How CBD Gave This COPD Patient His Life Back
What is the normal oxygen level for someone with COPD?
Imagine your ability to breathe becoming increasingly difficult with each passing day. Imagine being on oxygen 24/7 and having your blood oxygen levels between 88 and 92 percent.
That’s eventually the life of someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and it’s debilitating. For the gentlemen you will read about in this post, this was certainly the case … until he found CBD.
He went from being hospitalized, being dependent on oxygen, and not even being able to shower and shave anymore, to regaining a quality of life better than he had experienced in years. He contributes his recovery to taking CBD, getting off the traditional medicines he had been prescribed, and maintaining a healthy diet and exercise.
A Brush with Death
Jeff Waters was diagnosed with stage two COPD, a progressive lung disease which over time makes it more difficult to breathe. Within a year, his COPD had progressed to stage three. His doctors continued to prescribe him more and more medications and treatments, yet his condition worsened. He became dependent on an oxygen tube.
With COPD, airways in the lungs become inflamed and thicken, and the tissue where oxygen is exchanged is destroyed. Eventually, shortness of breath makes it impossible to be active. Breathing became so difficult for Jeff, he could no longer shave or shower.
When he had an allergic reaction to a blood pressure medication he had been taking for four years, he was hospitalized. He ended up with staph pneumonia and was put into a medically induced coma for nearly a month.
When Jeff woke up, the doctors in the hospital told him that some of the inhalers he had been on increased his risk of pneumonia and that he would not survive another bout of it. These young doctors advised him to get off the majority of his medication and get on some good vitamins and natural supplements. He took their advice a step further and began researching natural alternative treatment options for COPD. That’s when he found CBD oil.
Quality of Life Returns
For one year, Jeff took one drop of cannabis oil a day. He also removed certain foods from his diet and began exercising. After that year, he was completely off all pharmaceuticals, and no longer needed his oxygen or his nebulizer.
It’s not surprising that cannabis oil had this effect on Jeff’s COPD. Studies have already shown that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinol (CBD) interact with the body’s cannabinoids receptors to reduce airway inflammation in allergic and asthmatic inflammation. One study suggested that CBD improves overall lung function in mice, which supports that cannabinoids may be therapeutically useful for inflammatory lung conditions such as COPD.
The Importance of a Quality Product
According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), 16 million people in the U.S. are currently diagnosed with COPD, which encompasses both chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.
While not much research exists pertaining to the effects of cannabinoids on COPD, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence. If you visit patient forums for people who are living with COPD, you can find detailed testimony about peoples’ experience using CBD to treat COPD.
Cannabinoids have been proven, however, to have anti-inflammatory effects, in general, among other therapeutic effects that can help relieve some of the symptoms associated with COPD, including:
- Promoting better sleep, which is critical for healing and cellular repair.
- Supporting the immune system by acting through the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
- Reducing pain.
In the forums, it is evident that people have different experiences when trying CBD. It’s important to remember that a quality product is essential. A full spectrum CBD will heed all the purity and benefits of the hemp plant and will be in its own oil. Products that combine CBD with other oils or use contaminants will not have the intended effect. Also, dosage and time can be a factor, as well. Some patients seem to notice a difference right away, while others don’t experience change for a few weeks or even months. But when they do, their lives are forever changed.
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Additionally, it is important to purchase your hemp-derived CBD (which is non-psychoactive) from a knowledgeable source. The team at The Hemp Haus welcomes any person with questions about CBD to come in or contact them through email or by phone. Their priority is not to get people to purchase CBD; it’s to educate them and make them feel comfortable and confident about the CBD they are investing in. The CBD will speak for itself. People only need to be made aware of its wealth of therapeutic benefits.
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“Medical Cannabis and COPD: What’s the Real Story?” United Patients Group. 19 May 2017. Web. Accessed 12 November 2018. https://unitedpatientsgroup.com/blog/2017/05/19/medical-cannabis-and-copd-whats-the-real-story/