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Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures. These seizures interfere with normal brain functioning and can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life. Living with epilepsy has its challenges. While some medications are effective, it doesn’t always work for everyone.  The good news is, cannabis has proven to have many benefits for epilepsy patients. Cannabis is a natural, safe and effective treatment option.  Let’s take a look at some of those benefits.

Anxiety and Depression

Many epilepsy patients suffer from anxiety and depression.  Cannabis is thought to be effective in treating anxiety and depression because it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for regulating mood, pain, appetite, memory, and other important body functions. Research has shown that people who suffer from anxiety and depression have a deficiency in their endocannabinoid system. By supplementing the deficiency with cannabis, they are able to restore balance to this system.  Not only does cannabis help to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression, but it can also help to prevent these conditions from developing in the first place. If you suffer from anxiety or depression due to epilepsy, or if you are at risk of developing these conditions, then cannabis may be a helpful treatment option for you. Talk to your doctor about whether cannabis is right for you.

Pain Management

Epilepsy can cause intense pain and discomfort in the muscles, joints, and nerves of the body. This may be caused by abnormal brain activity that affects the areas in the central nervous system that process pain. Many people with epilepsy also have impaired pain sensation in other parts of their bodies. This can lead to numbness, a reduced ability to feel heat and cold, or reduced sensitivity to pain in various other parts of the body, such as the skin, back, or mouth. Epilepsy can also cause pain “spasms” or “tonic-clonic” seizures. These kinds of seizures cause the muscles to spasm and contract extremely rapidly and abnormally. Even though these seizure spasms are painful and uncomfortable, they can cause less discomfort than continuous pain. For many people living with epilepsy, cannabis is the only way they can manage their pain. Cannabis is highly effective at reducing pain compared to pharmaceutical drugs. Many people with epilepsy report that they are able to sleep through the night because they no longer have the intense pain from seizures. There are different ways that patients with epilepsy can use cannabis for pain relief. Cannabis can be ingested orally, inhaled, or applied topically. The method of administration will depend on the patient’s preference and their doctor’s recommendation.

Better Sleep

People with epilepsy often suffer from sleep disorders.  Cannabis has also been shown to be effective in treating sleep disorders. It is thought to work by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating sleep. Cannabis can improve the quality of sleep by reducing the time it takes to fall asleep and by increasing the duration of sleep. Cannabis can also reduce the number of awakenings during the night and improve daytime alertness. A well-rested person is less likely to experience seizures and less likely to need to be treated with seizure-reducing medication.

Conclusion

In conclusion, cannabis use offers many potential benefits for epilepsy patients. These include improved pain management, anxiety and depression and better sleep. If you are interested in trying cannabis to help with symptoms of epilepsy, talk to your doctor to see if cannabis right for you.  Visit Wccannabis.co online dispensary for all your cannabis needs.

 

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