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    Is CBD oil good for PMR?

    Is CBD oil good for PMR?

    Is CBD Oil Good for PMR?

    There are many types of pain one can suffer. Bodily pain or discomfort is prevalent in most senior citizens. Some older people have an even more painful experience with Polymyalgia Rheumatica or PMR for short. This inflammation disorder or condition affects people over 50's across the world and affects twice as many women than men. In those over 65 years of age, polymyalgia rheumatica is more prevalent. It was first described by Dr Bruce in 1888. He called it 'Senile Rheumatic Gout.'

    What is PMR anyway?

    For a Polymyalgia rheumatica sufferer, there is no end of stiffness and muscle pain. This problem is commonly found in the shoulder area of the body. Other areas affected are the thighs, wrists, elbows, knees all the way up to the upper arms and neck. It is normally found to be worse in the mornings and will no doubt limit the movement spectrum of the person suffering it. PMR also extends to things like fatigue and inability or difficulty completing everyday tasks.

    What Causes PMR?

    The exact cause of this chronic condition is unknown. Given that it is an autoimmune disorder, genetics and environmental factors are likely factors. A clinical exam will uncover if someone has an elevated Erythrocyte sedimentation rate ESR and further tests will be carried out by the doctor.

    Is CBD oil like Prescription Drugs?

    This question only doctors can answer. There is, however, known drugs already prescribed by doctors for polymyalgia rheumatica. Doctors will prescribe oral corticosteroids and will gradually reduce the dose. These drugs are known to cause serious side effects. Osteoporosis, weight gain, diabetes and high blood pressure are all symptoms of prescription or over the counter drugs.

    TNF-alpha, methotrexate and steroids are among the favoured prescription drugs offered by doctors. This type of treatment is normally only given to those with acute or continuous pain. Calcium and vitamin D supplements are known to be effective too.

    Doctors may also prescribe physiotherapy to boost the bodies self-defence and give movement to the joints and places where the pain is felt. The issue with using pharmaceuticals is the apparent side effects, addiction problems and inability to combine them with other medications. That is why physiotherapy and natural remedies are ever-growing in popularity.

    How can CBD oil Help with PMR?

    Given the need to find alternative remedies, ones without side effects or vicarious issues, CBD oil has grown in popularity. Part due to the scientific research distancing CBD oil from illicit drugs and the facts written in medical journals highlighting this fact, more and more people have shown interest in CBD oil for treating PMR. More people have trusted CBD oil to help chronic pain relief and inflammation to fend off polymyalgia rheumatica.

    Scientific findings have announced that CBD oil acts directly on CB1 and CB2 receptors. Enhancing the body’s ability to use more of its own endocannabinoids is the key to success from CBD oil. It is well known there needs to be more studies on this subject but so far CBD products have a good safety profile for treating polymyalgia rheumatica PMR comparable to prescription drugs.

    What does CBD oil do Exactly?

    CBD will enhance the body's ability to use more of its own cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Endocannabinoid System of our body. Therefore, helping to relieve many health-related issues. Issues like physical pain and inflammation.

    Is CBD an Anti-inflammatory?

    Yes. That is why is it proving successful in relieving the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica. The anti inflammatory aspect of CBD is also well regarded by those treating and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis sufferers remark on the high level of pain relief and this is growing to other inflammation disorders. A study on animals published in 2011 in the 'Journal of Experimental Medicine,' found that CBD reduces inflammation. It did so by changing the way that pain receptors respond to stimuli.

    Is CBD an Analgesic?

    Yes. That is why is it proving successful in relieving the symptoms of polymyalgia rheumatica. CBD enhances the ability of the body to use more of its own cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Endocannabinoid System of our body thus helping the relieving many health-related issues such as pain and inflammation.


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    This blog is intended for informational and educational purposes and contains the opinions of the author based on personal research. This blog is not a substitute for taking specific advice from a healthcare professional for any condition or disease. Any course of treatment for medical, lifestyle or wellbeing purposes should only be done under the direct guidance of a registered physician or regulated healthcare professional where legal.
    This blog is not a substitute for medical advice and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition or disease or to be used in place of physician's advice in any manner. 
    In the UK, hemp CBD products are currently legal to buy without a prescription as a wellness product. The FSA has recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women and those taking other medication should not take CBD without advice from their doctors.