Statistics for cardiovascular issues and heart disease prevalence in the United States are alarming. Heart disease happens to be the leading cause of death for men and women of most racial and ethnic groups.
At least one person dies because of a cardiovascular disease every 37 seconds and 1 in 4 deaths of an American is due to heart disease.
Approximately 47% of Americans are at risk of heart disease because they have high levels of blood cholesterol, high blood pressure or because they smoke tobacco on a regular basis.
Other lifestyle choices can also put you at risk for developing heart disease and these include excessive consumption of alcohol, unhealthy eating, being diabetic, overweight or obese and having an inactive lifestyle.
Heart disease can be avoided if you practice an active lifestyle, regulate your consumption of alcohol and eat right.
What role can marijuana play in dissipating the symptoms or helping those with heart disease?
Medicinal benefits of CBD
CBD or cannabidiol is found in the cannabis plant and is a non-psychoactive element in the plant which doesn’t make you feel high. It has a range of benefits for people who live with anxiety and chronic pain.
It also has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties which can help lower blood pressure. Studies show that participants exposed to stressful situations had lower blood pressure levels after a dose of CBD as compared to the placebo group.
Studies also show improved brain function in those who are recovering from brain damage following a stroke.
There needs to be more conclusive scientific evidence in favor of increased consumption of medical marijuana for those with heart disease.
Some research indicates that patients with heart failure have fewer chances to experience atrial fibrillation (A-Fib), which is an irregular heartbeat that can get worse with heart failure.
Further introspection is needed to understand more details about the specific components of marijuana that can reduce A-Fib complications.
Is CBD the same as medical marijuana?
Medical marijuana and CBD oil are not the same thing. There are vast differences regarding legality, effects, usage etc and more.
CBD is just one component of the plant which is isolated for use whereas medical marijuana contains both CBD and the compound called THC.
Furthermore, heart disease does not qualify as a medical condition for which consuming marijuana is legal in the state of Florida. Hence, it’s better to avoid smoking medical marijuana if you’re a heart patient or recovering from heart disease.
However, if you have any of the other qualifying conditions and/or are under palliative care, you can enjoy the benefits of smoking medical marijuana to relieve symptoms.
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended for the purpose of providing medical advice. All information, content, and material are for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.