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Parkinson's disease overview:

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects the brain. It is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disease that affects aging individuals.

It is characterized by abnormal movement, slowness, muscle rigidity, and involuntary shaking when sitting or standing still (tremors). It destroys dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. 

Dopamine is responsible for controlling cognitive processes in the brain particularly those that deal with executive functions such as planning and attaining goals. It also controls the body movement. Damage to these nerve cells can result in poor coordination and muscle tremors. 

People who have a family history of Parkinson’s disease are more likely to develop early-onset Parkinson’s. Exposure to environmental toxins can also increase the risk of Parkinson’s disease. 

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year. Currently, it affects more than 10 million people worldwide. It typically affects men more than women. 

The disease is progressive. Over time, it affects a person’s ability to move around and conduct daily tasks independently. Depending on how the disease is managed it can severely affect a person’s quality of life.

As Parkinson’s disease progresses, some of these complications can affect other physical functions in the body, such as swallowing, bladder control, and digestion. 

It can also cause serious health problems such as dementia and paralysis and other secondary problems like dehydration and malnutrition that can lead to death.

The possible triggers of Parkinson's symptoms that can be managed by cannabis:

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Why cannabis helps for Parkinson's disease:

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How cannabis works for Parkinson's disease:

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Cannabis for Parkinson's disease: composition

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How to use cannabis for Parkinson's disease:

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Cannabis dose for Parkinson's disease:

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Factors affecting cannabis quality and dose: 

The dosage of cannabis might differ drastically from person to person, depending on the individual’s condition status, sex, weight, and age.

Several factors can impact the plant’s potency and alter its effects on the body. These factors affect the dosage each person can take. They include:

- The type of cannabis plant

- The quality of the plant

- How cannabis was used i.e., whether it was smoked or ingested

- How the plant was processed

Therefore, defining the exact dosage remains challenging. It will be subject to disparity until a specific product is defined, tested properly, and officially approved by the government.

Published July 21, 2020 

Taking Cannabis for Parkinson's disease: precautions

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Taking Cannabis for Parkinson's disease: side effects

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