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Epilepsy: The Truth About Medicinal Marijuana and Whether It Really Works

EPILEPSY MARIJUANA New research shows medicinal marijuana may help control epileptic seizures. pilepsy Stats 50 million people have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. 80% 75% 70% 80% of the people with epilepsy live in low- and middle-income 75% of people living in low- and middle- income People with epilepsy respond to treatment countries do not approximately 70% of the time. get the treatment they need. countries. Epilepsy and Medicines Epilepsy is generally treated with a regime of medicines, and it can take quite a bit of time and experimentation to find the right combination for the particular variation of epilepsy. 自 自 For some people, medicines are just not enough to control the terrible affliction of multiple seizures. You won't get stoned The ingredient that causes the 'high' when smoking marijuana is the THC, whereas the medicinal value lies with the CBD. The production of medicinal marijuana involves removing the THC and leaving the CBD that provides certain positive effects on some systems in the body. Study of Epidiolex A product called Epidiolex which is derived from CBD has been approved by the FDA for use by some epilepsy clinics. A study of 137 participants resulted in an average of 54% seizure reduction. The reduction of seizures lasted for 54% more than 24 weeks, provided they continued to take the Epidiolex. What about side effects? Fatigue Sleepiness Diarrhea Decreased appetite SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE. SHARE THE INFOGRAPH. ASK, SHARE, CONTRIBUTE. ONLINE HEALTH-RELATED COMMUNITY.

Epilepsy: The Truth About Medicinal Marijuana and Whether It Really Works

shared by tanjat on Feb 20
Medicinal marijuana use for epilepsy is in the early stages, and whilst it may not be appropriate for everyone, it certainly seems to have a place in the treatment of epilepsy.


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