While medical science has yet to find a cure for AIDS, numerous treatments have been developed to prolong lives and ease the discomfort of living with the disease. In addition to expensive pharmaceuticals, more and more AIDS patients using medicinal marijuana to treat the host of unpleasant symptoms associated with AIDS and AIDS treatments.
One of the most common side-effects to AIDS medications is nausea and vomiting. When smoked or otherwise ingested, medicinal marijuana can provide instantaneous relief.
Not only can marijuana ease stomach discomfort, it can help treat loss of appetite commonly associated with AIDS treatments. Many AIDS patients experience severe weight-loss, compounding their other health issues. Medicinal marijuana can help to restore a patients’ appetite and ensure proper nutrition during the physically draining treatment process.
But physical pain associated with AIDS can go far beyond nausea. Many patients suffer from overpowering aches and exhaustion. This can make it difficult to lead a functional life. However, edible marijuana products such as cakes and cookies can provide prolonged pain relief throughout the day.
While medicinal marijuana has been shown to ease the physical discomfort of living with AIDS, it can also help treat the mind. Whether it’s a side-effect to prescribed medication or a natural emotional reaction to the changes AIDS can bring to one’s life, many AIDS patients report suffering from serious bouts of depression, anxiety and stress. For some patients, marijuana can provide the most reliable and organic treatment to these crippling symptoms.
A cure may still be years away, there are many ways to relieve the symptoms associated with AIDS. Medical marijuana has been shown to play a vital role in helping patients to cope with many of the physical and emotional symptoms.