Cannabis heal elderly hypertension

Cannabis treatment for 3 months was associated with a reduction in 24-hours systolic and diastolic blood pressure values

Israel is one of a country which legalized medical cannabis, and the aged adults are the fastest growing group of cannabis usage. Scientists from Israel assessed the effect of cannabis on blood pressure, heart rate, and metabolic parameters in older adults with hypertension.

Abuhasira R, Haviv YS, Leiba M, Leiba A, Ryvo L, Novack V. Cannabis is associated with blood pressure reduction in older adults – A 24-hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring study. Eur J Intern Med. 2021 Jan 20:S0953-6205(21)00005-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ejim.2021.01.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33483174.

Twenty-six patients with a mean age of 70.42 ± 5.37 years, 53.8% females completed the study. At 3 months follow-up, the mean 24-hours systolic and diastolic blood pressures were reduced by 5.0 mmHg and 4.5 mmHg, respectively (p<0.001 for both). The nadir for the blood pressure and heart rate was achieved at 3 hours post-administration. The proportion of normal dippers changed from 27.3% before treatment to 45.5% afterward. No significant changes were seen in the different metabolic parameters assessed by blood tests, anthropometric measurements, or ECG exam.

The scientists concluded that amongst older adults with hypertension, cannabis treatment for 3 months was associated with a reduction in 24-hours systolic and diastolic blood pressure values with a nadir at 3 hours after cannabis administration.

Cannabis has been proven that it is beneficial for treating neurodegenerative diseases, which is related to aging. Furthermore science has shown that cannabis is better than the reference drugs for COVID-19 treatment.

I hope people would stop hating cannabis and realize it have an enormous potential.

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