High blood pressure (HBP), also known as hypertension, is a medical condition when blood pressure is abnormally high. While this condition is common, people who suffer from it usually leave it untreated. This is not intentional, other than the fact that symptoms of high blood pressure are rarely noticeable. When it is left untreated it can cause greater problems such as strokes, heart attacks and heart disease, which in turn, could be fatal. Could medical cannabis or CBD have the potential to lower the risks of developing BP?
Hypertension – a medical term used to describe high blood pressure. High blood pressure occurs when the blood pushes against
Roughly 1 in every 3 American adults suffer from hypertension. That is a staggering 103 million American adults (September 2018). Due to this, the number of adult Americans at risk of suffering from strokes or heart attacks has increased. Between the years 2005 and 2015, the death rate from hypertension increased by 11%. According to statistics, the number of deaths rose up to 79’000 (38%) by 2015.
High blood pressure is 140/90mmHg or higher, low blood pressure is 90/60mmHg or lower, while the average blood pressure should be between between 90/60mmHg and 120/80mmHg. Your BP can be controlled and altered through lifestyle changes. Blood pressure is something that should be taken seriously, which is why at cannabisMD we aim to provide you with a library full of articles that can help guide to educate you on hypertension from factors and causes to signs and symptoms, medical and alternative treatments.
We research the likes of the cannabis plant as a possible treatment for hypertension. This is due to the fact that the cannabis plant has shown promising results in treating the signs and symptoms of hypertension. We also provide scientific studies based on medical cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD), in simplified forms so that you can get a better understanding of the medical properties of cannabis and even hemp.