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Hypertension & Medical Marijuana

HYPERTENSION - HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE  

 

"Cannabinoids in Medical Marijuana were found to manipulate a brain receptor that directly affects blood pressure. Marijuana shows anti-inflammatory properties and dilates the vessels, thereby lowering blood pressure " 420EvaluationsOnline

 

High blood pressure or hypertension is caused by a blockage or narrowing of the arteries or valves which increases resistance and ups the pressure.  Inflammation of artery lining is a common problem in hypertension.  If this inflammatory condition persists, serious Heart disease will most probably result. 

 

Symptoms

  • Bloodshot eyes and spots
  • Facial flush
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nosebleeds

 

Thankfully, with the legalization of Medical Marijuana, Californians can benefit from its blood pressure lowering and anti-inflammatory properties. 

 

Causes

  • Impinged arteries from disease or trauma
  • Insomnia
  • Kidney problems
  • Hormonal problems Adrenal / Thyroid issues
  • Congenital defects
  • Medications / chemicals, birth control pills, cold remedies, decongestants, street and prescription drugs, alcohol, cocaine, amphetamines

 

"Morons cause High blood pressure.  Imagine yourself in a non-moron world, do you see yourself with high blood pressure, probably not." - Longjack

 

Top 5 Medications Prescribed for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - 2015

  • Lisinopril         
  • Amlodipine     
  • Benicar           
  • Norvasc          
  • Metoprolol

 

Lisinopril Side Effects: Light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; little or no urinating; high potassium - nausea, slow or unusual heart rate, weakness, loss of movement; kidney problems - little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or liver problems - nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Common lisinopril side effects may include:headache, dizziness;cough; or chest pain.Source: www.drugs.com

 

How Toxic Hypertension Drug Side Effects Cause Harm- Information and Statistics

 

MEDICAL CANNABIS DOCTORS: HOW MMJ TREATS HYPERTENSION / HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

"In conclusion, the potential for increased use of marijuana in the changing legal landscape suggests the need for the community to intensify research regarding the safety of marijuana use and for cardiologists to maintain an awareness of the potential for adverse effects."  - Dr. G Thomas

 

"We conclude that endocannabinoids tonically suppress cardiac contractility in hypertension and that enhancing the CB1-mediated cardiac depressor and vasodilator effects of endogenous anandamide by blocking its hydrolysis can normalize blood pressure. Targeting the endocannabinoid system offers novel therapeutic strategies in the treatment of hypertension."  - Dr. Bátkai, MD

 

"Cannabinoids were found to be potent CB1-receptor dependent vasodilators in the coronary and cerebrovascular beds, The endogenous cannabinoid system plays an important role in cardiovascular regulation and pharmacological manipulation of this system may offer novel therapeutic approaches in a variety of pathological conditions."- Dr. Wagner

 

420EvaluationsOnline: Hypertension and High Blood pressure candidates that want to try Medical Marijuana legally, with a California licensed doctor's recommendation, click here. Our automated process takes half a dozen minutes on your side and then the physician evaluates / approves your file same day.  Really, that's all there to it, but for those who love to know more, click here.

 

FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - HYPERTENSION

Marijuana Use and Its Effects - Web MD

420 Magazine - MMJ Users Discuss High Blood Pressure

Hypertension and Medical Marijuana; Why is it so important?

NORML on Hypertension and MMJ

Cardiovascular Effects of Cannabis

"When we hate our enemies, we are giving them power over us: power over our sleep, our appetites, our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness." - Dale Carnegie

 



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