Did you know how many people who have epilepsy? Well, there are around 60 million people worldwide who are suffering from epilepsy. 3.4 million or 1.2% of US population suffered from epilepsy in 2015. There are approximately 5000 people in the USA die from prolonged seizures. Today in this blog we are going to discuss how CBD can be helpful to epilepsy. So lets us examine it how it works-
What is epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a chronic brain disorder which results in patients to suffer from recurring seizures. Conventional medicine can help to control the situation or even cure it entirely in some cases.
How is epilepsy caused?
The cause of the seizure is mostly unknown. However, some indications are brain tumors, strokes or injury can trigger the disease. Epileptic seizures are caused due to excessive activity of neurons in the brain creating neurological imbalances.
Symptoms of epilepsy
- Alterations in the sense of taste
- Twitching of limbs
- Performing repetitive movements
- Loss of consciousness
- Mood swings
These symptoms let you know that you are suffering from epilepsy.
What are the dangers of epilepsy
Epilepsy seizures can result in a wide variety of injuries due to loss of muscle control and coordination. Injuries can be mild or severe and can result in death.
What is CBD
CBD is one of the most active compounds in the cannabis plant. This plant contains more than 100 compounds in which CBD and THC are the most active one. No doubt they belong to the same plant, but they are opposite from each other. CBD has non- psychoactive which do not makes you high, whereas THC has psychoactive properties which make you high. But they both come with excellent medical applications. Each person has an Endocannabinoid system that helps the body to maintain a healthy balance biologically. It slows down the elimination of the cannabinoids that are processed by the body. Thus indirectly stimulating the endocannabinoid system.
CBD helps to relieve pain, anxiety, chronic decides as well as it helps to fight against cancer.
How CBD helps in curing epilepsy?
CBD helps to regulate brain activity at a cellular level. A team of neurologists at the New York University recently published the results from the large-scale study of CBD is the best way to cure epilepsy. It is also treated with 162 patients and closely monitored them form three months. Researchers said that using CBD as an add-on reduces seizure about 37% in the average patient.
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