CBD Oil and Hepatitis
Hepatitis is one of the diseases that affects millions of people; with more than 500 million people worldwide are diagnosed with either Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C. Chronic Hepatitis B and C are believed to be the cause of 57% of liver cirrhosis and 78% of liver cancer in people. It is also estimated to kill approximately 1 million people annually. So, what is hepatitis and who are prone to this disease?
#1 Hepatitis and Its Causes
Hepatitis or viral hepatitis is an infection in the liver which causes the organ to swells and eventually becomes damage it and the other organs of the body. The inflammation in the liver is caused by a viral infection and ingestion of toxic substances such as alcohol, medications, and other autoimmune diseases.
Hepatitis is a contagious disease and spreads primarily when an individual, normally unvaccinated, drinks water or eats food that are contaminated by a person with hepatitis. It can also be transmitted through blood transfusion or when a semen or any other body fluid of an infected person is passed to an uninfected person.
#2 Strains of Hepatitis
There are 5 types of viral hepatitis. However, the World Health Organization is paying closer attention to Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C they have the highest number of patients globally.
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hepatitis D
- Hepatitis E
#3 Symptoms of Hepatitis
Some people do not experience symptoms of hepatitis especially in the early stages of the infection. Some also experiences the symptoms below:
- loss of appetite
- abdominal pain
- dark urine
- light-colored stools
- joint pain
#4 Hepatitis and CBD Oil
CBD oil is an extract from Cannabis plant specifically the hemp plant that does not cause toxicity, unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the other psychoactive component of Cannabis. Cannabbidiol or CBD oil antiviral is believed to reactivates the Endocannabinoid receptors in the brain and offers relief to the symptoms of Hepatitis.
Does CBD oil kill viruses? Many scientific studies were conducted in the recent years about Cannabis and its potential medicinal purposes. And every time, the controversial plant has shown positive response in the clinical trials. Medical experts are being hopeful that medical marijuana could be the wonder plant they are looking for that could treat many illnesses including cancer and hepatitis.
If CBD oil will be proven to treat hepatitis and other illnesses, people living in the 29 states in America that have legalized, in state level, the use of medical marijuana in medicinal purposes, can now choose to grow their own Cannabis and process their own CBD oil. This is a better option since planting and CBD oil processing expenses is still way cheaper compared to buying the CBD oil nash in the black market.