Understanding Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - Part 3

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Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

In today's post, we will continue our discussion of THC in the treatment of various conditions and diseases.

THC has proven effective in stimulating appetite and stabilizing body weight in AIDS/HIV patients and cancer patients suffering from cachexia. THC further helps cancer patients by reducing tumor sizes, reducing conditioned rejection and chemotherapy-induce nausea, increasing comfort throughout the treatment process, and working alongside CBD to reduce pain levels. THC can help those who suffer from Crohn's disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome through its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to reduce abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. It has even helped some attain complete remission. THC reduces the brain's response to negative stimuli, so it may be able to help treat depression. THC also reduces the risk of diabetes by reducing glucose intolerance, improving glucose tolerance, and increasing insulin sensitivity. 

THC not only induces apoptosis of leukemia cells, but it also can enhance the power of other cytotoxic agents to increase leukemia cell death. THC's anti-inflammatory properties make it a potential treatment for lupus and other inflammatory disorders. THC can inhibit the pain response from migraines. It can also reduce pain and decrease muscle spasticity for multiple sclerosis patients. THC also manages pain levels from nail-patella syndrome, as well as lowering the risk and the progression of glaucoma and kidney disease. While THC has the ability to stimulate appetite and weight gain in some, it is, quite surprisingly, also associated with a lower rate of obesity than those who do not consume the cannabinoid.

We will continue our discussion of THC in relation to various conditions in the following post. This information has been brought to you by Medical Marijuana Inc. and approved by our Chief Medical Officer.