CBD oil for cerebral stroke recovery

CBD oil has numerous benefits that are better understood in recent times. There are many severe health problems and diseases, like cerebral stroke recovery, that benefit from the application or consumption of the oil, or any product that has been infused with cannabis. The dosage and amount will, of course, depend on the severity of the damage or is also used as a preventive measure.

A cerebral stroke occurs when there is typically a blockage in the blood vessels, which hampers the blood and oxygen flow to the brain. Ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic strokes are the two main types of strokes that affect many worldwide.

Ischemic stroke is usually triggered by high blood pressure in patients, and it narrows the blood vessels or sometimes completely blocks the vessel and hampers the regular flow of blood and oxygen, making many brain cells to die.

The main symptoms of a stroke and the damages thereafter are severe in most cases. It can include confusion and difficulty in speaking and comprehension, in case the language center in the brain has been affected. Extreme vertigo and loss of balance are common, as is a double vision or blurred vision on one side. Paralysis and numbness on one side of the body are common in extreme cases. High blood pressure is often the culprit, and that may be due to lifestyle or genetic. 

How does CBD oil help?

After a stroke, the body’s reaction with the brain is inflammation, which in part is the defense mechanism, activated by the immune system in response to the trauma during the stroke. Studies have shown a positive correlation between CBD oil and the elimination of harmful cholesterol while increasing healthy cholesterol in the body.

CBD oil has been shown to increase blood flow, as paralysis is one of the most common side effects after one. Normal and accepted rehabilitation include months of intense physical therapy which may or may not help improve the motor functions of the patient. CBD oil in such case ensures that there is an abundant supply of blood flow to the affected portion of the brain and alongside physical therapy, can ensure a faster recovery time.

Strokes are very painful for the patient, and the pain is known a neuropathic pain. Traditionally accepted form of medication for the pain is usually opioids, which are addictive and detrimental to the wellbeing of the patient. CBD oil in such cases binds to the CB1 receptor in the brain, which is a pain regulator. CBD oil binds directly and goes to the source of the pain, to allow for a better quality of life for the patient. Topical treatments can be used to ease stiffness in the muscles and joints of the patient with paralysis.

CBD improves the overall function of the body and allows the body to recover faster while working alongside physical therapy, which allows the stroke patients to lead a healthier lifestyle. It is also used as a preventive measure or any future strokes. CBD oil alleviates pain without causing further damage to the patient.