cannabis cures for seizures

  • Seizures

    #010: Role of Cannabinoids in Seizure Disorder — Part 2

    In the second episode of this two-part series on epilepsy and seizure disorder, I focus on epilepsy and seizure disorders in women and children. I talk about current treatments, drug side effects, and current FDA approved cannabis-based products for epilepsy in children. Anytime you have drugs that cause a great deal of side effects, you will have a population that will not be compliant when taking their medicine. I talk about the different side effects, from mild headaches to more serious bone loss, and how that affects a patient’s compliance. For women, treating epilepsy and seizure disorders is especially difficult. Estrogen has been shown to have a seizure activating effect,…

  • Seizures

    #009: Role of Cannabinoids in Seizure Disorder — Part 1

    The Ancient Greeks believed that seizures and epilepsies were a curse from the gods, but today we understand a little bit more about how the body really works. In today’s episode, I talk about what epilepsy is, what a seizure is, and some of the ways we can treat seizures. A seizure is an increase or surge in the electrical activities in the brain. If you have one seizure, then you just have had a seizure. If you have recurring seizures, then that’s epilepsy. The difference between the two is important because it may impact how you are treated by a doctor. There are many possible causes for seizure, including:…

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