MMJ for Hydrocephalus

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When cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates in the ventricles or cavities of the brain, it produces a condition called hydrocephalus, which puts pressure on the brain and causes impairments in brain function. Symptoms include an unusually large head, or a bulging or tense soft spot on the head, nausea, vomiting, irritability, seizures, sleepiness, poor feeding, poor balance, headaches, memory loss, and reduced concentration. When the condition occurs in infants, it can impair cognitive and physical development.

Medical marijuana can help target the symptoms associated with hydrocephalus. Cannabis effectively manages seizures, nausea, sleep problems, and pain. CBD and THC specificaly regulate nausea and vomiting upon activating the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the endocannabinoid system. In addition, CBD is not only activates the CB1 receptor in order to dampen the release of neurotransmitters, which reduces neuronal excitability and therefore prevents seizures, but it has also been found to be a well-tolerated therapeutic treatment.

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