Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction | cannabisMD

Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction

urinary tract dysfunction and cannabinoid treatment

Cannabinoids are a bunch of chemicals that live in the cannabis plant (cannabis sativa). Cannabidiol (CBD) is the main compound here and it has been proved that it has anti-inflammatory effects when put into animal cells. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is another one of these compounds and it is said to give off a psychotropic effect. Cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2) are found in the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and allow cannabinoids to bind and work in the body. This paper will look at how cannabinoids could be used to control the medical condition that is lower urinary bladder tract dysfunction.The ECS is a system within the body that plays a vital, key role in regulating bodily functions and organs such as

  • The immune system
  • The central nervous system
  • Mood
  • Appetie
  • And various other funtions

Here is the full scientific article if you wish to download it.

Main Points

  • Cannabis can improve urinary urgency
  • CBD & THC may alleviate neurogenic overactive bladder

Cannabis Can Improve Urinary Urgency

Current studies have seen a lot of publications on the endocannabinoid system and its role in the regulation of micturition. People have become receptive since published pieces have become apparent in that when people with multiple sclerosis (MS) gaining certain benefits when smoking cannabis. These benefits have relieved symptoms associated with urinary urgency and bladder dysfunction. These symptoms were bettered by 64% and 59%, respectively, based on a questionnaire by MS patients.

CBD & THC may alleviate neurogenic overactive bladder

Recently, there has been numerous of placebo-controlled experiments that have shown that cannabis administered orally can change the neurogenic overactive bladder. Many people with really nasty symptoms of MS were treated with a mixture of CBD and THC, and this seemed to alleviate urgency urinary incontinence episodes, daytime frequency, nocturia, and pad weight. If you wish to use medical cannabis, please seek medical advice first.

Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly
Jonathan Neilly is registered with the British Psychological Society, breaking the taboo on mental health issues is one of the driving forces in his life. His background in biomedicine gives him additional understanding of the factors that work together to influence the human condition.

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