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Qualifying Conditions

Listed below is information on qualifying conditions for the use of Medical Marijuana.  Please contact us if you do not see your condition listed to see if our doctors would be able to help you.  

Hepatitis C

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. One type, hepatitis C, is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). It usually spreads through contact with infected blood. It can also spread through sex with an infected person and from mother to baby during childbirth.

 

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Medical Marijuana and Hepatitis C

Many of the medications taken with Hepatitis C can cause nausea, Medical Marijuana can help it. Many different forms of Medical Marijuana have showed to work with in that case.

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Migraine

Migraines are a recurring type of headache. They cause moderate to severe pain that is throbbing or pulsing. The pain is often on one side of your head. You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea and weakness. You may be sensitive to light and sound.

 

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Medical Marijuana and Migraine

Medical Marijuana may help with pain, nausea and sensitivity to light. It is not a cure for Migraines, but it may help improve your quality of life.  Talk to a doctor to find out if they think Medical marijuana is right for you.

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Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

 

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Medical Marijuana and Diabetes

Medical Marijuana may help stabilize blood sugar, keep blood vessels open, and that would assist in lowering blood pressure. It may also reduce gastrointestinal pain and cramping. But please contact a doctor to find out what would be best for you. There may be other benefits that comes with the use of medical marijuana, studies are ongoing.

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Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. If you have SCD, there is a problem with your hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen throughout the body. With SCD, the hemoglobin forms into stiff rods within the red blood cells. This changes the shape of the red blood cells. The cells are supposed to be disc-shaped, but this changes them into a crescent, or sickle, shape.

 

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Medical Marijuana and Sickle Cell Anemia

Medical Marijuana can help with the pain associated with Sickle Cell Anemia. This is not a cure for Sickle Cell Anemia, or even a “short term fix”. This is to help with the relieve some of the pain associated with it.

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Spasticity

Spasticity is a condition in which there is an abnormal increase in muscle tone or stiffness of muscle, which might interfere with movement, speech, or be associated with discomfort or pain

 

 

 

Medical Marijuana and Spasticity

Medical Marijuana may help with the cramps and pain associated with Spasticity. It will not be a cure all but instead a quality of life improvement, maybe patients have reported to have less cramping and pain after using medical marijuana.

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