Health

Three ways medical marijuana can help people get away from pharmaceuticals

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Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is often prescribed for conditions that call for continual support. Three of these conditions are:

1. Pain management

Opioids are addictive and can cause other issues for those with chronic pain. Cannabis is used to help control the pain and is non-addictive.

2. Tremors and muscle spasms

People with Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and other movement disorders typically use amphetamines, corticosteroids and other drugs to help with neurological disorders. Marijuana can impact the symptoms in a positive way and reduce the tremors or eliminate them while taking marijuana.

3. Sleep disorders

Sleep aid side effects might include being groggy, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation, etc. Marijuana is an effective treatment with little to no side effects.

Consult your doctor regarding the use of cannabis in your treatment and to ensure you don’t have any adverse effects with other medications you are taking.

Elderwerks Educational Services offers education on must-know topics such as medical cannabis (marijuana), and has a friends and family newsletter which provides up to date information on new research, resources, and other items of interest to older adults and their caregivers.

The Elderwerks team members are experts in supporting seniors, families and professionals with education, information and referrals on senior housing options, care, support services and benefits. Elderwerks complimentary services are available to anyone needing help on senior related issues. For more information, visit Elderwerks.org or email help@elderwerks.com.

Elderwerks Educational Services : 251 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, IL 60067: 855.462.0100 : https://www.elderwerks.org/

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