Medical Marijuana and HIV/AIDS

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HIV and AIDS are serious diseases with major side effects, and one in three HIV/AIDS patients turn to medical marijuana to ward off the symptoms and illnesses associated with this disease.

What is HIV/AIDS? 

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a disease that compromises the immune system, by killing white blood cells. Because white blood cells are protective cells in the body, people with HIV have lowered or depleting immune systems so diseases like cancer, meningitis and pneumonia start to take form as well.

Advancement of HIV leads to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), which is defined by the appearance of more infections and a low CD4+ T cell count.

How does medical marijuana help? 

Many studies support the numerous claims that medical marijuana helps ward off many of the symptoms of HIV/AIDS such as nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. Medical marijuana also works to help restore weight and maintain essential nutrients in the body. In addition, studies have shown cannabis to target neuropathic pain that can be caused by many HIV/AIDS therapies.

To learn more about how medical marijuana can help with HIV/AIDS, please contact us: 403-475-4205.

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