Cardiac arrest and heart attack are leading causes of sudden death. In first condition, blood supply to the heart gets stopped and the heart also stops functioning. This happens due to some blockage in the vessels that carry blood to the heart. In the second case, the heart stops beating unexpectedly. More than 40% of all deaths in Los Angeles County relate to heart disease. Most of the premature deaths and disabilities due to heart disease are preventable. Can medical marijuana evaluations in Los Angeles help in controlling deaths due to heart diseases?
There are many critical conditions relating to heart dysfunction, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy and pericardial disease. Causes, symptoms and conventional medicines for treating heart diseases differ from condition to condition.
According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, about 7,35,000 Americans have faced a heart attack. This paper further shows that 1 in every 4 death relates to heart attacks and more than 6,10,000 people die of heart disease in America every year. Coronary Artery is one of the most common conditions that cause maximum heart disease-related deaths.
About 4,00,000 Americans die of CAD every year. According to the California Department of Public Health, more than 38,00 people died of Coronary Heart Disease in 2014-15.
Obesity is one of the main causes of cardiovascular disease. Factors that contribute to obesity include our lifestyle leading to increased body weight and body mass.
It’s well-accepted fact that most of the people who consume marijuana in any form have lesser body weight than non-users. The relationship between cannabis and obesity was studied vide two national surveys. Reports published in the American Journal of Epidemiology supported this well-recognized fact.
Our endogenous ECS plays a significant role in the occurrence of several critical conditions, including obesity, diabetes & implications of diabetes such as diabetic cardiovascular dysfunction.
Reports on scientific studies & clinical tests (The Endocannabinoid System and Plant-Derived Cannabinoids in Diabetes and Diabetic Complications) published on the PMC, US National Library of Medicine, show that various cannabis compounds are potentially useful in treating all such conditions.
Studies conducted by the scholars at Miami University found that people who consumed marijuana regularly had lower body mass. Another main cause of heart diseases is diabetes.
Surveys conducted by the American Diabetes Association show that more than 30 million Americans have diabetes. Obesity is a leading factor resulting in Type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes relates to the immune system because either body fails to produce insulin in sufficient quantity, or it fails to consume it. Both these conditions lead to an increase in blood glucose levels.
CBD binds with CB2 receptors in our natural ECS and improves the health of our immune system.
Oxidative stress & inflammation both lead to the occurrence of diabetic conditions. Fortunately, cannabis is rich with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It also works as a muscle relaxant and relieves stress. Besides THC & CBD, THCV is another key compound which is available in cannabis. CBD & THCV are potentially useful in reducing blood glucose levels.
Obesity, diabetes and heart diseases are listed under the eligibility conditions for medical cannabis treatment. Patients with similar conditions can consult our specialized doctors and obtain medical marijuana evaluations in Los Angeles.