Cannabis for Psoriasis
Have you ever considered cannabis for psoriasis? Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, inflamed patches on the skin. The patches can be very large or small, and they may itch intensely. Psoriasis is a chronic condition that can be difficult to manage. A variety of treatment options are available, but it can be difficult to choose the best option if you have sensitive skin.
“Psoriasis affects more than 3% of the US adult population. That is more than 7.5 million US adults.” – Armstrong et al., JAMA Derm 2021 via The National Psoriasis Foundation
CBD for Psoriasis
Many people turn to CBD to help manage their psoriasis symptoms. CBD oil is effective at relieving inflammation and soothing the skin. Some studies have suggested that it may be effective in treating psoriasis as well. Let’s take a look at the benefits of using cannabis to treat psoriasis.
Benefits of Cannabis for Psoriasis
There are several different ways that CBD oil can benefit people with psoriasis. One of the most powerful benefits is that it helps to reduce inflammation. Because psoriasis is caused by an inflammatory response in the skin, it makes sense that an anti-inflammatory compound like CBD would be an effective treatment option.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or illness, and it can be very painful. Reducing inflammation in the body can help to reduce the amount of pain you feel and make it easier to rest and recover. This is particularly important for people with chronic conditions like psoriasis that prevent them from performing their regular daily activities.
Other Benefits of Cannabis for Psoriasis
Another benefit of CBD oil is that it may reduce flaking and scaling of your skin.
People with psoriasis often experience very dry skin that leads to painful flaking and scaling. CBD oil can help reduce these symptoms and make your skin feel smoother and more hydrated. It may also help to reduce itching and discomfort caused by psoriasis.
Although there is no cure for this condition, there are several treatments that can help to reduce inflammation and control symptoms. These medications can be quite expensive.
Many people choose to explore the use of cannabis as an alternative to traditional treatment methods due to the high cost and negative side effects.
While more research is needed in this area, there is already significant evidence that shows cannabis can be an effective treatment for several skin conditions including acne, eczema, and psoriasis.
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