Medical Marijuana for Cachexia and Wasting Syndrome
What Is Cachexia and Wasting Syndrome?
Cachexia is a "wasting" disorder that causes extreme weight loss and muscle wasting, including the loss of body fat and muscle mass. Cachexia often affects patients that are in the later stage of serious conditions and diseases such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, COPD, chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and congestive heart failure (CHF), among others. Those suffering from cachexia can become so weak and frail that their body can become more susceptible to infections, increasing the likelihood of death as a result of their condition.
How Medical Marijuana Can Help Cachexia & Wasting Syndrome
While there is currently no single treatment or medicine to effectively combat cachexia and its symptoms, cannabis can play a promising role in dealing with many of the symptoms associated with cachexia and wasting syndromes. Medical marijuana can improve appetite, increase weight and give a cachexia patient a quality of life.
Get Approved For Medical Marijuana Treatment
If you or someone you know is a Louisiana resident living with a qualifying condition and are interested in medical marijuana treatment, we are here to help! Schedule an appointment today by calling us at 833-253-2943 or schedule online.