Medical Marijuana and Hypertension
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the many qualifying conditions that allow you to apply for a medical marijuana card in Oklahoma. This condition is widely known as the “silent killer” since it often shows no symptoms but wreaks havoc on our health. High blood pressure can put you at an increased risk for further health complications such as stroke, heart disease, or heart failure – among other conditions.
Although a cure is something we cannot promise, our team will help you tend to your condition safely. Read on for information on how cannabis can help you treat hypertension and put you on the road to wellness.
Possible Causes of Hypertension
Hypertension can occur due to many reasons – including factors of age, genetics, or existing health conditions. In other cases, high blood pressure may also be a result of unhealthy lifestyle choices such as:
- High salt consumption
- Lack of exercise
- Drinking excessive alcohol, coffee, or other caffeine-based drinks
- Smoking habitually
- Disturbed sleep, or irregular sleep patterns
How Does Weed Help Hypertension?
In a study conducted by the European Journal of Internal Medicine, older adults diagnosed with hypertension underwent treatment with marijuana for 3 months and were found to report a reduction in 24-hours systolic and diastolic blood pressure values.
There is plenty of other research on the relationship between cannabis and hypertension by leading medical journals. But in case you have any questions about the licensing process, feel free to contact us for guidance.
Put Your Trust in Ozark MMJ
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with hypertension recently and are unsure how to begin treatment, or if you’ve struggled with this health issue for years – Ozark MMJ Cards is here to help you get a medical marijuana license in your state.