In order to fight glaucoma, there are different strains of weed available and indica strain is one of them. The other strain available commonly, is sativa. The two strains were genetically mixed which make a variety called as the hybrid variety. These hybrid varieties are of different types and each of the hybrid varieties have different strengths of CBD and THC in them. The CBD and THC are the compounds that cause the beneficial effects in sick people.
Each of the different strains, namely indica, sativa and the hybrid varieties are highly effective against glaucoma, but there are some specific ways in which these strains of weed are effective.
Reduction in intra ocular pressure: There is a reduction in the intra ocular pressure when marijuana is used. Usually, the intra ocular pressure in the eye is raised. This is because of the disease process that causes the pressure to be elevated. When the weed is used, it will help in lowering the pressure and this helps in reducing the other related symptoms of glaucoma. The reduction in the intra ocular pressure ultimately helps in saving the eye from blindness.
2. Decrease in inflammation: There is a general anti-inflammatory property for medical marijuana. So, when it is used in those with glaucoma, there is a reduction in the inflammatory process. It is highly effective in reducing the symptoms of the disease. When the swelling in the eye is reduced, the discomfort that was caused because of the swelling is also reduced.
Ways in which cannabis can be used to reduce glaucoma
Medical marijuana can be used in different ways to help reduce the symptoms of glaucoma. The common method that is used by many people is smoking, but it is not a healthy way to use the medicine because the act of smoking itself can cause side effects, though the marijuana may have beneficial effects. The other common methods that are greatly beneficial in getting rid of glaucoma are the use of medical marijuana as pills. When these pills are consumed, it helps in getting rid of the problems. Cannabis can also be used as an inhaler. When the medication enters the body, it quickly helps in reducing the pressure inside the eyes and helps in saving the eye from potential blindness.
Since different strains of medical marijuana are used in the treatment of weed, it needs to be used effectively by choosing the right strain that suits different patients.