Cannabis and Meniere’s Disease
Meniere’s Disease is an inner-ear disorder wherein a person diagnosed with the condition experiences vertigo or the dizziness, spinning feeling. You might be asking yourself, “How did I get Meniere’s Disease?” There is no exact cause of Meniere’s Disease, however, scientists believe that changes in the fluid in the tubes of the inner ear, certain autoimmune disease, allergies, and heredity plays a big factor in prompting this condition.
Meniere’s Disease Signs and Symptoms
- Mild to severe vertigo which can last from a few minutes to a day
- Temporary loss of hearing in the affected ear
- Tinnitus or the ringing sensation in the affected ear
- Having the feeling of “plugged’ ear
- Loss of balance
- Recurring headache
Fortunately, Meniere’s Disease can be diagnosed with a hearing test or an MRI, so the moment you experience at least symptoms mentioned above; then visit a specialist right away.
Meniere’s Disease and Cannabis Treatment
Since some states in the US have already legalized the use of Cannabis or medical marijuana, people are now free to use Cannabis in treating several illnesses just as what our ancestors did centuries ago. So, is hemp oil good for vertigo?
Hemp oil is another term for CBD oil which is an oil extracted from Cannabis. Unlike the other component of Cananabis, THC, which gives the “high” or causes the toxicity of the plant; CBD has zero psychoactive properties. In fact, it also works in concert with THC. Meaning, a person can smoke or ingest Cannabis for treatment but will get lesser toxicity because of CBD. At the same time, CBD maximizes the therapeutic properties of THC.
Can CBD help hearing loss problems? There is still no solid evidence to back this up, however, CBD is rich in cannabinoids. These Cannabinoids are found to react well with the Endocannabinoid receptors in our brain, opting it to restore the equilibrium of the body by repairing damage cells and fighting illnesses. If CBD is taken regularly, even with little amount, there is a big potential that your symptoms of Meniere’s Disease will be minimized and managed.