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What is Lyme Disease?
According to the CDC, Lyme Disease is the “most common vector-borne disease in the United States.” Lyme disease occurs in humans when a tick is infected with Borrelia burgdoferi and bites a person, spreading the bacterium. Symptoms of lyme disease include fatigue, fever, and a significant headache. If left untreated, lyme disease can spread to the nervous system, joints, and even your heart. Fortunately, lyme disease has been recognized as a qualifying condition for marijuana in Florida. If you or a loved one suffer from lyme disease and believe medical cannabis may be beneficial, contact an experienced medical marijuana doctor in Florida today!
Symptoms of a Lyme Disease
Symptoms of a Lyme Disease can include, but are not limited to:
- Skin Rash (erythema migrans)
Lyme Disease and Medical Marijuana
Some research has shown a statistical correlation between medical marijuana, the endocannabinoid system, and treating lyme disease. The inflammatory properties of medical cannabis have been linked to providing potential relief for some of the symptoms of lyme disease, as well as numerous mental benefits including relief from anxiety and depression. The pain relieving properties of medical marijuana make it a viable treatment for lyme disease. Symptoms such as pain, anxiety, depression, and overall inflammation have been successfully treated and limited using medical marijuana.
Side Effects of Cannabis for Lyme Disease
Side effects of marijuana use can include changes in:
- Reaction Time