In recent years, the use of cannabis as a medicine within the expanding medical community has been steadily increasing, especially when treating complex illnesses. One of these conditions includes Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
As a medical professional who specializes in the application of cannabis, I have seen and understood the potential for its therapeutic benefits in treating MS first-hand. In particular, medical cannabis has been observed to reduce the symptoms of MS and improve the quality of life for those suffering from the condition.
At its core, MS is an autoimmune disorder that results in the body’s immune system attacking the nervous system, with a range of symptoms that include fatigue, weakness and impaired coordination.
Medical cannabis has been observed to reduce inflammation in the body and thus lessen the effects of the attack on the nervous system. This, in turn, can reduce the intensity of MS symptoms, which can be relieving for patients.
It has also been shown to relieve spasticity, a condition associated with MS. Spasticity is generally caused by the body’s muscles tightening up, leading to pain and restricted movement. Research has indicated that taking medical cannabis can help reduce the feeling of tightness in the muscles and other spasticity-related pain.
Not only that, but medical cannabis is beneficial to those affected with MS by also diminishing fatigue and improving sleep and their moods. This, as research believes, can be a great added benefit since fatigue and insomnia are often common complaints brought by the condition, as well as generating a sense of calm, helping reduce anxiety and depression.
Overall, there is no denying that medical cannabis has the potential to a great extend immediate relief, reducing pain and enhancing comfort for those living with MS. Here at Elios Cannabis Clinics, we firmly believe in the power of cannabis in improving our patient’s lives and offer quality-tested medicinal cannabis products to further support those with the condition.
What is MS and what are the main symptoms?
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological condition that can affect the different parts of the body. The common symptoms of MS include:
- Impaired coordination
- Vision problems
- Memory or concentration problems
- Difficulty walking
- Feelings of numbness or tingling
Those suffering from MS may experience a range of other symptoms, depending on which condition impacts areas of the nervous system.
The main side effects of cannabis
Like most medications, cannabis has some potential side effects that should be considered before taking it for MS treatment. These side effects include:
– Memory problems
– Dry mouth
– Changes in appetite
It is important to consult with a medical professional before considering medical cannabis products. They may offer their expertise or be able to provide doses and strains that are suitable to your individual needs.
How to get a prescription for medical cannabis in the UK
In the UK, prescriptions for medical cannabis are regulated by the UK government and are available as part of the country’s medical cannabis program.
This can be obtained through a specialist medical practitioner or a clinic that is authorized to prescribe the medicine. The specialist must first assess whether medical cannabis is the most appropriate and correct form of treatment for the patient.
At Elios Clinics, we are authorized to offer medical cannabis prescriptions and we believe in the power of cannabis to progress and improve the lives of those with MS. So why not get in touch today to find out more?