Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) is a rare autoimmune disorder which is characterised by abnormalities in the skin, connective tissue and limbs. It is a debilitating illness which affects different parts of the body including gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiac and renal systems.

The cause of Systemic Sclerosis is unknown but most cases are found in women between the ages of 20 and 60. The majority of cases feature cutaneous changes such as pulps and painful ulcers on the hands or face, leg ulcers, and dry eyes. Management of Systemic Sclerosis involves the use of corticosteroids, treatment for hands, and ACE inhibitors.

CBD Systemic Sclerosis

Symptoms of Systemic Sclerosis

CBD Systemic Sclerosis

CBD for Systemic and Rheumatic illness

There are a few different papers which discuss the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of rheumatic diseases. The main reason you may choose to use CBD is as an analgesic and pain management. There are already many anecdotal studies which outline how people use CBD to deal with back and joint pain, headaches and migraines and other discomfort (mental and physical).

The main focus of studies regarding cannabinoids for pain relief are based on whether there are any adverse affects in taking them. The general consensus is that CBD is mostly safe although more thorough testing is needed before any definitive decision can be made.

CBD FAQs

Is CBD addictive?

To put it simply, no. CBD doesn’t produce the high associated with THC making its potential for abuse limited.

Is CBD safe?

CBD is safe for most people although the safety of CBD depends on the individual. CBD products should not be consumed by individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is always best to check with your doctor or medical practitioner before taking CBD.

What are the side effects?

Side effects of CBD can include dry mouth, low blood pressure, light headedness, and drowsiness.

New evidence and research is always emerging about CBD and its effects, so please keep this in mind when consuming CBD products and always do your research

How could CBD help with Systemic Sclerosis?

CBD provides some anti-inflammatory benefits to the user which could assist with conditions such as Scleroderma. By taking CBD based products you could experience an improvement in mobility, posture and flexibility. You should take care to take the exact dosage which is right for you.

CBD products are also available in many different forms including oil, capsules, topicals (such as creams), and even edibles. By taking CBD in a format you are comfortable with it gives you the flexibility of suiting it to your lifestyle and diet.

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