Neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy and more

Dr. Michael Duplessie, FRCS Ophth (Glasgow), M.B., B.Ch., L.R.C.P. & S.I., B.A.O., B.A.

Neuropathy: Diabetic neuropathy and more

Cannabinoids have become a popular treatment option for chronic diseases in the United States, with 23 states legalizing the use of marijuana. While current cannabinoid compounds have proven effective in alleviating symptoms associated with various diseases, their use remains controversial due to their psychotropic effects and potential for CNS-related side effects such as tolerance and dependence.

To overcome these challenges, a promising strategy is to focus on the peripheral cannabinoid system to avoid undesirable effects in the CNS. This approach could be especially beneficial for conditions with prominent peripheral pathophysiologic mechanisms, such as painful diabetic neuropathy or chemotherapy-induced neuropathy.

Scientists need to further explore the scientific evidence behind targeting the peripheral cannabinoid system as an alternative to cannabis use for medical purposes. 

By exploring the peripheral cannabinoid system, researchers and healthcare professionals may be able to harness the potential of cannabinoids for medical purposes while avoiding the undesirable effects associated with CNS activation. This approach could provide hope for individuals suffering from chronic diseases who are seeking safe and effective treatment options.



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Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to breaking conventions and helping those in need. My passion for medicine began during my time working in refugee camps in Thailand, and since then, I have made it my mission to provide care and support to those who need it most.

As a pioneer in the field of ophthalmology, I have made numerous contributions and innovations in the field of corneal transplantation and laser surgery.  I am comfortable challenging conventions.

I have seen firsthand the positive impact medical marijuana can have on patients struggling with pain and anxiety. 

My experiences have shown me that medical marijuana can offer significant benefits with minimal side effects, providing patients with an alternative to traditional pharmaceutical medications. Despite its potential, the government’s stance on marijuana is outdated and in need of revision. 

Through my observations, I have seen prescription rates for pain, stress, insomnia, anxiety to name just a few, drastically decrease among patients who have obtained a medical marijuana card, and I believe that this is a testament to its effectiveness.

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