Medical marijuana is used to treat a range of issues including mental health, sleep problems, low appetite, epilepsy, Alzheimer's
Asthma is a common condition with over 5 million people suffering in the UK, it is incurable and caused by inflammation of the bronchi. Sufferers will be used to dealing with the symptoms of wheezing, breathlessness, tight chests and coughing. Fatal attacks have jumped around 20% in the last 5 years. While there is no cure for the condition there are a number of preventative treatments.
So how could medical marijuana help?
Marijuana is known to help inflammation and will help to dilate the bronchi, which in turn will help relieve the main symptoms of asthma. It also helps to boost lung capacity and airflow in the organs.
While smoking can often cause coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and swelling to none asthma suffers the use as a vaporiser is less harmful and reduces the risk of coughing and wheezing.
According to research cannabis was used for asthma treatment in the 1800’s.
More research is required on the long term effects, if any, the drug may have on the lungs.
Source – The Sun
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