Cannabis Is Proven To Be Best Treatment For Lyme Disease

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An insect bite seems like a minor annoyance, but when from an infected tick it can cause Lyme disease which is often be life changing. Now the effect of cannabis, and in particular cannabis oil, on this notorious disease is being investigated.

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi and is passed to humans through the bite of infected ticks. Ramblers, campers, mountain bikers and other people who take part in outdoor pursuits are often advised to be vigilant in checking for signs of tick bites, because the effects of Lyme disease can be devastating and life changing.

Typical symptoms include fever, headaches, chronic fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and a characteristic skin rash known as erythema migrans or the bulls-eye rash due to its form. If left untreated or misdiagnosed the infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system (i).

Unless you were aware of being bitten by a tick it is often wrongly diagnosed as symptoms worsen with time and can also be similar to fibromyalgia, lupus, MS or Parkinson’s.

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