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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Can Medical Marijuana Help Treat Osteoporosis

If you have this question in your mind, the simple answer will be YES! Medical marijuana can cure osteoporosis, but there’s a science, and a process to it. We shall look at how osteoporosis can be cured with medical marijuana in this article, but first, let’s take a look at what Osteoporosis is.

What is Osteoporosis?

Translated as ‘porous bones’, Osteoporosis is the medical condition or disorder whereby your bones lose their mass, as well as their mineral contents leading to reduced strength of the bones and making them more prone to fractures and injuries. The Osteoporosis disorder leads to irregularly porous and compressible bones in the body. It is a sort of an advanced stage of the Osteopenia.

Osteopenia is a bone disorder that precedes Osteoporosis. It indicates a situation where the bone is not as dense as a normal bone should be but isn’t as bad as that of Osteoporosis.

Causes of Osteoporosis

Some common causes of Osteoporosis include:

Low Estrogen in women. This might occur after a woman has reached her menopause. As they grow older, women record a quick drop in their estrogen level, and this put them at the risk of developing Osteoporosis.

Low Testosterone in Men. The testosterone in a man converts itself into bone-preserving estrogens. Where a man’s testosterone level is low, there will be a reduction in the level of the bone-preserving estrogens as well, and this might put them at the risk of developing the Osteoporosis disorder.

Other Hormonal imbalance: If there are imbalances in growth hormone, parathyroid hormone and some other hormones, the calcium coordination which is undertaken by these hormones become malfunctioned. This might lead to a lesser amount of calcium supply to the bone, which creates the possibility of weak bones and Osteoporosis.

Types of Osteoporosis

There are four types of Osteoporosis, and we shall briefly look at these four types.

Primary Osteoporosis

This is the main type of Osteoporosis, and it is common among women than men. This Osteoporosis occurs as a result of ageing and a decrease in the rate at which the bones build. It usually occurs in women after the end of their monthly menstrual flow, between the ages 45-55 when their estrogen level also begins to drop.

In men, it is usually around the age of 45-50 when their testosterone production level has reduced. The effect of this osteoporosis in individuals is, however, not manifested until around the age of 60 and above.

Secondary Osteoporosis

Identical to the primary Osteoporosis in terms of symptoms, the secondary Osteoporosis is usually triggered by some medical conditions like hyperparathyroidism, hyperthyroidism, leukaemia etc.

Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis

A rare kind of Osteoporosis usually recorded among children of ages 8 and 14. The cause of this type of Osteoporosis is generally unknown.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

This is also a rare type of Osteoporosis. It is usually present at birth and causes the child’s bone to breakdown. The cause of this type of osteoporosis is also widely unknown.

Medical Marijuana as treatment for Osteoporosis.

Some studies that we’re taken of recent by different bodies have been showing that medical marijuana can be used as an effective treatment for Osteoporosis. Despite the illegality of marijuana in a lot of places, the medical benefit of this substance is becoming a focal point in the medical world. And in places where marijuana has been legalized, there have been recorded breakthroughs in the treatment of Osteoporosis with medical marijuana. The substance is said to contain “THC” and “cannabinoids” which helps in the correction of a lot of medical conditions including Osteoporosis.

What Symptoms of Osteoporosis Can Medical Marijuana Treat?

Not to be relegated to therapeutic benefits, prevention of Osteoporosis and other bone diseases, and bone injury recovery only, cannabinoids and Osteoporosis treatment can help with pain management. Other ways in which medical marijuana can help asides preventing Osteoporosis include the combatting of symptoms like:

  • Fracture pain
  • Chronic post-injury pain
  • Inflammation
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

The recommended strains of medical marijuana for the treatment of the symptoms of Osteoporosis include:

For the treatment of pain:

  • Alien Stardawg (Sativa)
  • Lemonberry (Hybrid)
  • Sugar Shack (Hybrid)
  • Green Haze (Sativa)
  • Blackberry Platinum (Indica)
  • Grand Master Kush (Indica)

For the treatment of inflammation:

  • Kraken (Indica)
  • Crystal Coma (Sativa)
  • Citrix (Hybrid)
  • Dark Star (Indica)
  • Pandora’s Box (Sativa)
  • Orange Dream (Hybrid)

For irregular sleeping pattern or lack of sleep:

  • Goo (Indica)
  • BC Sweet Tooth (Indica)
  • Game Changer (Hybrid)

For the treatment of depression:

  • Blueberry Cough (Hybrid)
  • Hawaiian Punch (Sativa)
  • Hippie Crippler (Indica)

For the treatment of anxiety:

  • Outer Space (Sativa)
  • Rockstar (Indica)
  • Green Goddess (Hybrid)

Note, however, that before you purchase any of this medical marijuana, you should consult your medical practitioner for proper diagnostics and recommendations.

Best ways to use medical marijuana for the treatment of Osteoporosis and the symptoms

If you need quick relief from fracture, cartilage tear, or any symptom of Osteoporosis before going to visit your doctor, the following methods will help you to make a quick response to the problem till you’re good enough to visit the doctor.

DIY cannabis balm: You can get a cannabis balm or salve, and rub it on your joints. In case of fractures or tears, you can rub the balm gently into and over the injured area. You can get cannabis topical balm or salve from certified pharmacies around you, or you can make a DIY

Cannabis pills: You can make this DIY marijuana pills from strains that are high in THC or cannabinoids. Taking these pills will help you to reduce the pain you might be feeling.

Medical pot tea: This is another method of a quick DIY medical marijuana treatment for the treatment of Osteoporosis and its symptoms. This will give you quick relief from stiff joints and bone aches. You can make cannabutter from THC-rich or high CBD content strain of marijuana, and use such to make a psychoactive tea. You can, however, opt for buying ready-made cannabutter or Medical marijuana tea.

Whatever choice you make, the bottom line is that you can use medical marijuana as a treatment in Florida for Osteoporosis, and several other medical conditions with the proper guidance of a medical practitioner.

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