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Inflammation

Inflammation is the human body trying to heal itself. It can occur anywhere on the body. Inflammation is a sign of injury and pain. Inflammation can cause the affected area to become hot and swollen, and while anti-inflammatories are easy to come by, medical cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD oil) have the potential to treat inflammation.

It is a natural reaction that is caused by your immune system. This is because, when injured, or in pain the immune system will created a projective barrier around the affected area. It does this by releasing chemicals from the body’s white blood cells which increase blood flow around the affected area.

Not only does inflammation appear during an injury or from infection, but inflammation can also play a role in chronic diseases due to it being vital to the body’s immune responses. Inflammation defends the body against virus and bacteria, while also repairing itself. Examples of chronic inflammation are asthma, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, bowel disease, autoimmune diseases, hepatitis Pelvic inflammatory disease, Crohn’s disease and more.

The U.S. spend approximately $38,000 every year due to inflammation. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affects 1.6 million American people, 294,000 of this number are children and 17.6 million people worldwide.

Today, people who are living with chronic inflammation have newer treatments options and alternatives such as medical cannabis and cannabidiol (CBD oil). While cannabis still needs to undergo more studies in relation to being a treatment option for inflammation, studies are showing it’s promising medical potential.

At cannabisMD we provide articles discussing inflammation and alternative treatments to reduce it symptoms. We aim to provide accurate information on everything you need to know about inflammation and more.