Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a disease that affects the central nervous system and currently lacks greatly effective therapies. Common symptoms include weakness, spasticity, and respiratory difficulties. This condition breaks down nerve cells and results in muscle weakness and decreased muscle functionality.
Studies show medical marijuana can potentially be used to slow the progression of the disease and possibly help alleviate symptoms like appetite loss, muscle spasticity, wasting, dysautonomia (a nervous system disorder), pain, and depression. The best evidence to date supports medical cannabis use to reduce the risk of aspiration pneumonia, improving speech and swallowing, and increasing overall patient comfort.
Compared with accepted pharmaceutical therapies for this condition, medical cannabis is remarkably safe. There has never been a reported death due to overdose and most adverse events occur early in therapy and go away on their own.
Our medical team at Vireo Health has extensive experience supporting thousands of patients utilizing medical cannabis as a treatment. We utilize the latest scientific research, internal protocols, and our extensive experience to help you find your best medical cannabis treatment regimen. Click here to learn more about the wide variety of best-in-class medical marijuana from Vireo, which can be used to treat qualifying patients with ALS. We also conveniently offer delivery, online scheduling for patients as well as virtual consultations.