Lyme disease occurs when you are bitten by a vector that carries a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi. This vector-borne disease can affect other animals also. People with Lyme diseases often experience fatigue, fever, headache, muscle aches, joint pain, sleep disturbances, swollen lymph nodes, etc.
Lyme disease is usually treated using a course of antibiotics but they are not very effective in some people. It was found that some people may continue to experience the symptoms of Lyme disease even after the treatment. That is why many experts are now recommending natural remedies like CBD for managing Lyme disease.
What Is CBD?
It is one of the active cannabinoid compounds present in the hemp and marijuana plants. CBD has a lot of therapeutic properties, making it one of the most effective treatment options for health problems like arthritis, anxiety, depression, skin problems, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, insomnia, migraines, etc. CBD is available in a variety of forms and people are using them for managing their health problems.
CBD For Lyme Disease
Many studies over the years have shown that CBD is showing promise in addressing some of the common symptoms related to Lyme disease.
One of the ways by which your immune system responds to Borrelia burgdorferi is by increasing the body temperature. Extended fever may cause harm to your internal organs. Studies have shown that CBD could regulate the immune response and helps in lowering the body temperature and thereby manages the fever that occurs in people with Lyme disease.
Widespread inflammation is one of the main symptoms of Lyme disease. inflammation can occur in your muscles, brain, joints, cardiovascular system, etc. Inflammation in the joints and muscles can lead to severe pain and immobility. CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties are well-known and taking it when you have Lyme disease may help in reducing inflammation.
Fatigue occurs in people with Lyme disease because of the combination of all the symptoms. It may cause extreme exhaustion and prevent you from getting sleep. Some studies conducted to find the effect of CBD on sleep have shown that using CBD may help in improving the quantity and quality of your sleep.
Seizure is not a very common symptom of Lyme disease but some individuals with Lyme disease may experience seizures. Numerous studies have found that the use of CBD could help in reducing the frequency and severity of seizures very effectively.