Localized scleroderma is more likely to affect people below the age of 40.
That said, CBD oil is not a substitute for proper medical care, and patients should seek advice from their physician before using it for the first time. Although most people consider CBD safe, it can cause some side effects, including various drug interactions.
There are several different types of scleroderma. Doctors usually place the condition into one of two categories – localized or systemic scleroderma. It is then possible to sub-divide each of these categories further, depending on the patient’s specific symptoms.
How Could CBD Oil Help Scleroderma?
In this article, we’ll cover how CBD oil may help with scleroderma symptoms.
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Results: On preliminary results, 20% of participants are actively using medical cannabis, primarily in the form of CBD oil or inhaled. In those patients taking medical cannabis, they reported no significant side effects. Of those not using cannabis, 49% of participants considered using it, and 62% would like further discussion with their rheumatologist regarding pros and cons of medical cannabis. Among our participants, the most common reasons for use of medical cannabis were insomnia, anxiety, and pain. The majority (97%) were aware that there can be side effects, and this was often the reason for wanting more information. The main elements important to the discussion was trust in their treating physician, having a non-judgemental approach, the degree of uncontrolled pain/symptoms and need for alternatives as well as receiving reliable information.
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Background/Purpose: Despite the lack of research regarding medical cannabis, marijuana and its by-products have gained popularity over the last decades. A 2019 Statistics Canada report revealed that approximately 16% of Canadians used marijuana in the last year. A Canadian study also revealed that 80% of rheumatologist participants were questioned by their patients weekly regarding medical marijuana; and in a similar study, 75% of participants were not comfortable prescribing medical marijuana. Despite being a common and debilitating feature in rheumatic diseases, there is little attention given to the study of medical options for the management of pain. The effects, both positive or negative of medical marijuana in patients suffering from lupus or scleroderma, is still unclear. We conducted a survey amongst patient diagnosed with lupus or scleroderma to evaluate their beliefs, concerns and personal experience if any with medical cannabis.
To date, the pathophysiology of scleroderma is still very poorly understood. It is estimated that the disease affects about 8,000 patients in France, but the figures are not accurate due to a delay in diagnosis.
What is scleroderma and how is it treated
The human body is capable of producing cannabinoids and these are therefore of endogenous origin. The phytocannabinoids are substances derived from plants. The cannabidiol is the main source of plant-derived cannabinoids. This is because this substance is not psychoactive due to its low THC content.
The use of cannabinoids to relieve scleroderma
There are also CBD-based supplements in the form of fruit bars and capsules. In this form, dosages are better controlled.