CAN MEDICAL CANNABIS HELP MY ANXIETY DISORDER?
Do you suffer from stress and anxiety? Is your anxiety disorder getting in the way of your daily activities? Find out how Medical Cannabis can be a treatment option for anxiety disorder and stress.
Almost everyone experiences anxiety at one point in their life as a normal response to stressful events, like changing jobs or moving homes. However, a person could have an anxiety disorder if he/she experiences sudden and intense feelings of anxiety and fear over everyday situations. Having constant and uncontrollable anxiety (panic attacks) can interfere in what should be normal everyday activities, like spending time with friends and family, or going to work. According to research, over 3 million Canadians (11.6%) aged 18 years and older reported that they experienced an anxiety disorder. Being informed and educated about anxiety is the first step to managing and curing the disorder.
Symptoms of anxiety disorder to watch out for:
- Excessive worrying that is difficult to control
- Extreme feelings of fear and phobia about specific things (example heights, spiders, enclosed space, crowds, etc.)
- Feeling tired and weak
- Difficulty sleeping or staying asleep
- Having panic attacks accompanied by an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, and trembling
- Having difficulty concentrating due to constant worry
- Experiencing gastrointestinal problems
- Avoiding social situations and things that can trigger anxiety
- Depression caused by anxiety and excessive worrying
Like anxiety, everyone gets affected by stress when coping with challenging situations like a stressful work day or driving in traffic. Stress levels are experienced differently from one person to another, because some people are equipped to handle situations better than others. While a little stress if fine, long-term chronic stress can be harmful mentally and physically.
Symptoms of stress may include:
- Feeling overwhelmed and not in control of a situation
- Chest pain and increased heart rate
- Upset stomach
- Avoiding social situations
- Inability to concentrate
How can medical cannabis help stress and anxiety?
Medical cannabis can be a potential treatment option for stress and anxiety. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a natural component found in the Marijuana plant. CBD is gaining popularity in the health industry due to its potential benefits, and with the right treatment, anxiety disorders can be controlled and improved. Studies have shown that stress and anxiety disorders can be reduced by medical cannabis due to its anti-anxiety and calming components. CBD oil, for example, is rich in cannabinoids which bind to specialized brain receptors, and help treat constant anxiety while in triggering situations, making it easier to get through the day with ease.
Interested in finding out treatment options for your anxiety or stress using medical cannabis? We at Massage Addict want to help our clients in Canada by providing treatment options that best suit their symptoms. Talk to a healthcare professional and certified medical cannabis practitioner who will evaluate and recommend product options customized for your specific needs. The consultation is FREE, all online in easy steps.