Epilepsy is an immedicable disorder that is set apart by on-and-of, and unprovoked seizures. The seizure can last for seconds to minutes. Stronger seizures will cause uncontrolled muscle twitches and spasms and the person may even lose his/her consciousness. Head trauma, fever, low blood sugar levels, and alcohol withdrawal, etc. can cause seizures.
Roughly there are 3 million people suffering from epilepsy in the United States. Statistics are showing that about 65 million people around the world may have this chronic disorder. Even though epilepsy affects people of all ages, it is very common in young children and older adults. That said it has to be noted that a permanent cure for epilepsy has not yet been discovered.
Most of the treatment for epilepsy aims at managing its symptoms. Anticonvulsant and antiseizure drugs are mainly used in epilepsy treatment. Latterly, FDA has approved a CBD-based medication named Epidiolex, for treating 2 rare epilepsy variants – Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. This has increased the market of CBD products all around the world.
CBD For Epilepsy
Seizures are often described as the sudden rush in the electrical activity of your brain. The traditional methods for managing seizures are often ineffective. Many scientists are recommending CBD as a great alternative for traditional medications to control seizures. Many studies have confirmed that CBD can effectively minimize the recurrence and severity of seizures. Some other studies also showed that CBD is very effective in managing epilepsy by reducing seizures and thereby improving the quality of life of the patients.
When compared to adults, children do not respond well to conventional epilepsy treatment. However, many studies have proven that people of all ages will respond well to the CBD for managing epilepsy.
Using CBD To Manage Epilepsy
CBD is often used in the form of tincture to control epilepsy because using CBD in this form ensures faster relief from seizures. Take a few drops of CBD tincture beneath your tongue and swallow it after holding it there for nearly 60 seconds. This ensures that the blood capillaries present under the tongue engross the CBD into the bloodstream. The aftermath of this being, experiencing the effect you have long wanted.
CBD Side Effects
CBD is well-tolerated by the human body but using it in high doses can cause some mild side effects, including diarrhea, fatigue, dry mouth, low blood pressure, loss of appetite, weight loss, and sleeplessness, etc. It is better to talk with a doctor before you decide to use CBD for epilepsy treatment.