Cannabis (medical Marijuana)- Treatment for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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There's nothing quite like finding new hope for a debilitating and incurable disease. And what better hope than cannabis? That's right, the same drug is illegal in most states and is classified as a Schedule 1 substance by the DEA. For years, people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) have been searching for an effective treatment. Many have turned to cannabis, and recent research suggests it could be a promising option.

Cannabis has been shown to help relieve pain, improve sleep, and reduce inflammation. These effects could be particularly beneficial for people with EDS, who often suffer from chronic pain and fatigue. So far, research on cannabis and EDS has been limited. However, the results are promising and many people with EDS are finding relief with this natural treatment.

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What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)?

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EDS is a rare genetic disorder that affects the connective tissues in the body. Connective tissue is responsible for holding the body together and helping it move. People with EDS have overly flexible joints and smooth, thin skin.

Symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a condition that affects the connective tissues of the body. Symptoms may include:
✔ Joint pain
✔ Loose joints and
✔ Overstretching of joints.

Other symptoms include:
✔ Skin problems such as stretch marks and easy bruising, and
✔ Problems with internal organs.

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms resemble those of other disorders. There is no cure for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, but treatments are available to control symptoms.

Treatments for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

There is currently no cure for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, but there are treatments that can help control the symptoms. Some of the treatments used to treat Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome include:
physical therapy
What does physical therapy do for EDS> check here
✔ braces and splints[1][2]
✔ medication
✔ surgery.

Cannabis as a potential treatment for EDS: Cannabis has been used to treat a variety of conditions for centuries. A recent study found that cannabis could be a potential treatment for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissues. The study found that cannabis was effective in reducing pain and improving quality of life in people with EDS.

Cannabis may also be beneficial in treating other symptoms of EDS such as joint pain, muscle weakness and fatigue. Although more research is needed to determine the safety and effectiveness of cannabis as a treatment for EDS, these preliminary results suggest that it could be a promising treatment option.

How does cannabis help EDS?

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Cannabis has been shown to help with many conditions, including Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Cannabis helps reduce inflammation and pain and improves sleep. Cannabis also helps improve the overall quality of life for people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

The cannabinoids in cannabis regulate the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays an important role in regulating pain, inflammation, and other functions.
This is why cannabis can be effective for people with EDS who are experiencing pain and inflammation.

What type of cannabis is best for EDS? [Types of canabis strains]


Chronic pain is a common symptom associated with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). There are a variety of treatments to relieve this pain, including cannabis. However, not all cannabis products are created equal.
Some are better for treating chronic pain than others.

One of the best cannabis strains for chronic pain is high-CBD, low-THC cannabis. CBD and THC are two different cannabinoids found in marijuana. It's important to choose a product that only contains these two cannabinoids. These products have been shown to have the greatest benefit for people with chronic pain.

It is important to note, however, that there are no guarantees when purchasing high-CBD, low-THC cannabis. Some companies may choose to add additional cannabinoids to their products.
The best way to find the cannabis that works for you is to try different strains and products until you find one that provides relief. You may also want to consult a cannabis specialist who can help you find the right product and dosage.

Use of cannabis in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

The route/method of administration of cannabis therapy varies depending on the condition being treated. In some cases, simply inhaling or smoking cannabis can be just as effective as taking it orally. The way of taking it and the desired effects depend on the health condition, weight, age and other factors of the patient.

For Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, oral administration is the best form. The oral route of administration provides immediate relief and allows the patient to take small amounts at a time.

Simply eating or drinking cannabis-infused edibles is an effective method of ingestion, although many people prefer to smoke or vaporize cannabis.

How to Obtain Cannabis for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

You may be surprised to learn that you can legally purchase cannabis for medicinal purposes in some countries . If a doctor certifies that you have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, you can apply to the federal government for a Compassionate Medical Cannabis Card. A medical cannabis card allows you to purchase cannabis for your condition in the state where you live. Medical Cannabis Doctors can help you obtain a cannabis ID card.

Side effects of cannabis use:
Although many conditions respond well to it Some people experience side effects from treatment with cannabis, although not everyone who uses cannabis will experience these side effects. Some of the most common side effects of cannabis use reported by people who use it medicinally or recreationally:



It is scientifically believed that cannabis is a safe and effective treatment for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, but still contact the right quarters for diagnosis and a prescription for legal usage

Thanks for reading, Sayonara 🖐



That's a nice and interesting finding. Definitely, the pharmacological importance of cannabis is not in doubt especially in the areas of analgesia , just like morphine and other opioid analgesics. However, dependence and abuse remains a great concern.

Thanks alot for sharing the great content.

Yeah the major problem faced are with dependence and abuse , that aside we have a major effect treatment on our hand.

Go forward people should really be educated on how bad a good thing can be .

Thanks for your contribution, cheers 🥂 Dickson

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Nice discovery! Cannabis is known to be a very potent analgesic although constant use of it can lead to dependence.

Yeah, that why it should be used with a prescription.

Thanks for your insightful contribution sumptous, cheers 🥂

After legalizing pot, I read today they're voting to legalize magic mushrooms (that also have medicinal uses) in a second USA state.

Wow I'm complete unaware of what magic mushroom is, your comment just enlightened me Alex. I will look more into what the fuss is about concerning magic mushroom 🍄 , need to do some research.

Great article. It’s always so amazing seeing science back up right you knew already, Cannabis is powerful medicine for the body, and mind!

Yeah evidence based claim to the effectiveness of a natural or herbal treatment to a disease or syndrome will go along way to convincing skeptic and critic of it otherwise not so good effect

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