Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect many different joints throughout the body. Often the feet and hands experience symptoms for Rheumatoid Arthritis the worst. Women have a two to three times higher chance of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis than their male counterparts. Luckily, cannabis is showing promise at helping to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis.
The Symptoms & Science
People who live with Rheumatoid Arthritis lose approximately 10 to 15 years off their life span due to complications from this condition. Some of the early signs to look for of RA are swelling or redness of joints, tenderness in joints, joint pain, stiffness, slight fever, weight loss and fatigue. The journal Current Opinion in Rheumatology published a new study suggesting that cannabis could be an effective option for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Dr. Benjamin Kaplan is a family physician and specialist in cannabinoid therapies who has helped thousands of seniors treat arthritis using cannabinoid therapies.
Seniors Are Saying Yes To Cannabis
Perhaps this is one of the reasons seniors make up the largest cannabis consumer groups. When people think about cannabis legalization, they often think of young long haired people running around getting high avoiding responsibilities. However, in most cases, they don’t think of their Grandma and Grandpa ditching dangerous pharmaceuticals to find relief in a natural plant. If you ever visit an area like Denver Colorado, Eugene Oregon, or other places where both medical and recreational cannabis is legal, you’ll see an entirely different side of the senior community.