Hepatitis C – Cannabis Treatment
Can Medical Cannabis Help Hepatitis C Patients?
The short answer is YES! Hepatitis C is the leading disease carried by the blood in America. It infects over 4 million, and some suggest up to 8 million in this country and is the primary cause of liver cancer and cirrhosis. Over 10,000 Americans die each year from diseases caused by Hepatitis C. Only about 20% of those who suffer from this deadly disease will be able to rid their body of Hep C on their own.
The short answer is yes. The primary role of cannabis is to stimulate appetite, reduce nausea and vomiting, and treat joint pain. This role is applicable to HCV patients undergoing chemotherapy, those with cancer or cirrhosis, and those with joint pain and headache. Cannabis is far less toxic than other medications that might be prescribed for these conditions and where liver impairment is concerned, it is vital to avoid toxicity.[…]