The Benefits of Medical Cannabis for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that leads to inflammation of the joints, surrounding tissues and other organs such as your heart. About 1.5 million Americans suffer with RA. Women are affected more than three times as men.

Each individual experiences varying degrees of pain. Flares ups can last from days to months at a time. The small joints of the wrist and hands are commonly affected. The joints may become painful, warm, swollen with redness.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure for RA. There are multiple medications that help with pain, inflammation and slow the progression of the disease. The goal is to decrease the frequency of flare ups so the patient can live a more comfortable life. Medical cannabis has been shown to help with the pain when the medications are not working effectively.

If you or a love one is suffering from RA and would like to learn more about how medical cannabis can be helpful, please call our office at (626) 817-9025 or schedule an appointment online to visit our California Medical Marijuana Doctor in Altadena.

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