For those of you who don't know, Crohn's and Colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases that affect your gastrointestinal tract. Cannehbis is spreading the awareness about the disease and showing how cannabis can treat the various symptoms that come with them. Typical symptoms with Crohn's and Colitis include, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, constipation, weight loss, fatigue, and the list goes on. Cannabis is known to be a natural anti-inflammatory, therefore being a perfect addition to your daily routine.
Although not much research is the past, things are starting to look up as more and more research is being done for these specific auto-immune disorders. Recent studies have been done from a gastroenterologist named Dr. Timna Naftali. "Studies have shown that many people with Crohn's disease use cannabis regularly to relieve their symptoms. It has always been thought that this improvement was related to a reduction in inflammation in the gut and the aim of this study was to investigate this," said Dr Naftali. Many people use the plant as a go-to choice of alleviation.
A team member at here at Cannehbis does in fact suffer from Colitis and would to share their story. "At the age of 16, I began experiencing severe stomach pain and extreme weight loss. My life was diminishing drastically. The family doctor was unable to find a problem and referred me to many different specialists. After seeing a hand full of doctors and undergoing many test and procedures, I was finally given a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis. I was given prescription after prescription to help cope with the pain, but many of the medications left me experiencing even worse side effects. I was beginning to lose the hope of ever getting better, when I began to do research of my own. Many people sworn by cannabis and they were not wrong. Cannabis has changed my life for the better. No more cramps, appetite is normal, energy levels increased and I have been living a normal life ever since."
Patients typically try to avoid smoking cannabis and lean towards the consumption of edibles and oils for relief. If you, or know someone who suffers from Crohn's and/or Colitis, start researching more on the benefits cannabis can have to help start your road to remission.