CBD and Lupus

CBD and Lupus

Lupus is an inflammatory disease that is caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.

It is most often diagnosed in young women, between the ages of 15 and 44.

Lupus is such a complex disease, making a correct diagnosis can be difficult. Sometimes lupus is misdiagnosed. It may take months or even years for doctors to assess your symptoms to know that the underlying disease is lupus.

Lupus Facts

  • Lupus occurs ten times more often in women than in men
  • Treatment depends on the organs affected by Lupus
  • People can live well with lupus if they actively work toward good health
  • Sun exposure can lead to flare-ups
  • Lupus can flare up during pregnancy

How does CBD help?

Research indicates that CBD stimulates the receptors of the endocannabinoid system, allowing the system to better regulate the immune system.

Evidence indicates that cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 are involved in the mediation of pain caused by inflammation.

CBD is considered an ideal medication to help Lupus patients cope with the symptoms of the disorder like pain and nausea.

Research into CBD for lupus is desperately needed but current findings do suggest that CBD immunoregulatory, anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects could prove to be beneficial for all autoimmune disorders, including lupus.

Leave a comment if you or someone that you know would benefit from CBD!

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