By Online Medical Card — February 21, 2019
“ The US Health Regulators have approved its first cannabis-based drug, EPIDIOLEX, for two rare forms of Epilepsy”
EPIDIOLEX is a prescription drug of highly purified marijuana- derived Cannabidiol (CBD) for seizures associated with Lennox- Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome in patients two years of age and older.
EPILEPSY: A BRIEF REVIEW
Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder that affects people of all ages. It is a chronic disorder with unprovoked seizures.
Seizure is the abnormal discharging of brain’s nerve cells which affects the motor and sensory functions.
What are the main risk factors associated with Epilepsy?
• Hereditary/ Associated Genetic Factors • Head Trauma • Brain Conditions • Prenatal Injury • Developmental Disorders • Infectious Diseases
CBD : THE WONDER MOLECULE
CBD is one of the most prevalent cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant.
CBD shows natural protection against the action of THC on CB1 receptors, thus helps in muting the psychoactive effects of THC.
HOW CBD HELPS IN MANAGING EPILEPSY
Potent properties of CBD that help in alleviating symptoms of Epilepsy and Seizures include:
• Anticonvulsant • Anti-inflammatory • Antioxidant
MODE OF ACTION CBD downregulates the enzymes associated with the induction of epilepsy by binding to both the transient potential Vanilloid 1 TRPV1 and 5HT1-2A receptors, thus inhibit their action. This inhibition reduces the overall neuronal excitability which helps in reducing symptoms associated with seizures.
• CBD shows around 84% improvement of seizures. • It has been reported to reduce approximately 60% seizure episodes. • CBD protects the hippocampal region in the brain from explosive electrical firing. • Almost 36.5% reduction has been seen in motor seizures.
Why wait for any miracle to help you deal with this condition when you can have an incredible molecule known as CBD. `
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