According to Mayo Clinic, Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that primarily affects the colon and rectum. Ulcerative colitis is commonly accompanied by inflammation and ulcers, or sores, in the lining of the colon and rectum. The aforementioned inflammation and sores can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and other symptoms.
Currently, the underlying cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown, but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the colon and rectum, leading to inflammation and painful sores or lesions. Genetics, environmental factors, and a dysfunctional immune system may all play a role in the development of ulcerative colitis.
Treatment for ulcerative colitis typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and control symptoms. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the affected portion of the colon. It is important for individuals with ulcerative colitis to work with a qualified healthcare provider to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and symptoms.
The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can vary in severity and may include:
The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can come and go, and may flare up during times of stress or due to other triggers. In some cases, the inflammation can extend beyond the colon and rectum to other parts of the body, leading to joint pain, skin rashes, and other symptoms.
The primary ingredients in marijuana are known as cannabinoids, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), which can interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system to help regulate or reduce inflammation and pain.
According to WebMD, medical marijuana may be effective in reducing inflammation in the colon, which can help alleviate the symptoms of ulcerative colitis. In addition to reducing inflammation, medical marijuana has also been shown to be effective in reducing pain, improving appetite, and enhancing overall quality of life in individuals with ulcerative colitis. Medical marijuana may also be effective in reducing the need for other medications that can have negative side effects, such as steroids and immunosuppressants.
It’s important to note that the use of cannabis to treat ulcerative colitis should be done under the guidance and supervision of a qualified Mississippi Medical Marijuana doctor. Dosage and administration can vary depending on individual needs and medical history. Always speak with a doctor to ensure that the use of medical marijuana does not interact negatively with any other medications or treatments. Additionally, some individuals may experience side effects from medical marijuana, such as dizziness, dry mouth, or impaired cognitive function, which should be monitored and discussed with a Mississippi Medical Marijuana Doctor.
Side effects of marijuana can include impacts in:
A licensed medical marijuana doctor in Mississippi can issue an Mississippi medical marijuana card to any patient with a qualifying illness. If you have Ulcerative Colitis, TruReleaf MD can evaluate if you are qualified to use medicinal marijuana as part of your treatment plan. To find out if you qualify for a medicinal marijuana registration card, contact TruReleaf MD immediately. As a first step, fill out our online eligibility survey.