Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Scleroderma-How Medical Marijuana Can Help Symptoms

Scleroderma is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue featuring skin thickening, spontaneous scarring, blood vessel disease, varying degrees of inflammation, associated with an overactive immune system. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The formation of scar tissue (fibrosis) in the skin and organs of the body characterize scleroderma. This leads to thickness and firmness of involved areas. Scleroderma, when it is diffuse or widespread over the body, is also referred to as systemic sclerosis.
The cause of scleroderma is unknown. Researchers have found some evidence that certain genes are important factors, but the environment also seems to play a role. The result is activation of the immune system in a susceptible individual, causing injury to tissues that result in injury similar to scar-tissue formation. The fact that genes seem to cause a predisposition to developing scleroderma means that inheritance at least plays a partial role. It is not uncommon to find other autoimmune diseases in families of scleroderma patients. Some evidence for the role genes may play in leading to the development of scleroderma comes from the study of Choctaw Native Americans who are the group with the highest reported prevalence of the disease. The disease is more frequent in females than in males.
Scleroderma is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease (primarily of the skin) characterized by fibrosis (or hardening), vascular alterations, and autoantibodies. There are two major forms:
Limited systemic sclerosis/scleroderma involves cutaneous manifestations that mainly affect the hands, arms and face. Previously called CREST syndrome in reference to the following complications: Calcinosis, Reynaud’s phenomenon, Esophageal dysfunction, Sclerodactyly, and Telangiectasias. Additionally, pulmonary arterial hypertension may occur in up to one third of patients and is the most serious complication for this form of scleroderma.
Diffuse systemic sclerosis/scleroderma is rapidly progressing and affects a large area of the skin and one or more internal organs, frequently the kidneys, esophagus, heart and lungs. This form of scleroderma can be quite disabling. There are no treatments for scleroderma itself, but individual organ system complications are treated.accordinglly. Other forms of scleroderma include systemic scleroderma, which lacks skin changes, but has systemic manifestations, and two localized forms that affect the skin, but not the internal organs: morphea, and linear scleroderma.
The cause is unknown. Scleroderma runs in families, but the genes have not been identified. It affects the small blood vessels (arterioles) in all organs. First, the endothelial cells of the arteriole die off, along with smooth muscle cells, by a process of apoptosis. They are replaced by collagen and other fibrous material. Inflammatory cells, particularly CD4+ helper T cells, infiltrate the arteriole, and cause further damage. Many of the inflammatory and destructive protein signals have been identified, and they are potential targets for drugs that could interrupt the process.
Individuals with morphea or limited scleroderma have a relatively positive outlook. They will usually die from another disease, not the scleroderma. Those with very widespread skin and organ involvement (systemic) have a negative prognosis. More women have scleroderma, but the disease kills more men. Following diagnosis, two-thirds of patients live at least 11 years. The higher the patient's age at diagnosis, the more likely they are to die from the disease. People with scleroderma have very different life expectancies. For example, those with limited or mild diffuse disease—can expect to live 20 to 50 years after diagnosis, just like anyone else. Others with severe, rapidly progressive disease—a group which makes up less than 10% of the total number of patients with diffuse scleroderma—might have a 50% chance of a five-year survival.
Symptoms
Some types of scleroderma affect only the skin, while others affect the whole body.
Localized scleroderma usually affects only the skin on the hands and face. It develops slowly, and rarely, if ever, spreads throughout the body or causes serious complications.
Systemic scleroderma, or sclerosis, may affect large areas of skin and organs such as the heart, lungs, or kidneys. There are two main types of systemic scleroderma: Limited disease (CREST syndrome) and diffuse disease.
Skin symptoms of scleroderma may include:
• Fingers or toes that turn blue or white in response to hot and cold temperatures)(Reynaud’s)
• Hair loss
• Skin hardness
• Skin that is abnormally dark or light
• Skin thickening, stiffness, and tightness of fingers, hands, and forearm
• Small white lumps beneath the skin, sometimes oozing a white substance that looks like toothpaste
• Sores (ulcers) on the fingertips or toes
• Tight and mask-like skin on the face
Bone and muscle symptoms may include:
• Joint pain
• Numbness and pain in the feet
• Pain, stiffness, and swelling of fingers and joints
• Wrist pain
Breathing problems may result from scarring in the lungs and can include:
• Dry cough
• Shortness of breath
• Wheezing
Digestive tract problems may include:
• Bloating after meals
• Constipation
• Diarrhea
• Difficulty swallowing
• Esophageal reflux or heartburn
• Problems controlling stools (fecal incontinence)
Treatment
There is no specific treatment for scleroderma.
Your doctor will prescribe medicines and other treatments to control your symptoms and prevent complications.
Medicines used to treat scleroderma include:
• Power anti-inflammatory medicines called corticosteroids
• Immune-suppressing medications such as methotrexate and Cytoxan
• Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Other treatments for specific symptoms may include:
• Medicines for heartburn or swallowing problems
• Blood pressure medications (particularly ACE inhibitors) for high blood pressure or kidney problems
• Light therapy to relieve skin thickening
• Medicines to improve breathing
• Medications to treat Reynaud’s phenomenon
Treatment usually also involves physical therapy.
Expectations (prognosis)
Some people with scleroderma have symptoms that develop quickly over the first few years and continue to get worse. However, in most patients, the disease slowly gets worse.
People who only have skin symptoms have a better outlook. Widespread (systemic) scleroderma can damage the heart, kidney, lungs, or GI tract, which may cause death.
Lung problems are the most common cause of death in patients with scleroderma.
Complications
The most common cause of death in people with scleroderma is scarring of the lungs, called pulmonary fibrosis.
Other complications of scleroderma include:
• Cancer
• Heart failure
• High blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)
• Kidney failure
• Problems absorbing nutrients from food (malabsorption)
Prevention
There is no known prevention. Reducing your exposure to silica dust and polyvinyl chloride may lower your risk for this disease.
Because scleroderma is an autoimmune disease, one of the major pillars of treatment involves the use of immunosuppressive agents.

