Medical Marijuana For Stress
We’ve all experienced some level of stress before, whether that be before a job interview, or worrying about money and how you’re going to pay rent, or maybe your school assignments are racking up and you’re not sure how you’re going to get them all done in time.
What Is Stress & Why Does It Occur?
Stress is a common and very natural way for the body to respond to change. It’s response doesn’t have to be just mental or emotional – our bodies can react physically as well. Our bodies were made to react to stress through the autonomic nervous system which releases a “fight or flight” response.
But after prolonged feelings of stress, it can cause physical and emotional damage which can also potentially lead to more severe conditions like insomnia, depression, panic or anxiety attacks, and more. This can work the other way around too – if you’re already suffering from these things, or from other medical or mental conditions, it can lead to chronic stress.
What Are Common Chronic Stress Symptoms?
Physical stress symptoms:
- Upset stomach/stomach pain
- Chest pain
- Lack of energy or motivation
- Clammy hands
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of appetite
- Weight gain or loss
- And more
Emotional stress symptoms:
- Irritability/mood swings
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Not being able to shut off your mind
- Low self-esteem
- Constantly worrying
- Not being able to focus
- Being negative
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How Medical Marijuana Can Improve Stress Levels
High levels of stress can negatively impact your daily life and one might turn to antidepressants only to find they’re not helping. Common side effects can include nausea, fatigue, insomnia and more. Medical marijuana however, has very few side effects and more research is slowly being done to link the positive effects it can have on one suffering from chronic stress.
When we’re stressed, our brain has an increased amount of cortisol, a stress hormone, and low levels of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter that affects our overall well-being – how we think, feel, and act. Experiencing stress for long periods can actually kill brain cells and cause memory loss.
This is where medical marijuana plays an important role in helping you heal. Not only does the compounds found in cannabis oils react positively with our serotonin levels to improve our mood, but it can also have a positive impact on our memory, pain, and helping you to maintain a healthy weight, and improve your sleeping pattern.
We’re Here To Help
At MMS, we have a team of highly-trained professionals that can help answer any of your questions regarding different cannabis strains, dosage, and what the best product or option for you can be. Everyone is affected by stress differently, but there’s no doubt about it: it negatively affects our mood and health. Don’t let it take control of your life anymore. We’re here to help you reduce your stress and improve your day-to-day life.