ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rare neurological condition in which the long motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord progressively stop functioning and die. The associated voluntary muscles waste away, causing debilitating symptoms such as pain, cramps, rigidity, muscle spasm, inflammation, and eventually paralysis.
An estimated 30,000 Americans are affected by ALS at any given time.
There is no known cure for it. Available treatments strive to alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and prolonging survival.
Nutrition, and therapy for breathing, speech, and movement may help improve quality of life. And medications that protect the brain can help to manage symptoms and possibly slow the progress of the disease.
The first symptoms of ALS are typically weakness in a hand or leg, with loss of dexterity or difficulty with balance or walking. Some people experience slurred speech, excessive choking, and difficulty chewing and swallowing.
Common symptoms include:
Medical marijuana helps patients with their muscle spasms, seizures, and involuntary movements. Some patients report easier breathing, decrease salivation, and less pain, along with a better in mood and more regular sleep patterns. Resent research suggests marijuana’s antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties could slow disease progression.
According to a 2010 study published by Rehabilitation Medicine and Palliative Care:
“Ideally, a multi-drug regimen, including glutamate antagonists, antioxidants, a centrally acting anti-inflammatory agent, microglial cell modulators (including tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNF-a] inhibitors), an antiapoptotic agent, one or more neurotrophic growth factors, and a mitochondrial function-enhancing agent would be required to comprehensively address the known pathophysiology of ALS.
Remarkably, cannabis appears to have activity in all of those areas. Preclinical data indicate that cannabis has powerful antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects.”
A Florida medical marijuana caregiver is someone designated by a qualified patient to buy and have Medical Marijuana products as long as they are used by a patient who has been diagnosed with a condition
The risks of vaping whether nicotine or THC are relatively unknown since no one has vape for more than 10 years.
Have access to the smokable Marijuana type, by signing a new informed consent that talks about the risk of smoking it. No hidden fees!
Your MMJ card was given to you by The Florida Department of Health Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) and is valid for 1 year from the date of initial approval. This Expiration date is