Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease caused by the buildup in the brain of extracellular plaques and intracellular tangles. These processes lead to destruction of brain cells and, subsequently, to severe dementia and associated issues.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that results in a selective loss of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brain stem and motor cortex.
Cachexia is the loss of weight, muscle atrophy, fatigue, weakness and significant loss of appetite. Cachexia can by a sign of various underlying disorders, many fatal.
Millions of people suffer from cancer and the resulting side effects of treatment. Current studies are beginning to bring to light that cannabinoids may fight cancer cells.
Chronic pain affects millions of Americans. To be officially labeled as chronic pain, the issue must last longer than three months. Chronic, or severe, pain can turn in a debilitating issue for many patients.
Chrohn’s Disease causes inflammation to the lining and wall of the large and/or small intestine. Chrohn’s Disease results in abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss, and fever.
Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the optic nerve becomes damaged over time, reducing side vision. It is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.
Hepatitis C is a viral disease of the liver, associated with fatigue, joint pain, and liver impairments (cirrhosis & liver cancer).
Human immunodeficiency virus is a disease that compromises a person’s immune system by killing protective blood cells. Nearly one in three HIV/AIDS patients uses medical marijuana in their fights against AIDS.
Epilepsy comes in many different syndromes, including Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, both linked to intellectual disability and lifelong seizures.
Multiple sclerosis is a debilitating and sometimes fatal disorder of the central nervous system. It typically appears between the ages of 20 and 40. It manifests due to the immune system attached the protective covering around nerve fibers.
There are many causes of severe nausea, notably motion sickness, infections, numerous medications, panic attacks and more. Medical marijuana is a known antiemetic that can help with severe nausea.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety condition caused by disturbing episodes, such as military combat or sexual assault. The persistence of PTSD is attributed to changes in brain chemistry.
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