Retirement; like your parents, but way cooler
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age
of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this
financially independent lifestyle, they invite you
to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.
Conditions that Marijuana Can Treat
There are more than 150 medical conditions that are known to respond favorably
to medical marijuana as an option. However, every state that has legalized
marijuana for medical use has different rules on which conditions can be managed
by cannabis. As such, it is recommended that you consult an
MMJ doctor to find
out if your condition meets your stateís requirements. In general, these five
conditions are the most common medical complaints controlled with marijuana.
Nearly 35% of people who are seeking cannabis treatment are attempting to get
relief from mood disorders such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic
stress disorder (PTSD). Traditionally, these conditions are treated with
psychotherapy and prescription medications, but frequently, patients are seeking
natural relief, and despite the bad reputation marijuana has, it is a natural
product. Only about half the states that have legalized medical marijuana
recognize mood disorders as a qualifying condition, but with the number of
people seeking it, this is likely to change in the future to include more
Approximately 34% of people who want to try marijuana on a condition are doing
alleviate chronic pain. Most of these patients have tried various
medications in the past with little effect or only temporary relief. Medical
marijuana is approved in most states that have legalized it to alleviate chronic
pain associated with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries or disease,
cancer, HIV, and arthritis. Additionally, some traditional treatments for these
conditions, like chemotherapy, can cause a loss of appetite, and one of the
signature characteristics of marijuana is an increase in appetite. This can help
patients eat enough to maintain their strength for continued treatment.
Crohnís disease patients experience an inflamed intestinal tract, which can
cause intense abdominal pain and the inability to sleep. Marijuana has
anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce the inflammation in a personís
intestines, thereby lessening the pain. Marijuana has also been shown to improve
sleep, which can help people with Crohnís disease get relief from their pain
long enough to get a good nightís sleep, and that sleep will be of higher
quality because of the THC in the marijuana.
Glaucoma is an eye condition that is characterized by an accumulation of fluid
in front of the eyes that damages the optic nerve. People who suffer from
glaucoma often have intense eye pain, which can lead to vomiting. Research
indicates that the use of marijuana as one component of treatment can provide
pain relief and prevent vomiting in patients with glaucoma, particularly those
who are in the late stage of the disease.
About 3 million people in the United States have epilepsy, which causes
recurring seizures, some of which can be debilitating. The FDA has already
approved a CBD (non-THC) for epilepsy and has recognized the benefits of using
marijuana on this condition. Marijuana has shown to lessen the number and
severity of seizures and is available in all states that have legalized medical
marijuana to treat epilepsy.
These conditions are just the tip of the iceberg of those that can be
successfully managed with marijuana. There is hope for relief if youíre
suffering from any number of medical disorders that havenít been improved by
traditional means. Contact your doctor today to find out if marijuana can be a
potential solution for you.
About the Authors
Early Lifestyle appeals to a different
kind of person Ė the person who prizes their
independence, values their time, and who doesnít
want to mindlessly follow the crowd.
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