SHARE

Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening disease that is extremely uncomfortable and inhibiting. Although there’s no cure (yet), there are ways to manage symptoms. Read on to find out how cannabis can help.

 7 Ways That Cannabis Helps Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Can Cannabis Help with Cystic Fibrosis?

By The Stoner's Cookbook

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening disease and cannabis can help with its symptoms. Here's a breakdown of exactly how marijuana can help CF sufferers.

  • What is Cystic Fibrosis?

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Cystic fibrosis is life-threatening disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive tract. Common in children and young adults, it's an inherited disease.

  • What are the Symptoms?

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Symptoms of CF can differ vastly in each person. Some of common symptoms are fever, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and sinus pain.

  • Managing Pain

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    CF patients often suffer from severe aches and pains. Marijuana can help as cannabinoids are effective painkillers which act in the brain and spinal cord to suppress both acute and chronic pain.

  • Endocannabinoids and Coughing

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Endocannabinoids, which work by activating receptors the same receptors in the brain that THC does, can help reduce coughing and irritation.

  • Appetite and Nausea

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Sometimes, people with CF cough so much they vomit, which can lead to malnutrition. Cannabis can increase appetite and decrease nausea, which helps this problem.

  • Cannabis and Inflammation

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Cannabinoids are known to be anti-inflammatory. Since cannabinoid receptors are in the lungs, THC can further benefit patients by reducing respiratory inflammation.

  • Counteracting Diarrhea

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Diarrhea can appear in those with CF as a result of inadequate digestion. The consumption of cannabinoids can counteract diarrhea and prevent the loss of nutrients.

SHARE