Today is world sickle cell day ?
Persons living with sickle cell conditions suffer a lot, physically and emotionally.
Who do you know that suffers from sickle cell anaemia?
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CBD oil can help persons living with sickle cell conditions, to live better, and longer. Share the good news. ?
Sickle cell anemia is a condition that changes the normal shape of blood cells.
This disease gives healthy cells a ‘sickle’ shape that hinders the normal flow of oxygen and nutrients. Ideally, the new shape of the cells causes blockages in the small blood vessels.
Sickle cell anemia is known for causing inflammation or swelling of the feet and hands. It also causes pain and delayed growth as well as frequent infections and vision problems.
Other complications that can result from sickle cell anemia include pulmonary hypertension, organs damage, and stroke.
Bone marrow transplant is currently the best therapeutic aid for this condition.
Medications and blood transfusions are the maintenance therapeutic aids for sickle cell anemia.
2 Big Ways CBD Can Help With Sickle Cell Anemia
Sickle cell is painful. Painful enough to have children sitting in hospitals on a morphine drip just to get through the night. While opioids are a valid option for chronic or severe pain, they weren’t made to be taken for long periods of time. They also are extremely easy to get addicted to, making this method of treatment extremely undesirable.
Studies suggest that CBD can be used for pain when it comes to sickle cell specifically. In a study where they had mice that had human sickle hemoglobin, the cannabidiol helped ease the pain.
This is exciting news because CBD oil also doesn’t wreak havoc on your body from long-term use, it isn’t addictive, there is no overdose level, and you can’t build a tolerance, unlike commonly prescribed painkillers.
Early signs of sickle cell anemia are inflammation of the hands or feet.
This can cause severe pain, which can be helped with CBD but reducing the inflammation is another way cannabidiol can help. Because CBD interacts with the CB2 receptor, it enhances the 2-AG endocannabinoid which helps mediate the immune response reducing inflammation.