Medical Cannabis for Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract that causes the lining of the large intestine to become inflamed and ulcerated. It is known to frequently come and go over a person’s lifetime, causing flare-ups that result in symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding. Treatment of UC generally includes medications to reduce inflammation and immunosuppressants.
We at Elios Clinics believe that medical cannabis can also be an effective, natural treatment strategy for those with UC. Cannabis has been demonstrated to act as an anti-inflammatory, to reduce pain, and even to contribute to healing of the mucosal membranes in the large intestine. Cannabis is devoid of many of the side effects that come with traditional medications, and can be used both preventatively and to effectively reduce the symptoms of UC and the duration of flare-ups.
At Elios Clinics, we provide comprehensive medical cannabis programs to those suffering from UC, designed to specifically target and improve UC symptoms. Our programs are tailored to each individual’s needs and are under the supervision of our certified medical professionals. We take into account a person’s current medications and treatment strategies to deliver personalized and impactful care.
If you are suffering from ulcerative colitis, let us help you explore the potential of medical cannabis. Contact us at Elios Clinics today to learn how you can get the best treatment for your UC.
Common symptoms of ulcerative colitis can include abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea (with or without blood), fever, dehydration, loss of appetite, and fatigue. Left untreated, UC can lead to life-threatening complications like bowel perforation.
Medical cannabis as an alternative treatment
Medical cannabis is gaining traction as an effective and natural alternative treatment for UC. Cannabis has been found to be an anti-inflammatory, to reduce pain, and to promote healing of the intestinal lining. Cannabis is also known to help reduce the symptoms and intensity of UC flare-ups.
At Elios Clinics, we work with our patients to devise personalized medical cannabis programs that are tailored to meet their specific needs and combined with any current treatments. Our medically trained and certified professionals work with each individual to ensure that their approach to treating UC is comprehensive and effective.
Contact us today to learn more about how medical cannabis can be integrated into your treatment for ulcerative colitis.