Conditions

A-Z Conditions

Discover what medical marijuana can do for you in our searchable, user-friendly A to Z dictionary.

Anorexia

Anorexia Nervosa or Anorexia, popularly referred to as a medical condition, is also often associated with psychological factors and is an eating disorder at a deep level. People suffering from anorexia nurture an intense phobia of being or becoming fat and hence do not eat enough to meet the body’s nutritional needs. The medical term [...]

Alopecia Areata

Premature hair loss is not an uncommon occurrence, in fact, millions of people all around the world suffer hair loss leading to premature balding. In this article, we are going to look at the different causes that lead to hair loss and premature balding. Further, the article will explore if the use of marijuana in [...]

Arthritis

Arthritis is a joint problem that is very common among adults. There are several other kinds of arthropathies, counting CPPD, gout, infectious, and many inflammatory and neurologic types. Weed or marijuana has over 540 chemical compounds, counting more than 100 active chemicals (cannabinoids). These active chemicals are found in weed plants only. CBD and THC [...]

Back Pain

Based on recent studies that have been carried out so far on the use of medical marijuana as a form of medical treatment, it has been found that the medicinal use of marijuana can be beneficial as a pain relief treatment for various medical conditions, especially with pain related to the spine or your back. [...]

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a condition that results in variations in focus, mood, and energy levels. Those struggling with this condition might undergo periods of high energy or manic episodes, usually followed by depressive episodes. It isn’t easy to detect if anyone is suffering from bipolar disorder. Not every person with a mental health problem will [...]

COPD

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is a type of severe lung disease. It happens while the lung airways and air sacs don’t pump up and deflate properly because of inflammation, leading to less elasticity and slime that destroys or hinders the airflow, making it tough for the person to breathe. The two most widespread forms [...]

Concussion

About Concussions Concussions are viewed as a kind of traumatic brain injury (TBI). These are also usually regarded as serious injuries. However, it can also be viewed as deadly if it is not looked after appropriately and promptly. The initial effect of force, caused usually through accidents wherein the head is hit or impacted, damages [...]

Cataracts

A cataract is a thick, cloudy spot that appears in your eye lens. This happens while proteins in the eye make clumps that keep the lens away from transferring clear pictures to the retina. The retina of your eye functions by transforming the light coming from the lens into signals. It delivers the signals to [...]

Diabetes

Since our body, mainly the pancreas, can’t correctly generate insulin (a type of body hormone), it put a negative impact on the glucose level or blood sugar. As Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes are prevalent, gestational and prediabetes are also there. The ailment which is directly impacted by the quantity of sugar consumed [...]

Depression

As any person uses marijuana, the body reacts to the substances they ingest by discharging neurotransmitters that put an impact on both body and brain. The progress of treating depression with weed or medical marijuana is still in its primary stages. However, at the moment, there are numerous treatments that you can find, for example, [...]

Glaucoma

Weed, also called marijuana or cannabis gained popularity during the mid-1970s when the usage of cannabinoids was more for lessening IOP (Intraocular Pressure). IOP is the liquid pressure within the eye. Today, its utilization has raised owing to its pressure-including side effects. Also, after caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco, it’s popularly consumed drug among people, as [...]

Inflammation

There are conditions wherein people undergo discomfort and irritation because of inflammation in different areas of the body. Luckily, with marijuana medication, a lot of patients can feel some relief in preference to taking steroids, opioids, and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). All of these can result in separate lasting and common side effects that can [...]

Interstitial Cystitis

What is interstitial cystitis? It is a state that leads to lasting pelvic pain. In case you’ve ever undergone a UTI or Urinary Tract Infection, you are aware of the pain this bladder condition brings about. Interstitial cystitis is likely to impact people as they reach a certain age. Also, it is comparatively more widespread [...]

Kidney Stones

What Are Kidney Stones? These are actually masses of salt and minerals that build inside the kidneys. These stones can, at times, originate inside the ureters, urethra, and bladder. Many struggling with kidney stones have reported that medicinal marijuana usage alleviates their nausea and discomfort. As per a study, it shows how marijuana medication can [...]

Lyme Disease

As per the CDC, Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne ailment in the US. This happens in human beings while a nerve is infected with Borrelia burgdoferi and bites anybody, spreading the bacterium. The signs of Lyme disease can be fever, fatigue, and headache. In case it is not treated at all, it can [...]

