Get Relief for Your Lupus with CBD

Get Relief for Your Lupus with CBD

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also called lupus, is an autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple body systems, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, and brain. It’s a chronic condition with symptoms that come and go.

Current treatment for lupus focuses on reducing the frequency of flare-ups and preventing irreversible organ damage. Many people with lupus turn to complementary therapies to help manage the disease, like cannabidiol (CBD). 

At Healthcare Pain Centers LLC, our pain management expert, Dr. Francisco del Valle, uses medical CBD as an alternative to traditional pain and anti-inflammatory drugs. 

Here, we want to tell you about CBD and how it might help you get relief from your lupus.

About CBD

CBD is one of the natural chemicals found in Cannabis sativa, a family of plants that includes marijuana and hemp. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD doesn’t have psychoactive effects (it doesn’t make you high).

CBD interacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex cell-signaling system that regulates sleep, mood, pain, and appetite. It also interacts with the immune system and may be the reason for your body’s inflammatory response. 

Many people are turning to CBD as an alternative to medical marijuana to help manage chronic health conditions. 

CBD and lupus

Lupus is a complex disease that causes systemic inflammation, affecting the entire body. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, causing symptoms including joint pain, fatigue, and skin rashes. When the immune system attacks vital organs like the kidney or heart, it affects function and may cause permanent damage.

Research indicates that cannabinoids like CBD may help regulate the immune system response by modifying the ECS, which reduces the inflammatory response. We prescribe medical CBD for lupus because of its anti-inflammatory properties that improve inflammation and pain.

How to use CBD for lupus

We use all three forms of CBD: isolate, full-spectrum, and broad-spectrum. 

Medical CBD is available as a capsule, oil, or oral spray. We can work with you to determine what form of CBD is your best choice. 

CBD isn’t meant to replace your current medical treatments for lupus but instead serve as a complementary therapy.

Learn more about how you can get relief from your lupus with CBD by calling or requesting an appointment online at one of our offices in Old Bridge, Edison, or Freehold, New Jersey, today. 

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