Autoimmune Diseases and Cannabis Part 8 – Hashimoto’s Disease
In the 8th installment of this 10-part series, we take an in-depth look at the benefits of cannabinoid therapies for a prevalent autoimmune disease by the name of Hashimoto’s disease. This autoimmune disorder is caused by abnormalities and attacks by the immune system on the body’s thyroid resulting in an overproduction of thyroid hormones and inflammation that ultimately results in the thyroid not producing efficient enough hormones for proper regulation. The symptoms of Hashimoto’s disease are abundant and include everything from fatigue and brittle nails to enlargement of the tongue, hair loss, increased sensitivity to cold, and much more. While the symptoms may be abundant, the treatments are not, and one of the most common medications prescribed comes with a long list of side effects. Thankfully while research is limited in the area of cannabinoid therapy specifically for the treatment of Hashimoto’s disease, there is significant research surrounding the effectiveness of various cannabinoids in the treatment of many of the symptoms experienced by Hashimoto’s disease patients. The few specific studies that are available at this time have also shown positive results in utilizing cannabinoid therapies in the treatment of this autoimmune disease. Check out this article to learn more about how cannabinoid therapies may help those living with Hashimoto’s disease.
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