CANNABIS AND AGING

Aging is not an option for all of us living on planet Earth. Everyone tries to block the aging process from occurring on our parts of the body but one thing I know you can never fight age from coming on your way. For us to live the same life all through our age we must look at how we can control the changes that occur unexpectedly. 

Due to the legalization of the use of cannabis in some parts of the world, the consumption of medical cannabis has increased among the elderly for there is less stigma from the public due to it being accepted by the public. Age is no longer a limitation to the consumption of cannabis. This article focuses on the health problems that lead to the consumption of cannabis by the aged, the risks associated with the consumption of the drug, and the benefits associated with the consumption of cannabis among the aged. 

Health problems that lead to the consumption of cannabis by the aged 

As the days go by the health conditions of the aged tend to deteriorate. They choose to use medical cannabis to treat the problems that come with aging. These problems are; anxiety, pain, neuropathy, and insomnia. 

Risks associated with the consumption of cannabis 

Consumption of cannabis among the aged is associated with an increase in heart rates hence increasing blood pressure, especially if taken in a large amount by eating cannabis edibles that you are not sure of the amount of dosage of the drug in it. This may lead to an anxiety attack triggering the syndrome of coronary. As aging comes in one tends to suffer from so many health complications and thus the most of the aged are always under medical treatment. The use of medical cannabis may affect the level of blood of other drugs by either increasing or decreasing it. It interferes with the enzymes in the liver of the human body that helps in the metabolization of the medicine. One of the active ingredients of cannabis, the CBD, brings in the competition by taking captive the substances that are needed to reduce and clear the medication of the other drugs from the system of the body. 

If you are elderly and you are using cannabis and you have to undergo surgery, you must disclose it to your doctor so that he can know the drug to use for your anesthesia and how the pain in you can be made after surgery. 

 Benefits associated with the consumption of cannabis among the aged  

The elderly mostly suffer from lack of sleep, by consuming the medical cannabis that has less content of THC that causes one to be high, and consume the one that has a high content of CBD they tend to sleep more easily. 

The elderly mostly suffer from chronic pain and insomnia, through the consumption of medical cannabis the pain is reduced. 

Due to aging, the cognitive functioning of the elderly deteriorates every day, the functioning becomes stable as the pain is reduced among the elderly. 

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