What is Asthma
Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, that is characterized by inflammation of the bronchial tubes with increased production of sticky secretions inside the tubes.
June 17, 2015Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) as an Effective Asthma Treatment
Atopic diseases, or those that cause an individual to experience immediate allergic reactions (asthma being one of the more common), affect about 20 percent of the population in developed countries. Researchers looking for a way to combat the longtime public health concern conducted a series of tests involving the use of cannabidiol (CBD). Although the research used rats as subjects the results are nonetheless encouraging. Early research suggests that CBD is an effective treatment for minimizing the inflammation experienced by asthma sufferers. The Study With the approval …
March 02, 2015Cannabis Smoke May Benefit Asthma and Lung Functions
The unique nature of cannabis is demonstrated partly by the special characteristics of its smoke. Unlike virtually all other forms of smoke, which impair lung function, cannabis smoke may actually improve it. That being said, vaporizing cannabis is clearly the superior alternative to smoking cannabis, as it provides the medicinal compounds of marijuana without the negative side effects of smoke (such as carcinogens and other cancer-causing chemicals). Regardless, many studies have shown that cannabis use may benefit asthma patients and enhance general lung function by acting as a bronchodilator, rather …
February 02, 2013Cannabinoids May Help in Managing Asthma-Related Symptoms
What Is Asthma? Asthma is one of the most ubiquitous chronic inflammatory diseases in the U.S., affecting an estimated 35 million people, and claiming the lives of 4,000 each year. The disease is typically caused by inflammation of the bronchial tubes, causing the chest to feel tight and breathing to become difficult. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing (especially at night), shortness of breath, and pain or pressure in the chest. While not every case of asthma is identical, the treatments for all cases are similar. Current Methods of Treating Asthma Patients Anti-inflammatory drugs are the most popular treatment …