Can CBD Help Asthmatics?
Asthma is a chronic lung disease, caused by underlying inflammation of the airways. However, we now know the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol (CBD) (read more about CBD and pain relief and its anti-inflammatory properties).
This second point is precisely what pushes certain patients and the scientific community to question the interest of CBD for asthmatics. So can CBD help with an asthma attack, and if so, how to use it? This is what we want to explore now: can CBD edible products online in Australia and other CBD products help?
CBD and Asthma: Can Cannabidiol Help?
Asthma is one of the most common chronic conditions in Australia, with high prevalence rates by international comparison. Around 2.7 million Australians (11% of the total population) have asthma. Considerable figures that lead to a close interest in pathology. Indeed, even when one isn’t suffering from severe asthma (nearly 6% of asthmatics), its symptoms remain largely problematic. Among the most common are wheezing, cough, and other respiratory problems.
Main Types of Asthma
Here are the main types of Asthma.
- Intermittent Asthma: It results in infrequent and brief crises, often related to an effort or an episode of stress. Between two crises, no particular symptom is to be deplored.
- Persistent Asthma: It’s accompanied by persistent symptoms, as its name suggests. They’re therefore present during crises, but also, more or less intensely, between crises. Persistent asthma itself divides into three subcategories.
- Mild persistent asthma: Attacks once or twice a week and nocturnal asthma once or twice a month.
- Moderate persistent asthma: Daily symptoms and nocturnal asthma at least once a week.
- Severe persistent asthma: Permanent symptoms preventing certain activities and frequent nocturnal asthma.
Opportunities Offered by CBD in Case of Asthma
There’re several aspects to consider when it comes to the potential of CBD for asthmatics. First of all, and we’ve just mentioned it, intermittent asthma attacks can be encouraged by episodes of stress. However, CBD is widely used for its soothing properties, allowing in particular to limit the influence of stress and certain anxiety disorders. Taking CBD could, therefore, in this specific context, contribute to limiting the intensity and/or space out attacks.
A 2019 study has also shown that CBD could reduce both airway inflammation and hyperactivity in mice with allergic asthma. If these results are confirmed in humans, it’d mean that CBD can help the lungs desensitize from asthma triggers. In short, this means fewer seizures and fewer symptoms.
CBD edible products provide many of our customers with this soothing effect. It may be the answer to your asthma attacks!
How to Use CBD When You’ve Asthma?
Asthma is a lung problem, the consumption of CBD orally or sublingually is, therefore, the best option, as opposed to a local application (so-called topical) which wouldn’t make it possible to obtain notable effects in this specific case. Several types of products can then work, including CBD flowers, resins, and edibles. The most practical and therefore recommended derivative nevertheless remains CBD oil.
Take CBD Oil for Asthma Symptoms
CBD oil is available in vials or capsules. In both cases, the product is particularly easy to dose, transport, use, and store. You can get a variety of types, such as broad or full-spectrum, allowing you to take advantage of other cannabinoids naturally present in the plant as well as its terpenes and flavonoids. At equal quantity, the effects will therefore be potentially more marked.
Regarding CBD dosage, few studies exist on this subject and it’s difficult to recommend a general dose, as the quality of the product, the weight of the individual, and many other parameters (consumption habits in particular) can influence the ideal quantity. It’s generally recommended to start with a low dosage (rely on the instructions for use of your CBD oil), then gradually increase until you achieve the desired effects. We have a dosage guide here, but you should always consult with your health professional first.
FAQs about CBD for Asthma
Can CBD Make the Risk of an Asthma Attack Worse?
CBD by itself doesn’t seem to be able to worsen the risk of asthma attacks. However, be careful how you consume it. Smoking and vaping is obviously not as good as some form of oral consumption that does not involve your lungs.
Does CBD Have a Direct Influence on Breathing?
CBD can reduce inflammation, especially in the lungs. The WHO says less inflammation also means easier breathing. CBD can therefore relieve certain respiratory problems, but there’s nothing to suggest that it’s a direct influence on breathing, nor the power to make it more difficult (as long as you don’t smoke/vape it). Try CBD edible products. They’re much safer!
Can CBD Antagonize the Effects of Asthma Treatment?
Cannabidiol has the great advantage of not presenting bad side effects. Yet, it can sometimes encourage our body to synthesize in an unusual way in the presence of other drugs. In the case of these drug interactions, the drug in question may either work ‘too much’ or not work enough. For the moment, asthma medications don’t seem to be affected, but you should be talking to a healthcare professional about your desire to take CBD, especially if you’re already on treatment.
Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, CBD has shown promising results in the treatment of asthma. Of course, it’s highly recommended to consult your doctor before taking any CBD products, especially for a chronic condition like asthma.
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