This disease is one of the leading causes of death in the US.
Although there are different diseases and medical conditions that take people’s lives, in the US kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death. It’s also estimated that 31 million Americans (10 percent of the US adult population) are diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The proper functioning of our organs is essential, especially our kidneys. One of the main symptoms of chronic and non-chronic kidney disease includes long-lasting pain, which can lead into other painful symptoms. Currently, many physicians prescribe opioids to patients to help them manage their pain. However, opioids and other pharmaceutical drugs can be harmful and addictive. Fortunately, though, cannabis and derivatives of it can provide relief to people with kidney disease, especially chronic pain associated with the disease. Read on to learn more about the potential of cannabis in the treatment of kidney disease and symptoms associated with it.