Marijuana has recently been found to have efficacy for treating glaucoma. The medical community has taken a hard look at this and concluded that marijuana use may help cure glaucoma. This study was conducted by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. Glaucoma is a chronic progressive illness, and marijuana use has been shown to relieve some of the symptoms associated with this disease. Some experts feel that this treatment will be found to be highly effective when combined with other treatment options. This means that it could become one of those successful treatments that become standard protocol in treating glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a type of eye disease caused by a disease that begins in the middle vision and moves toward the front sighted. This results in vision loss and leads to severe damage to the optic nerve. The symptoms of glaucoma can be detected when the patient has difficulty seeing, and the eyes become constantly sensitive to light. This can become a debilitating condition and if not detected early it can lead to blindness. Marijuana has been known to be used for treating glaucoma in certain cases and has been used as an alternative treatment option for years. It is still being studied, but so far there seems to be some evidence that marijuana can be used to treat glaucoma.
There are two main theories on why marijuana can treat glaucoma. Some doctors believe that it can help slow down or even stop the progress of glaucoma. They claim that marijuana reduces the pressure on the optic nerve which allows for less damage to occur. Another theory is that it can help to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy medications. This can be very helpful to people who already have a difficult time dealing with the side effects of certain medications.
The only thing that is certain about marijuana and glaucoma treatment is that it must be used carefully. Even though marijuana is natural, it is still possible to have too much of it. Too much marijuana will cause the same side effects as too much alcohol or cigarettes, and these medications are already known to have some very negative side effects. So, it is important to use marijuana in moderation if you want to keep your vision intact.
If you decide that marijuana is right for your glaucoma treatment, then you will have to talk to your doctor about how to take it. The doctor may recommend that you avoid smoking marijuana completely, although many people report a decrease in the severity of their symptoms when they quit. He may also recommend that you increase your fluid intake, reduce your level of physical activity, and eliminate other drugs (prescription and over-the-counter) that you currently are taking.
In addition to discussing your use of marijuana, you will also need to discuss it with your eye doctor. Glaucoma is usually treated with a medication that your eye doctor will prescribe, and this can sometimes be hard to come by in certain areas. If you have access to the medication, then it may be worth trying to find a cheaper alternative that still effectively treats the disease. However, if you cannot get access to this type of medication, then you will also need to discuss other alternatives with your doctor to choose the best treatment plan. Glaucoma is a disease that can be very difficult to treat, and if you are living with the symptoms of glaucoma daily, then you will need to find a treatment that works for you.