This is an RNA viral disease that affects the immune system. This virus has been present in USA since late 1970s but was identified in 1980s. If this Human Immune Deficiency (HIV) is not treated, it can evolve into Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) when the CD4 count (Helper T-cells) falls below 200 cells/ mm.
We have come a long way in the treatment of this condition. Recent advancements in the past decade has found that combination treatment with several anti-retroviral (Anti-HIV) medicines now makes the virus below detection limits and provides for much improved outcomes and practically a near normal life expectancy. This combination therapy can produce multiple side effects of appetite suppression, nausea/vomiting and diarrhea. This is an area where medical marijuana can be indispensable.
Dronabinol (Marinol) is a THC preparation that has been approved by the FDA for weight loss in AIDS since 1992. Patients who used Dronabinol (Marinol) report adverse effects of dry mouth and psychological distress and delayed action due to it being an oral drug. Many patients prefer smoking marijuana over taking this drug. Medical marijuana can be used to suppress nausea and vomiting and increase appetite. Weight loss of more than 5% in patients with HIV can be life threatening. Medical Marijuana can also be helpful for treating myriad of painful conditions that HIV/ AIDS patients suffer from. Neuropathic pain is a frequent condition encountered in these patients and can be relieved by medical marijuana. Marijuana can also help alleviate psychological distress by reducing anxiety and depression. Studies have shown that the risk of addiction is low.
Research is demonstrating the significant benefit that cannabis can have on your health and wellbeing. Medical Cannabis Clinics of Florida is the leader when it comes to helping patients find the right cannabis treatment method for their conditions. With cannabis clinics serving the areas of Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Kissimmee, Saint Cloud, Davenport, Lake Nona, Orlando, Deerfield Beach, Lantana, Harmony, Poinciana and Celebration, you now have outstanding access to a medical marijuana doctor that truly understands your needs.