How Medical Marijuana (Cannabinoids) Can Help Symptoms
? Anti-fibroid effect
? protect the immune system
? anti-inflammatory effects
? analgesic effects
? cannabinoids used as anti-itch
? anti-immune suppressive properties
? improve sleep
? improve mood (anti-anxiety)
? improve appetite
? help relieve hardened esophagus
? relieve painful joints

  • help with gastrointestinal problems (diarrhea)
  • lower blood pressure

Use as adjunct to other prescription drugs. You may find that you will begin to use less and less of your prescription (NSAIDS and opiates) drugs. You may be able to cut them out completely. Medical marijuana will provide relief from many of your symptoms and with little or no side effects.

19 comments:

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  9. Hello, everyone! I,m here to explore blogs and forum about the wonderful and most safe cure for HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS (HSV).
    I was positive to the deadly virus called HERPES and i lost hope because i was out casted and rejected even by my closet friends.
    i searched on-line to know and enquirer about cure for HERPES and i read someone testimony on how he was cured from HSV-2 so i decided to contact the same herbalist because i know that nature has the power to heal everything.
    i contacted him to know how he can help me and he told me never to worry that he will hel me with the natural herbs from God!
    after 2 days of contacting him, he told me that the cure has been ready and he sent it to me via DHL and it got to me after 3 days!
    i used the med as he instructed me (MORNING and EVENING) and i was cured!
    its really like a dream but i am so happy!
    thats the reason i decided to also add more comment of Him so that more can be saved just like me!
    and if you need his help, you can email him on traditionalherbalhealingcentre@gmail.com or whatsapp +2348110857969
    I,m neme amber and you can get intouch with me via nemeamber@gmail.com

