Medical Cannabis Near Me | Medical Marijuana and Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness, occurs due to limited oxygen levels at high altitudes. The symptoms include

  • Lasting headaches
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue and lightheadedness
  • Edema (Swelling hands, feet, and face)
  • Shortness of breath
  • And in extreme cases, coma.

How Medical Marijuana Can Help

There are many benefits associated with marijuana that align nicely with the needs of those suffering from altitude sickness.

CBD, the non psychoactive component of marijauna, eases pain without making the patient feel intoxicated. The cannabinoids in the marijuana help to shut down pain signals and can help users find relief from migraines and headaches.

Marijuana has also been found to be an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting that accompanies the illness. Chemotherapy patients have also been reducing their nausea with cannabis. The reason this works so effectively is due to the endocannabinoid receptors found in your gut. These receptors can bind to the THC cannabinoids in marijuana, resulting in less nausea.

Things to Remember

If you do decide to try medical marijuana to combat your altitude sickness, it’s important to remember that marijuana can increase dehydration, so drink plenty of fluid. Keep your doses low and wait at least five minutes to see what effect it has on your system. Always be cautious in your use and talk to your doctor about their recommendations.

Schedule an appointment with our office today. We can recommend the best strains, method of ingestion and other great tips to make sure you experience all the benefits that medical marijuana has to offer.

20882 Cannabis Certification | Emerald Health Advocates | Medical Marijuana in Laytonsville

Visit Our Laytonsville

Certification Office

Laytonsville, MD Medical Marijuana

6856 Olney-Laytonsville Rd.,
Laytonsville, MD 20882

(240)477-8158

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 7am-4pm
Thursday: 7am-4pm

Read Our Laytonsville

MEDICAL MARIJUANA NEWS

Cannabis Certification in Laytonsville, MD

20882 Cannabis Certification

The Benefits of Cannabidiol on Dravet Syndrome | 20882 Medical Cannabis

By admin | October 15, 2021

Dravet syndrome is a complex childhood epilepsy disorder associated with drug-resistant seizures; it affects 1 in 15,700 people. Those who are diagnosed with this rare disorder face a high mortality rate. Seizures usually start within a child’s first year of life. The first seizure can happen with a fever and may be a seizure involving jerking movements on one side of the body. These seizures often last more than 5 minutes, and quite often result in a condition where seizures … Read more