Nail Patella and Cannabis
What Is Nail-Patella Syndrome and can medical marijuana help?
The term “patella” comes from the Latin word for “kneecap,” or a small pan (kneepan). Nail patella syndrome is a condition in which individuals have problems with their nails, kneecaps (patellae), elbows, and pelvis. Some of the issues may be obvious from birth but others can develop later on in life. Nail abnormalities are commonly seen among those suffering from this illness. The nails could become might not form properly, be absent or underdeveloped while some people also may experience discoloration, ridgedness, or pittedness at different areas of the nail, especially around the middle of fingernails or toe nails where there’s often more skin tone change than anywhere. That can occur due to pressure applied when walking unusual distances over time combined. Sometimes, nails even go undeveloped and may be discolored.
Those who suffer from nail-patella syndrome may also be at risk for developing glaucoma and kidney problems accompanied by hypertension (high blood pressure) or chronic infection of the kidneys. Worst-case scenarios lead to kidney disease or failure which are treated with dialysis.
Medical marijuana has been helping patients relieve pain symptoms for centuries and is one of the top growing medicines used to battle chronic pain conditions that may arise from diseases like multiple sclerosis, nail patella, or Crohn’s disease. Marijuana also helps people avoid nausea and vomiting. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy have had alot of succes treating nausea, vomiting, and pain.
There is no cure for nail patella but medicinal cannabis may help people treat and manage their symptoms more effectively. Since their is no cure for nail patella and pain is a symptom you will want to avoid long term use of prescription opioids which pose significant risks to those who suffer from nail patella syndrome making them even more susceptible due their already weakened state or even addicition to opioid medications. That is why its important to discuss your nail patella syndrome with a marijuana doctor that is an expert on the subject and can offer the best guidance or marijuana treatment plan. Medical marijuana for nail-patella syndrome has become a “crowd favorite” because its a safe and effective treatment option as it can help with several complications that arise such as pain, glaucoma or kidney disease.
Marijuana can help relieve various symptoms from nail patella syndrome like:
- Knee and Joint Pain
- Kidney Disease
Cannabis has also been shown to improve appetite in patients with HIV, AIDS, and cancer. Some studies show that marijuana may relieve symptoms in individuals diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), epilepsy, and glaucoma.