Alzheimer’s disease; taking the edge off with cannabinoids? Alzheimer’s disease is an age-related disorder that causes cognitive decline. This study aims to identify if cannabinoids, present in Marijuana, can have a significant impact on the brain of an Alzheimer’s patient, as they are known to be protecting agents that reduce the symptoms of the disease and prevent it from aggravating further.
Medical cannabis may have a positive impact on the health of an Alzheimer’s patient. Cannabinoids, present in Marijuana, are known to reduce oxidative stress, promote the growth and development of nervous tissue, support the repair mechanism of the brain and reduce inflammation, making it an extremely useful, all-rounder treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease. Thus multiple tests and experiments have been conducted on rodents to evaluate the effects of cannabis treatments and its potential role as a therapeutic option to stop the progression of the alzheimer disease.
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Medical cannabis reduces inflammation in the brain and promotes the healthy growth of nervous tissue. Medical cannabis has the potential to affect the pathology of the disease due to its anti‐inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Cannabinoids also protect the neurons from getting damaged by promoting the growth of the nervous tissue in brain cells. Various studies show cannabinoids enhancing the growth and development of neurons in the brain of the rodents inflicted with the disease by going against the ill effects produced by nitric oxide.
Medical cannabis helps in reversing the damage caused by Alzheimer’s. Studies have revealed that cannabis oil cannot only offer protection against the damage inflicted by the disease, but can also reverse the signs of memory loss when the intake is increased. Current prescription drugs have numerous side effects and cannot reverse the effects of the illness. Medical cannabis, on the other hand, has proven to be more effective since it promotes the brain’s repair mechanism.
Medical cannabis can act as a better alternative to current prescription drugs. There are only 4 approved drugs currently used to alleviate the symptoms of this cognitive disease, however, they aren’t as effective as the THC found in Marijuana. The THC has proven to be more effective in reducing the symptoms of the disease whilst encouraging the body’s natural repairing processes. Studies have been conducted to find out if other diseases such as Parkinson’s disease can be treated using Marijuana, and a lot of potential has been found.