Medical Marijuana for Terminal Illness

If you or a loved one is struggling with Terminal Illness, you should know that medical marijuana may be available for treating symptoms of this condition. Schedule an appointment with us at 888-316-9085 to start your evaluation process!

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    Terminal illness is a medical term used to describe any kind of illness that is incurable or untreatable.

    People who have a terminal illness typically suffer psychological trauma associated with their diagnosis. Not only is the diagnosis devastating, but patients must learn to cope with the fact that their disease cannot be cured.

    There is no set list of illnesses which are terminal. Patients who are terminally ill may have a single disease or a number of conditions.

    Compassionate Certification Centers is here to help bring relief to patients suffering from terminal illnesses through medical marijuana certifications. See below for more information.

    Types of Terminal Illness

    • Acute Kidney Failure
    • Acute Respiratory Failure
    • Advanced Cancer
    • AIDS
    • Critical Illness Myopathy
    • Critical Illness Polyneuropathy
    • Dementia
    • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy
    • Encephalopathy
    • Heart Disease
    • Hepatic Failure
    • Kidney Disease
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Severe Sepsis

    Symptoms of Terminal Illness

    Symptoms differ by illness, but many patients with terminal illnesses can face underlying challenges that negatively impact their quality of life. Whether caused by the illness or treatments, they can include:

    • Anxiety Chronic weight loss
    • Constipation
    • Depression
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea and vomiting

    How to Diagnose Terminal Illness

    The term ‘terminal illness’ is applied only after doctors have run out of every possible treatment option available. Many potentially fatal diseases can be treated if diagnosed in the early stages, but in many cases, patients consult their doctors after the disease has progressed.

    Statistics to Consider

    • Heart disease accounts for 23.5% of deaths in the United States
    • Cancer accounts for 21.3% of deaths in the United States
    • The cancers that have high chances of turning into terminal illness are estimated as lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer

    Medical Marijuana for Terminal Illness

    Patients with terminal illnesses often struggle with the traditional types of palliative treatments, such as opiates and antidepressants. While palliative treatments can help reduce pain and anxiety, they do not actually cure the disease, and often lead to other negative side effects. Medical cannabis, on the other hand, has been recommended as an alternative treatment option that many people with terminal illnesses have had success with.

    Medical marijuana contains THC and CBD, which helps to alleviate anxiety, reduce pain, relieve nausea, and improve appetite. Compared to opiates and antidepressants, medical marijuana is considered a more natural treatment option with an array of advantages and very few side effects.

    According to a study conducted by the University of California San Francisco, medical marijuana showed up to 95% decrease in chronic pain. In addition, there was a huge drop in opioid use when used in conjunction with cannabinoids.

    How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card for Terminal Illness

    Due to the seriousness of the disease, many states have legalized the use of medical marijuana for Terminal Illness. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to get your medical marijuana card:

    1. Register over the phone or online
    2. Talk to a medical marijuana doctor
    3. Get your medical marijuana card

    Compassionate Certification Centers is here to provide you with the support, care, and guidance you need to get certified for a medical marijuana card. Schedule an appointment with us at 888-316-9085 to start your evaluation process!

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