Does “medical marijuana help glaucoma”? Let’s Talk !
Before we answer “does medical marijuana help glaucoma,” let’s define the definition of Glaucoma.
The medical definition of Glaucoma is as follows-
“A common eye condition in which the fluid pressure in the eye rises to a higher level than healthy for that eye .If untreated, it may damage the optic nerve, causing the loss of vision or even blindness.”
There are different types of Glaucoma. That includes open angle Glaucoma, and acute angle closure Glaucoma.
Many are asking “does medical marijuana help Glaucoma”gotta know?”
Before we discuss the benefits of marijuana, let’s review how common Glaucoma is worldwide.
It is recorded that Glaucoma is the second leading cause of irreversible blindness,and as many as 3 million people in the United States have Glaucoma.
Unfortunately as many as half of this population are unaware that they have Glaucoma.
Why do you ask? Because initially there are no symptoms. How much anxiety would that cause you, learning you have a disease and no clue?I would imagine a lot.
WebMD reports “if the damage continues, Glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness within a few years.”
Anyone over 40 years old and has a family history of Glaucoma, should see an ophthalmologist every 1 to 2 years for an examination.
The Doctor will dilate your eyes with eyes drops to better exam your eyes. He/she may take pictures, or perform a test called Tonometry to check your eye pressure.The test are without pain.
People at higher risk for Glaucoma are as follows –
Trauma to eyes, poor vision,
Diabetes ,over 40 years old,
People needing Prednisone,
Early Estrogen deficiency,
Hypertension,or Sickle Cell Anemia
May we share some important tips?
Know your family history
Protect your eyes from injury, be mindful when using power tools as well as high-speed sports. Wear eye protection.
Can we talk about traditional treatment?
Here are a few treatments – as follows
Now may we discuss “ does medical marijuana help Glaucoma ”?
What is medical marijuana? What does it treat? Is it legal you ask?
Many states in the USA have legalized the use of Marijuana, and more are in the process to legalize as well as many other countries as they have discovered the medical benefits.
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Cannabinoids are the active chemicals in medical marijuana and are showing positive benefits with many diseases/ disorders.
It is documented that medical marijuana is being used to treat many diseases including the following –
And many more.
It is documented that medical marijuana is beneficial in lowering eye pressure which is the goal. Many patients with Glaucoma are treated with eye drops, unfortunately, some people do not tolerate daily eye drops very well.
Another benefit from medical marijuana it also helps with anxiety, a win-win.
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That’s all for today other than the usual. Scarlett and I are not Doctors nor do we pretend to be, but we will and have been patient advocates for decades.
We want to educate and share information,so you can be better informed and discuss YOUR options with your health care provider.
Thank you for stopping by, please let us know if this is helpful.
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Elaine and Scarlett