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CBD Oil for Seizures – Effects and Dosage

Seizures are neurological conditions that have challenged medical experts for a long time. When the condition is chronic, it is referred to as epilepsy. Statistics show that each day in Canada, 42 people learn that they have epilepsy and that every year, around 15,500 people discover that they are epileptic.

Some causes of seizures include brain cancer, tumors, kidney or liver problems, and genetic predisposition. Other factors that are known to trigger epileptic fits include stress, lack of sleep, fear, and allergies.

Although there are drugs to treat this condition, they do not completely eliminate it. Sometimes, drugs make it worse. All hope is not lost though. In the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of epilepsy patients using cannabidiol (CBD) as complementary treatment – with positive results.

The Effects of CBD and Seizures

If left untreated, seizures worsen and can sometimes lead to coma or even death. CBD is known to have relief and anti-anxiety effects on users. Scientists have proved that it can alleviate pain resulting from conditions such as cancer and arthritis. Read more.

Recent studies have shown that cannabidiol has the potential to control seizures. Since the use of weed products is now legal, more people are willing to try it out as a treatment. Anecdotal evidence from some patients shows that CBD significantly reduces fits.

Prior to the emergence of CBD as a potential treatment, people would use conventional medication which proved ineffective at times. With the use of CBD in the medication plan, there are prospects of managing and containing certain types of seizures including Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dranct syndrome. Take a look at a study on this.

The downside is that excessive administration of CBD may have adverse effects such as general body weaknesses, diarrhea and decreased appetite.

How Does CBD Stop Seizures?

CBD has been found to have antipsychotic, anti-epileptic and anti-anxiety effects. What’s more, it is extracted from hemp and has less than 0.3% of THC, the psychoactive component in cannabis that causes a ‘high’.

Seizures affect the brain and have a negative effect on the patient’s memory and general body functions. CBD alleviates electrical shocks in the brain, increases a person’s alertness, and positively impacts the patient’s breathing system.

Also, the reduction of pain resulting from brain tumors is essential in rectifying seizure situations. Studies show that CBD is quite effective in the management of this neurological disorder. More information.

Can Edibles Cause Seizures?

Edibles represent foods, snacks, and other forms of products that are infused with cannabis. It is easier to consume cannabis products this way, especially for patients who don’t like other methods such as smoking or dabbing. It’s also a great consumption method for kids with epilepsy.

In epileptics, edibles can alleviate feelings of anxiety, and reduce pain and occurrence of seizures. Occasionally, users of these edibles become dependent on them and this usually has adverse effects on the patient. Marijuana edibles are especially risky because they contain high levels of THC. An overdose can cause effects such as paranoia, decreased blood pressure, panic attacks, and rapid heartbeat. And this will only worsen the disorder, and in the end reduce the quality of life of patients. Further reading.

Keep in mind that a seizure can be caused by injuries of impaired movements due to the overeating of edibles.

CBD and Marijuana Oil Dosage for Seizures

What’s the right dosage of CBD and marijuana oil for epilepsy patients? Well, this is debatable because research on the use of marijuana products to treat seizures is still underway. Aside from that, the amount of CBD or marijuana oil required depends on several factors.

First, our bodies are unique so we can’t assume that a daily dosage of 30 mg will have the same effect on three different patients. Factors to consider here include body weight variations, metabolism, age, and genetics. The severity of the condition is also vital. When it is severe, a patient may need a higher dosage.

On matters dosage, patients need to tread carefully. It’s recommended that they start with a low dosage and keep going up till an optimal level is reached. As we have seen, overdosing may only increase the frequency and duration of seizures.

The use of CBD and Marijuana oils in the treatment of epilepsy is a big step in the medical world. It could prove to be the ultimate cure for seizures, considering that more research on cannabis is still being done. We can only wait and see.

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