How Medical Marijuana Can Help People Who Are Living With HIV

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According to the latest statistical data from the World Health Organization, over a million US adults are living with HIV/AIDS in the country. The chronic and life-threatening condition affects the immune system and results in several painful symptoms that include:

  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Recurring fever

The most common treatment that people with HIV opt for to prolong the onset of AIDS is antiretroviral drugs. While effective, these drugs are often accompanied by additional medical issues such as severe pain in the nerve endings and loss of appetite.

Medical marijuana has become a popular form of treatment to address the complications of the condition and provide relief to the patient. It has multiple benefits for people with HIV such as:

It Stimulates The Appetite:

One of the first side effects of conventional HIV/AIDS treatment is a loss of appetite and weight. The therapeutic effects of cannabis counter the effects of the drugs to stimulate the appetite and improve the digestion of the patient. It also helps in regaining the lost weight, which helps the patient stay healthy.

It Helps Alleviate Nausea:

As HIV progresses, it can worsen nausea and make it difficult for patients to digest food. According to a study published by the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, medical marijuana has proven effective in reducing the severity of nausea and in some cases diminishing it altogether among people undergoing Antiretroviral Therapy.

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It Improves Mood and Reduces Anxiety:

Depression, anxiety, and mood disorders are common among those with HIV. They occur as a result of a combination of social and psychological pressures. The good-drug-effect of medical marijuana helps to improve the mood and alleviates anxiety while increasing the feelings of positivity and self-confidence.

Obtaining Effective Medical Marijuana Treatments

Medical marijuana can be easily obtained is you need it for qualifying conditions under the state laws. If you live in North Miami Beach, Hollywood or Hallandale Beach, our team at Midori Med can help you through the entire process from obtaining the medical marijuana certificate to making the actual purchase.

Our database includes an extensive list of licensed and certified medical marijuana dispensaries across the country which you can access via our website.

For more information about Midori Med’s services check out our website today!