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Is medical marijuana a viable solution for gout?

Is medical marijuana a viable solution for gout?

 Gout is a painful form of arthritis that strains rich in CBD like Cannatonic can fight

Gout is an extreme inflammatory disease of the joint. A very painful form of arthritis common in men over 30. But also in women after menopause. Medicinal cannabis can provide effective relief from this type of pain. But the challenge today is to find strains that are high in CBD because these are the most useful for treating inflammation.

The gout crisis

Gout is caused by a buildup of uric acid in the body (hyperuricaemia). This leads to the development of crystalline deposits in the joint and soft tissues, causing an inflammatory reaction in the joint and in the tissues surrounding the joint: it is the gout attack.

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Most common representation of gout

Usually the big toe is most often affected. But it can also affect the wrists, fingers, ankles, and elbows. In some cases, the pain of gout is so severe that even a light bed sheet can cause sharp pain.

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Uric acid attacks the joints

Most commonly, gout is caused by eating foods: kidney, liver, seafood, alcohol, caffeine, sardines, anchovies, dried beans, lentils, and meat extracts. This is why the change in lifestyle and the fact of eating better is often prescribed. To combat the excruciating pain, doctors prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Although they can cause side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gastric ulcers, fluid retention, bleeding and damaged kidneys ...

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Aspect of the gouty tophus knee

Gastrointestinal problems are the most common side effects. And these drugs contribute to more 100 000 hospitalizations at 10 000 deaths per year. The frequency of gout has practically doubled in recent years for multiple reasons: increased life expectancy, increased obesity and its complications (cardiovascular diseases), increased chronic kidney disease, unbalanced diet, use of many drugs… Except cannabis is adequate against this type of suffering. Patients no longer need to rely on addictive pain relievers ...

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CBD limits lymphocytes

Cannabis has been used since ancient times to relieve inflammation and swelling in various parts of the body. Very few studies have been done to analyze the effects of cannabis on people with gout. And yet the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis are already well known. Medical marijuana can be taken in almost any form to treat gout pain: ointments, topical balms, and conventionally inhaled versions that can provide significant relief. Additionally, cannabis therapy should also be accompanied by an appropriate regimen to tackle the root cause of the disease.

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Strains that contain high levels of CBD may be particularly useful in treating the pain and inflammation of gout. CBD is known to decrease lymphocytes in the body, the white blood cells that contribute to inflammation.A study of 2008 conducted on mice that had some form of rheumatoid arthritis found that when given CBD, the inflammation was reduced by almost 50%. Another study was conducted in humans last year with the intention of determining whether cannabis is effective in relieving arthritic joints.

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CBD relieves nocturnal joint pain caused by arthritis

The three-year study conducted by a researcher at Dalhousie University found that cannabinoids were beneficial in controlling pain signals that are sent from affected joints to the brain. United Kingdom, a study was also conducted by the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Disease where they found significant improvements in the quality of sleep, pain at rest and movement in patients with rheumatoid arthritis when they were given medicines containing cannabis.

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Strains rich in CBD

Strains rich in CBD are the most useful for treating inflammation. Over the past few decades, most strains have been bred to maximize the THC content. This is to offer users a stronger concentrate of the therapeutic benefits of the plant. However, a balanced, medicinal herb like Cannatonic is highly recommended for gout.

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The Cannatonic

Cannatonic is a unique hybrid strain cultivated specifically for its low THC content (rarely more than 6%) and high CBD content (6-17%). It is the result of crossing a female MK Ultra and a G13 Haze male. Cannatonic is often used to treat pain. As well as muscle spasms, anxiety, migraines, and a wide variety of other physiological and psychological symptoms. Finally, if you have gout and Cannatonic is missing, you can always mix the strains together. Do this until you find a hybrid that works for your symptoms. Everyone is different when faced with the administration of medical marijuana. But the search for a suitable dose of CBD will be more pleasant than suffering from the side effects of a prescription based on painkillers ...

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