Atherosclerosis and CDB
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease that narrows down the walls of your arteries with an accumulation of plaque buildup over time. Most of us would think that heart diseases such as heart attacks and strokes come without warning, but the truth is that the symptoms gradually develop over a period of time.
Our arteries get damaged whenever we acquire a metabolic disorder. The arterial walls can harden over time due to the aging process. Atherosclerosis is known to cause more deaths as compared to cancer despite the fact that modern medicine and treatment can prevent this condition and even treat it. We discuss the links between atherosclerosis and CBD, specifically on how cannabidiol can effectively counter its effects on the human body.
The Endocannabinoid System
The science and health landscape was forever changed when the endocannabinoid system was discovered. As it turns out, there are cannabinoid receptors found all over our cardiovascular system, and these receptors were essential in maintaining a homeostatic balance. It was also found that the endocannabinoid system played a role in important heart functions and blood circulation. Furthermore, researchers have found CB2 receptors in the smooth muscle cells, blood vessels and myocardial cells among individuals who have suffered strokes. They discovered that the present CB2 receptors had a vital role in the protection against chronic and acute pathological events.
Further tests concluded that CB2 receptors were also found in reperfusion injuries, cerebral ischemias, myocardial ischemias and many other cases of atherosclerosis. These researchers are doing some more testing with CBD as compared to the many other components of cannabis because of its non-psychoactive nature.
There’s really no doubt that medical cannabis will be important in the near future due to its therapeutic role in many chronic illnesses and health conditions.
The Effects of CBD On Atherosclerosis
As mentioned above, the endocannabinoid system helps the cardiovascular system by distributing blood in and around the body while keeping the heart active. As atherosclerosis affects the arteries via inflammatory attacks, CBD becomes a very possible counter because it keeps inflammation and pain down to a minimum. CBD is particularly effective if the atherosclerosis is caused by a patient who is experiencing high levels of blood glucose.
Ischemic diseases can be kept under control due to CBD’s excellent anti-inflammatory properties. As CBD is introduced into the system, the blood vessels relax and widen. This effect improves the integrity of your endothelial cells, which in turn improves endothelial functions.
CBD benefits patients who are suffering from cardiac fibrosis, general inflammation, diseases that cause myocardial dysfunctions, cell death and oxidative-nitrative stress. The immediate introduction of CBD can reduce infarct size and myocardial inflammation in patients who suffer from heart attack.
People who rely on NSAIDs, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may take CBD instead for relief without any of the side effects NSAIDs usually cause. As always, its best to schedule a consultation with your physician before self-medicating with cannabis or CBD products. Your doctor can prescribe or recommend a treatment regimen that could complement the use of CBD against atherosclerosis.
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