Cancer is the result of some of your body cells multiplying and growing uncontrollably.

Cancer and its treatments can come with many limiting symptoms such as pain, neuropathy, loss of appetite, anxiety, nausea and vomiting. Patients with cancer in state of Texas can benefit from positive effects of cannabis to relieve these symptoms.

THC is an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting caused by cancer treatments. It can also help increase your appetite. CBD can help with sleep and anxiety. Some people report improvement in their pain and needing less pain medicine. Marijuana has less side effects than medications used to treat cancer pain (opioids).

Cannabis may also be used by individuals who are seeking palliative and end-of-life symptom relief. Often, these symptoms include pain, nausea, insomnia, agitation, or night sweats.

Zen Cannabis Clinic will work with you to find the formulation that’s right for you.

relief for cancer symptoms with Zen Cannabis Clinic

What is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis “ALS” is a disease that damages the nerves that control muscles, causing muscles to get weaker. The muscles may slowly stop working, leaving the person unable to move called, “paralysis”. Sadly, over time, the disease gets worse and leads to death. ALS is also known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, after the famous baseball player who died of the disease.

There is no cure for ALS, but doctors can treat the symptoms and prescribe medicines that might slow down the disease a little bit. Medical marijuana, in addition to other medications, can help with spasticity and pain.

What causes ALS?

In most cases, there is no known cause for ALS. In about 10 percent of the cases, the disease is caused by a genetic problem.

What are the symptoms of ALS?

Weak leg or arm muscle (starting in 1 extremity and then spreading to other parts), trouble speaking or swallowing, walking, balance issues, and muscle spasms.

How is ALS treated?

Treatments for ALS include these medicines:

  • Riluzole (brand names: Rilutek, Exservan, Tiglutik)
  • Edaravone (brand name: Radicava)
  • “PB-TURSO” (brand names: Relyvrio, Albrioza)

These medicines work by slowing down the progress of the disease a little bit. They might help people live a few months longer.

All other treatments are aimed at symptom management: this includes oxygen, feeding tube, cane, wheelchair, medications to alleviate pain, depression, anxiety and spasticity.

Medical Marijuana can help symptoms of spasticity. It can also be taken for relieving anxiety and improving quality of sleep.