Learning that you are HIV-positive can be one of the most devastating experiences you encounter in life. You may feel frightened, depressed and even angry. This is a completely natural response and part of the coping process when facing such a life-altering diagnosis. However, it’s important to realize that HIV doesn’t have to prevent you from living a long, happy and fulfilling life. More and more, patients with HIV are turning to the safe, natural, therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana to ease the pain, depression, nausea and loss of appetite that often accompany the condition and its traditional therapies.
If you have HIV/AIDS and would like to learn how medical marijuana can help to improve your quality of life, please contact Access Marijuana RX (AMRX) today online or at 727-209-5470 to schedule a consultation with Florida Board of Health-certified physician Dr. Lora L. Brown.
Treating HIV/AIDS with Medical Marijuana
By killing protective white blood cells, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a condition that compromises an individual’s immune system. As the body’s defensive system shuts down, it loses its ability to combat diseases and infections such as tuberculosis, bronchitis, meningitis, influenza and pneumonia. HIV can advance and lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), a disease characterized by a low T-cell count and the appearance of additional infections.
Similar to cancer, conventional AIDS treatments involve powerful drugs with a number of negative side effects like vomiting, loss of appetite and severe pain. The past decade has shown that marijuana may help patients by:
- Helping to improve sleep
- Controlling neuropathy (nerve pain)
- Bolstering the appetite
- Preventing weight loss
- Reducing nausea
In addition to these benefits, marijuana use also has the ability to treat stress, anxiety and depression by providing a euphoric effect. The vital importance of mental health is often swept under the rug. However, numerous studies have found that when patients have a positive outlook and good mental health, their ability to maintain physical health and well-being increases. When patients are free from depression, anxiety, stress and worry, they are more able to live their lives to the fullest.
Is Medical Marijuana Right for Me?
Marijuana has strong, proven medicinal value. It can alleviate nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite. However, everyone is different, and each patient requires a recommendation and dosage that is tailored specifically to his or her needs. Ensuring that your experience is positive and in compliance with state law, you need to begin with a thorough medical evaluation with a Florida Board of Health-certified physician. In your initial consultation, Dr. Brown will review your medical records and assess your condition. She will answer your questions, address your concerns and make a recommendation for medical marijuana if she determines it will be beneficial in your situation.
Call Access Marijuana RX Today
Don’t delay the comfort you deserve. Call AMRX today at 727-209-5470 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown. We proudly serve patients from St. Petersburg, Tampa and all of Florida.