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Diabetic Neuropathy

Treating Diabetic Neuropathy with Medical Marijuana

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

Having diabetes can lead to diabetic neuropathy, which is essentially nerve damage. The most common areas impacted by diabetic neuropathy are your feet and legs. Symptoms of this condition can include pain and numbness, as well as trouble with other parts of your body such as your bladder, heart, blood vessels, and more. Fortunately, Diabetic Neuropathy has been classified as a Florida Medical Marijuana qualifying condition. Contact a Florida Medical Marijuana doctor today to schedule an appointment!

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Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

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Sensory Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Loss of sensation in impacted area of body
  • Tingling sensation
  • Sharp pain
  • Trouble with coordination and balance

 

Motor Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Weak muscles
  • Paralyzed muscles
  • Twitching
  • Cramps in muscles
  • Muscle degeneration

Autonomic Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Excessive sweating
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Troubles with digestion
  • Tachycardia (increased heart rate)
  • Dizziness
  • Vision changes

Proximal Neuropathy Symptoms

  • Pain in hip
  • Pain in thigh
  • Pain in buttock
  • Muscle weakness in thighs
  • Muscle degeneration in thigh
  • Trouble standing up
  • Stomach pain

Mononeuropathy Symptoms

  • Sharp pain
  • Cramps
  • Tingling sensation
  • Burning sensation
  • Food issues (infections, ulcers, etc.)
  • Numbness
  • Trouble feeling temperature change
  • Trouble feeling pain

How Medical Marijuana Affects Diabetic Neuropathy?

Diabetic neuropathy is primarily a neurological condition which causes the nerves to transmit pain signals back to the brain. Current treatments include drugs like gabapentin and Lyrica, which block these signals, but have many negative side effects. Several studies show that medical cannabis, in particular a combination of THC and CBD, may reduce pain with a more positive side effect profile than the typical treatments. (Study here)

Medical Marijuana Doctor Near Me

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Diabetic Neuropathy in Florida and are interested in how medical marijuana may be able to help you, take our qualification survey and schedule an appointment today!

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