Best Method of Ingestion for This Condition
Due to the pain associated with this disease, opioid use is a common treatment. However, many patients have found that marijuana has been just as effective and less incapacitating than opioid use to manage pain. Patients with the type of disease tend to have higher rates of marijuana use for this reason. Not only does marijuana help to reduce pain, but it is also a known anti-inflammatory and will help to reduce swelling of the feet, hands and abdominal swelling common with this disease. Most patients smoke or vaporize their medication so that way they can experience immediate relief and easily control the dosage. People also like to use concentrated hemp oil to reduce their symptoms.
Disclaimer: Sickle Cell Anemia is a condition characterized by severe pain. Severe pain is a condition approved for medical marijuana treatment in Nevada. See a list of all state-approved medical marijuana conditions. (9/19/16)