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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis, is a neurological condition where the nerve cells in the brain and in the spinal cord are damaged. This damage occurs when myelin (the coating the protects the nerves) starts the wither away. Due to this, MS patients suffer from a wide range of symptoms such as muscle movements, balance difficulties and bad coordination. While these can affect one’s daily life, medical cannabis or cannabidiol (CBD oil) might be able to reduce these symptoms.

Multiple sclerosis can be developed at any age, and its most commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 50.The National MS Society estimates that there are 1 million people living with MS n the United States alone. This number has doubles since 1975. On a global scale, there is roughly 2.3 million people living with MS.

MS is characterized as an autoimmune disease. The immune system fails to realize that the myelin is not a foreign substance, and therefore attacks it. Plaques and lesions form due to inflammation. These patches of plaque and lesions can be seen through an MRI scan. When inflammation reduces, scarring on the sclerosis (myelin sheath) occurs.

Experts still are not sure as to what factors may cause MS, and while we still don’t know the answer to this question, we cannot cure MS until we at least know the cause of it. However, all hope is not lost, we can still treat MS through a wide range of methods such as medications and therapy.

While these can be expensive, there are also a range of alternative treatments for Multiple sclerosis. One of which causes controversy, but also shows promising potential in the medical industry. This treatment is, medical cannabis.

At cannabisMD, we provide a wide range of articles on medical cannabis, CBD oil and it’s possible therapeutic effects on treating the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.