treatments.

In most cases, patients are prescribed anti-inflammatory medication to alleviate the symptoms of inflammation. But, medication offers short term relief.

At the same time, you need to make healthy changes to your lifestyle (e.g. exercise more, and eat a healthy diet, etc.) to improve your condition.

Medical marijuana: An effective and safe pain-relief solution  

Medical marijuana is known for its remarkable health benefits.  A number of studies now indicate that medical marijuana can be used to treat symptoms of inflammatory conditions.

This is primarily due to the presence of CBC and THC in marijuana. As per a study in Pharmacological Research, CBC and THC curb the body’s inflammatory response by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has a balancing impact on the immune system.

Therefore, medical marijuana can be used to reduce pain, swelling and irritation associated with inflammatory conditions.

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