Pain from inflammation affects all adults at some point in their life. For some though, it can become a chronic condition that cause a great reduction in the quality of life. Most people go for over the counter anti-inflammation medications and being widely available is the norm for most when suffering from pain or inflammation.
These over the counter medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen and many others cause unwanted side effects including upper gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers, heartburn, ringing in the ears, headaches, dizziness, liver or kidney problems, leg swelling, high blood pressure, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and death.
In June of 1999, The New England Journal of Medicine estimated that 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur among Americans with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis every year. Over 100,000 NSAIDs users are hospitalised per year for gastrointestinal complications. Since then more research has caused the authorities to issue more warnings on the dosage of these drugs PLUS many more being taken off the market because of the health risks.
The irony in someone trying to heal themselves with legally made and promoted drugs which can end up killing you or giving you a stroke or heart attack is astonishing when multiple studies have proven the anti-inflammatory effects of phytocannabinoids and terpenoids, compounds that are found in the cannabis plant provide balanced and nontoxic medicinal effects.
Now patients have many choices with the rising trend of CBD, non-smokable options like tinctures, edibles and balms are proving popular in the battle against pain and inflammation. Now we can reduce the need for NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) reducing the risks of side effects and even death by using cannabis.