Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a central nervous system disease in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys the myelin sheath protecting and insulating the body's nerve fibers. This myelin is essential for nervous system to function properly, and damage to the myelin disrupts signals between the brain and the rest of the body. MS can be disabling, and patients may experience fatigue, walking difficulties, numbness, muscle spasms, weakness, vision problems, dizziness, bladder and bowel problems, pain, depression, and emotional and cognitive changes. Rarely, patients may also experience seizures.
Studies show cannabis can can slow the neurodegenerative process of the MS. By activating cannabinoid receptors in the endocannabinoid system, cannabis can help regulate the immune system and modulate inflammatory responses. Several studies suggest that the symptoms and signs of advancing MS can be ameliorated or delayed with combinations of cannabinoids. Cannabis helps patients manage their symptoms by reducing pain, muscle stiffness, and spasms.
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