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  12. My life is beautiful because of you Mein Helfer.Lord jesus into my life as a candlelight in the dark. You showed me the meaning of faith with your words. I know even when i cried all day thinking how to get well you weren’t sleeping you were dear for me.I contacted Dr Itua herbal center lived in west Africa. A friend of mine here in Hamburg she’s from Africa too,She told me about Africa herbs but was nervous about it.I’m really scared when it come to African because i heard allot of fiend things about them due to my christiannity I pray to god for direction,I take a bold step and contact him on email then move to whatsapp he ask if I can come over for the treatment or want a delivery,I said i want to meet him I buy 2 ways ticket down to Africa to meet Dr Itua,I went there and i was speechless Of people I saw there.Patent,Sick people.Dr Itua is a god sent to the world,I told my Pastor about what am into,Pastor Bill Scheer We have a wonderfully Real Battle With Spirit And Flesh.worship that same night,He pray for me and ask me to lead,I spent 2 weeks and 2 days in Africa in Dr Itua Herbal Home,After the treatment He ask me to meet his nurse for Hiv test when i did it was negative,I quitely ask my friend to take me to other nearby hospital when i got there it’s was negative.I was overwhelm with the result,But happy inside me.We went to Dr Itua,I thank him but I explain to him I don’t have enough to show my appreciation he understand my situation but promise him to testify the good work of his.I thank god for my dear friend,Emma I know she might be reading this right now,I want to say thank you.And a big thanks to Dr Itua Herbal Center.He Gave me his calendar which I place on my wall in my house.Dr Itua Can As Well Cure The Following Desease…Cancer,Hiv,Herpes, Hepatitis B,Liver Inflammatory,Diabetis,You can contact him on email or whatsapp,@..drituaherbalcenter@gmail.com,phone number..+2348149277967..He’s nice Doc,Talk to him nicely.I’m sure he will listen to you as well.

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  13. I am here to express my profound warm gratitude to the Natural Herbal Medicine, which i got from Dr Ose, after 3 days of communication he sent some herbal medicines to me. I am now leaving a healthy life since the past 5 months after the completion of my Genital and Oral Herpes treatment with the Dr Ose Natural Healing Medicine, i am now completely Herpes Free, after the application and usage of Dr Ose Medicine. Currently the only cure for Herpes, Cancer, Diabetes, HIV and every other Human diseases is Dr Ose Herbal Medicine. As i am A living witness of this great miracle, you can save more patient from pharmaceutical scandals by sharing or contacting this great Natural healer for the Medication via email; (dr.osespellhomeofgreace@gmail.com and dr.osespellhomeofgrace@yahoo.com) Let Stop Herpes and some other virus with Dr Ose Herbal Medicine. Let`s save life by sharing this on all social network as God will bless you as you share this information that will give every Herpes patient’s a hope for a new Life. Thanks for your Time..

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  14. I am here to express my profound warm gratitude to the Natural Herbal Medicine, which i got from Dr Ose, after 3 days of communication he sent some herbal medicines to me. I am now leaving a healthy life since the past 5 months after the completion of my Genital and Oral Herpes treatment with the Dr Ose Natural Healing Medicine, i am now completely Herpes Free, after the application and usage of Dr Ose Medicine. Currently the only cure for Herpes, Cancer, Diabetes, HIV and every other Human diseases is Dr Ose Herbal Medicine. As i am A living witness of this great miracle, you can save more patient from pharmaceutical scandals by sharing or contacting this great Natural healer for the Medication via email; (dr.osespellhomeofgreace@gmail.com and dr.osespellhomeofgrace@yahoo.com) Let Stop Herpes and some other virus with Dr Ose Herbal Medicine. Let`s save life by sharing this on all social network as God will bless you as you share this information that will give every Herpes patient’s a hope for a new Life. Thanks for your Time..

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  15. I am really happy that i have been cured from (HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS) with the herbal medicine of Dr Ofua Ofure. , i have been suffering from this disease for the past 2 years and 7 mouth without solution until i came across the blog of this doctor who have cure so many people with his herbal medicine, i also choose to give him a chance to help me and my husband, he told me what to do and i kindly did it, and he gave us his herbal medicine and direct me on how to use it, i also follow his instructions for use and he ask us to go for a check up after 2 week and 4days which i did, to my greatest surprise our result came out as negative, and ever since then, we have had no more outbreak and we are healthy, we are really happy that there is someone like this doctor who is ready to help anytime any day. he also render cure to the following diseases below

    .DIABETES
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    .PCOS
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    Thanks
    Cathy Lee

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