Medical Marijuana has been shown to INCREASE APPETITE and SPEED METABOLISM. Most people know that marijuana causes the “munchies” and for many people this may not be an especially good effect. However, several medical conditions such as PTSD, AIDS, and cancer often lead to eating disorders associated with a decreased appetite. In addition, there are a plethora of pharmaceutical drugs that inhibit hunger leading to potentially dangerous weight loss or malnutrition problems. In these cases, medical marijuana is shown to be highly beneficial and significantly aide in the return of a healthy appetite. This is excellent news for patients who have lost their appetite and seem to be withering away. Also excellent news is that studies have indicated that medical marijuana also increases metabolism.
Florida has very specific qualifying conditions that medical marijuana can be recommended to treat. A patient must have a diagnosis that is approved by the state of Florida in order to have a physician recommendation to begin a medical marijuana treatment plan. Currently those qualifications are: Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Crohn’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Chronic pain, and terminal conditions. Several of these conditions (and pharmaceuticals used to treat the conditions) cause loss of appetite. Medical Marijuana is a promising approach to treating the symptoms of appetite loss.
Medical Marijuana is not only effective in stimulating hunger, it also helps ease pain and decrease insomnia, to name a few. Cancer patients typically suffer from a list of side effects such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, nephropathy, and anorexia. While claims from around the globe state that marijuana can cure cancer, there has been no such research to support this claim. What we do understand is that medical marijuana can help to treat some side effects of cancer, especially pain and eating disorders.
Often times, disorders related to stress, depression, and anxiety such as PTSD have a side effect of decreased appetite. This can be directly due to the body’s reaction to the changes in chemical and hormone levels or can be a side effect of medications used to treat the condition. Either way, medical marijuana is effective in treating decreased appetite.
HIV/AIDS patients suffer from decreased appetite, nausea, and diarrhea. Medical marijuana is approved in Florida as a treatment for these symptoms as well as others associated with the condition. The disease causes major compromise in a persons immune system leaving them susceptible to various medical problems such as infection. Often times, infections in HIV positive individuals will be cause for decreased appetite. Pharmaceuticals used to treat HIV/AIDS carry several side effects, one is loss of appetite. Marijuana has been an effective treatment to help alleviate appetite problems.
Dr. Redrick of Citrus Medical Marijuana Clinic is a board certified physician who is credentialed through the state of Florida as a Medical Marijuana doctor. His office is located in Crystal River, Florida at 582 S.E. 7th Ave. He has been overseeing Medical Marijuana patients since the state of Florida approved its use and has observed substantial decrease in various symptoms caused by different medical problems. One promising and exciting evaluation Dr. Redrick has made is that his patients are often able to reduce or replace prescription medications with medical marijuana alleviating patients of drug side effects. If you think Medical Marijuana might be right for you or someone you know, give Citrus Medical Marijuana Clinic a call at (352)564-8245 or check out their website by clicking here.