COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease involves a set of various lung conditions, including chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, and emphysema.
All these diseases are accountable for breathing troubles as they limit the airways in the lungs, and inhibit their elasticity. In time, these conditions aggravate steadily which can even cause fatal consequences. In fact, after heart disease and cancer, COPD ends terminally for many patients.
- Chest tightness
- Troubles and pain in drawing breath
- Frequent fatigue episodes
- Increased sputum amounts
- Loss of breath after the minimum of exertion
When the disease reaches its final stages, an immediate oxygen supply is needed for the patients struggling with this disease.
The conventional treatments for this disease are the prescribed medications which can be harmful as they cause negative side effects. Therefore, many patients turn to medical cannabis as an alternative.
Medical cannabis effectively soothes their symptoms and does not cause any side-effects. Actually, plenty patients of COPD state that the “vaping” cannabis (a vaporizer to breathe in cannabis) is of great assistance in alleviating symptoms of COPD.
Aside from breathing in cannabis can be used as a concentrated oil extract which would be extremely beneficial for COPD patients. This method of ingestion of cannabis was developed by the Canadian Rick Simpson. People who have already tried this form of cannabis claim that it helped them for various conditions and diseases like the following ones:
- Chronic epilepsy
- Crohn’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Cannabis is particularly beneficial for patients in the latter COPD stages. This was proven by a patient of COPD, namely Jeff Waters, who was at that time 28 years old, and as any COPD patient was obliged to attend an ER where it was discovered that his lungs were already scarred and he was in stage 2 COPD.
He was given all the conventional drugs in order for his condition to be treated, but unfortunately they did not show positive results but only worsen his condition. At one point of his illness he was not able to climb the stairs anymore thus entering stage 3 COPD. In this stage he needed to use an oxygen cylinder all the time, even when showering and shaving.
His condition was not improving; in fact it got so worse that he had to be hospitalized in a life-support unit struggling with severe pneumonia as a result of the harsh allergic reaction to a prescribed medication for hypertension. Due to all these events he decided to turn to some alternative ways.
He started researching, and online read about the use of cannabis in the case of COPD. Many experiences of patients with COPD confirmed improvement when using cannabis. For that reason Jeff bought cannabis oil and used it for 2 months.
In two months he managed to free himself from the use of the conventional medication and could dispense with his oxygen cylinder.
His serious health condition occurred eight years ago, today Jeff is a healthy person who walks 2 to 5 miles a day. He claims that cannabis oil gave him his life back.