Autoimmune Diseases and Cannabis Part 6 – Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the 6th installment of this 10-part series, we take an in-depth look at the benefits of cannabinoid therapies for a common autoimmune disease named Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis, or RA for short, is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body’s tissue, including joints and, in some cases, the internal organs resulting in painful swelling and inflammation. Nearly 1.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with this autoimmune disease. Common pharmaceutical and OTC treatments for RA are effective for many, however many of them come with the risk of a long list of various side effects. For this reason, many RA patients are seeking out holistic alternatives. The research available to date surrounding the use of cannabis for treating RA offers substantial hope. Check out this article to learn more about how cannabinoid therapies may help Rheumatoid Arthritis patients.
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