Life is painful at times. However, if these symptoms are caused by an autoimmune disease such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or type 1 diabetes, it is difficult to find relief. The good news is that cannabis has helped people with the disease live a higher quality of life.
Autoimmune diseases are diseases in which a person’s immune system attacks their own body. The immune system focuses on viruses and other pathogens and is usually able to differentiate between foreign invaders and its own cells. However, when you see healthy cells as an alien invader, you start a war against your body and send antibodies to attack healthy tissues such as joints, organs, or skin.
Primary treatments are drugs that reduce inflammation and calm the body’s immune response. Some treatments involve the use of immunosuppressants to suppress or completely shut down the immune system.