What Patients Should Know About CBD and Heart Failure
Heart health is a serious matter. It's normal for people with heart disease to look for something to help get rid of their heart problems. Some people choose a special diet, exercise yoga and now a lot of people are turning to CBD as a holistic supplement to help treat their condition along with medicine prescribed by doctors.
We know CBD has anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties that can help protect the heart. But in reality we need more research. We need more data collected by studying the effects of CBD on humans to be able to fully understand it's potential and to be able to commit to using cannabinoid as a method of treatment for the heart.
Let's take this chance to better understand heart failure. Heart failure used to be called "Congestive Heart Failure," in the past. It is when the heart is unable to pump blood to your body which happens when the heart is too weak or stiff. Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped working, but rather the heart needs support inorder to function properly.
Symptoms of heart failure
-Feeling exhausted most of the time
-Lightheadedness or fainting
-Swollen legs and ankles
Heart failure are often caused by coronary heart disease when the artery that supply blood to the heart becomes clogged up and as a result you may suffer from heart attack. High blood pressure, obesity, anemia, drinking too much alcohol, smoking, overactive thyroid, high pressure in the lungs, issues with muscle in the heart (cardiomyopathy), heart rhythm, irregularities with the heart valves and congenital heart disease which is a birth defect that affects the heart from working properly.
Heart failure can occur to people of all ages, but mostly found in old age. There is no cure for heart failure, but you can control the symptoms through treatment, medications and lifestyle changes.
Fact is CBD can not cure heart failure, but with research done in the last few years we know that CBD can protect the heart by blocking the development of cardiovascular disease and lessen symptoms of heart disease. Here's what it can do:
CBD can reduce injury that may occur to the heart with its anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties.
Lower blood pressure and at the sametime reduce stress.
Enhance blood flow.
Reduce heart rhythm.
Regulate insulin production
But be mindful that CBD may interact with medications for heart failure. It's important that you always consult your doctor if you want to use CBD along with your medications. CBD may block certain medications from fully functioning. It can alter how some medication is metabolized by the body. This can be dangerous especially with drugs like: warfarin for blood cloth, stains for high cholesterol and blood pressure medication.
CBD may also interact with over-the-counter medication therefore always seek advice from your medical provider or if you have any questions about your medication then you contact your pharmacist.
There are many CBD products out there and a lot of the time these products are misleading consumers and mislabeling the concentration of the amount of CBD. So always:
-Study the ingredients
-Make sure that products have labeled the concentration of CBD
-Decide whether or not you want THC in your CBD products
-If you want only CBD without THC then choose CBD Isolate. If you want all components from the cannabis but not THC then go for Broad Spectrum, but if you want THC along with all the cannabinoids and the terpenes and flavonoids then choose Full Spectrum CBD.
-Always ask for lab test and Certificate of Analysis to guarantee that the product is free from pesticides, heavy metals and microbes.
-The CBD product should come with clear instructions.
Now if you are looking for a high quality and safe CBD product then Mellow Organic is what you are looking for. Mellow Organic currently has three CBD products, Mellow CBD Oil made from CBD Isolate for those just looking for CBD without THC, Mellow Full Spectrum CBD Oil comes with both CBD and THC and other cannabinoids from the cannabis plant, Mellow CBD Soothing Balm is our CBD topicals with pleasant vanilla scent and other fantastic organic ingredients.
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Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
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