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Let´s look at how CBD can help with Epilepsy. Epilepsy is defined as a disorder of the central nervous system. Characterized by a predisposition to generate convulsions in an uncontrolled manner. These episodes can generate long-term severe damage at the cognitive and psychological level. This can limit and condition the lives of those affected.
The therapeutic potential of CBD (Cannabidiol), an active component of the cannabis plant, has gained momentum in recent years. Due to the evidence from studies that conclude its usefulness in controlling seizures in various epileptic syndromes. The anticonvulsant properties of CBD and its low toxicity for the organism make it a valuable tool to treat various epileptic syndromes resistant to conventional medication.
Several studies attribute to cannabidiol a neuroprotective effect. Thanks to the fact that it reduces the excessive excitation of neurons, helps to preserve cognitive abilities and reduces the progression of the damage produced in the nervous system by repeated seizures. All these properties make CBD a good neuroprotective agent. Without the toxicity or danger of overdose rates associated with the prolonged use of conventional antiepileptic drugs.
We are facing a case of refractory epilepsy when seizures are so close that they limit the patient’s ability to live fully according to their desires and their mental and physical capacity. Or when anticonvulsant treatment does not control the seizures and their side effects limit the normal development of the person.
In the last 10 years, the incidence of refractory epilepsy has been high despite the appearance of new antiepileptic drugs. Epidemiological data indicate that between 20 and 40% of patients with newly diagnosed epilepsy will be refractory to treatment.
Several investigations have shown the benefits of CBD in the treatment of people with epilepsy. A 2015 study on the use of oral CBD oil in pediatric patients with epilepsy showed improvement in patients.
In addition to reducing seizures and having a neuroprotective effect. CBD also has effected a wide range of conditions. Such as reducing inflammation, nausea, and vomiting, combating psychotic disorders, reducing anxiety, improving sleep and the increasing sense of well-being.
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