The term “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” or COPD, covers a set of different lung conditions, as well as bronchiectasis, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.
These diseases restrict the airways in the lungs, and inhibit their elasticity, causing breathing difficulties. Over time, these conditions aggravate gradually and even cause fatal consequences. Apparently, after heart disease and cancer, COPD causes more deaths than any other disease.
These are the 5 most common symptoms of COPD:
Pain and difficulty drawing breathTightness in the chestFrequent fatigue episodesIncreased sputum amountsLoss of breath after the minimum of exertionPain and difficulty drawing breath
In its final stages, patients must have an immediate oxygen supply. Yet, commonly prescribed drugs are often dangerous, as they cause adverse side-effects. Since the conventional medicine struggles to find some effective treatments, patients often decide to try medical cannabis as an alternative.
It relieves their symptoms and does not cause any side-effects. Many COPD patients actually claim that “vaping” cannabis, the term for using a vaporizer to breathe in cannabis is of great help in soothing the symptoms.
Yet, there is another even more effective natural way to use cannabis in the case of COPD. The Canadian Rick Simpson developed a method of ingestion of cannabis in the form of a concentrated oil extract.
According to people who have tried such alternative treatments, cannabis is extremely helpful in the case of numerous conditions and diseases, including:
Multiple sclerosisGlaucomaChronic epilepsyCrohn’s diseaseParkinson’sCancer
Especially in the latter COPD stages, patients benefit a lot from the cannabis treatments.
The 28- year-old Jeff Waters, as soon as he was diagnosed with COPD, was forced to attend an ER, due to a severe bout of bronchitis. Doctors found that his lungs are already scarred and he is in stage 2 COPD.
He started treating the condition, but all the conventional drugs he used only worsened the situation, and he was no longer able to climb the stairs.
He entered into stage 3 COPD, so he had to use an oxygen cylinder all the time, even when showering and shaving.
Eventually, he was hospitalized in a life-support unit suffering from severe pneumonia, due to a severe allergic reaction to a prescribed medication for hypertension. This made him seek out some alternative ways to help himself.
Over the Internet, he read about the experiences of people who have used cannabis in order to treat COPD and found a reliable source. He purchased the cannabis oil and used it for 2 months.
After this time, he no longer needed any conventional medication and could dispense with his oxygen cylinder.
Eight years later, Jeff claims that cannabis oil gave him his life back. These days, he enjoys his health and walks 2-5 miles daily.