Lymphoma

While a portion of the lymph system (a part of the immune system) is attacked by cancer, lymphoma is constricted. Lymphoma is of two kinds, which include Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin. As per the cancer.net report (2020), about 3790 women and 4690 men in the United States will contract Hodgkin lymphoma. The cure for cancer can [...]

Lupus

About Lupus This is a chronic condition that causes extreme inflammation all through the body. The bad news is that it is an autoimmune ailment and when your immune system must be combating toxins, in a patient suffering from lupus, it’s, in fact, attacking healthy tissue. This can cause significant pain. Lupus can affect almost [...]

Myelomalacia

If you break the term Myelomalacia into two parts, ‘Myelo’ comes from the ancient Greek word ‘muelos’ which means marrow relating to the spinal cord. The second part of the word ‘malacia’ is also derived from the Greek word ‘malakos’ which means soft. The term ‘Myelomalacia’ when used in medicine and pathology refers to the [...]

Neuropathy

Medical cannabis might be somewhat helpful in easing serious nerve pain. Such nerve pain is called neuropathy. However, there is some proof on if or not cannabis aids in easing other kinds of pain or PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Cannabis has been legalized in nearly every state in the US for medicinal usage. A few [...]

Nausea

Marijuana functions in our body for triggering the endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoids are fat-based neurotransmitters that trigger the receptors of the cannabinoid (CB1 and CB2) all through the body. Endocannabinoids can turn out to be excitatory or agonist; it implies that they can elevate the effect sensed by neurotransmitters within the body. They can turn out [...]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)? OCD stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by unreasonable thoughts about anxiety (obsessions) that contaminate compulsive behaviors.  This condition has a significant impact on the lives of many individuals, especially adults. While we discuss OCD, as per the researchers, the endocannabinoid system plays a vital part in [...]

PTSD

The traditional method for treating PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder are exposure-based therapies. These also incorporate eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, as well as talk therapy. The present research or study is centering on aiming neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the chemicals inside the body that are released by the nerves and have an impact on one’s [...]

Pneumonia

Curing pneumonia using medicinal cannabis is quite complex. Cannabis or weed not just can impact based on the kind of pneumonia you are undergoing, but is too known for causing pneumonia in those who are lasting weed smokers. Weed smoke doesn’t seem to raise the possibility of lung cancer or COP. But, it is related [...]

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is very agonizing, and it takes place in various joints in the body. These can be knees, shoulders, hips, etc. This condition is regarded as an autoimmune illness. There is no natural damage or source of damage to the joint except the body thinking the healthy joint tissue is an alien attacker, where [...]

Sciatica

In the studies that have been done so far on the use of marijuana as a form of medical treatment, it has been found out that the medicinal use of marijuna can be beneficial as a pain relief treatment for various medical conditions. Conditions which include - muscle spasms due to paraplegia and multiple sclerosis, [...]

Scoliosis

Suffering from scoliosis can be both stressful and painful. The more curved your spinal cord becomes because of scoliosis, the more agonizing the situation is. This can make you incompetent to live life the best. Typically, a medical practitioner will suggest therapy, surgery, or bracing for mild to severe scoliosis. Unfortunately, all these procedures can [...]

Shingles

About Shingles Shingles is a viral infection that leads to a painful rash. Even if this infection can happen at any part of the body, it mostly appears as a sole line of blisters that wraps around either the right or the left side of your chest. Varicella-zoster is the virus responsible for this infection, [...]

Tinnitus

Tinnitus may be described as the perception of sound, in the form ringing, clicking, buzzing, hissing and in some instances even buzzing, when there is no external corresponding sound present anywhere. The quality of the sound that is heard may be loud, or soft, a high-pitched sound or low-pitched ringing. Everyone of us has experienced [...]

Vertigo

Anyone who has undergone vertigo is aware of how devastating it can be while your environment seems as they are moving or spinning around you. Vertigo can occur due to many reasons; however, it is not easy to spot the signs. The deferral of diagnosis can result in tough situations for the sufferers as most [...]

Yeast Infections

This article will look into a vaginal yeast infection, its causes and symptoms, and whether smoking weed directly or indirectly is one of the causes of yeast infection in women. What is a yeast infection? A yeast infection is an infection that affects the soft tissues that line a woman's vaginal opening. It is a [...]

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