We are pleased to inform you that Bodystream has merged with its sister company, Apollo, who will be managing your prescriptions as of May 1st, 2023.
To schedule your free appointment or ask us any questions, please click here to visit Apollocannabis.ca.
What Is Colitis?
Colitis or Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine (colon). It usually affects the lower section (sigmoid colon) and the rectum. In general, the more of the colon that's affected, the worse the symptoms will be. The disease can affect people of any age. But most people who have it are diagnosed before the age of 30.
Many people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis have expressed interest in trying medical Cannabis to manage their symptoms. Researches on rodent models of human colitis have shown that cannabinoids can be used to reduce inflammation at the level of involved tissues and individual cells. Among humans, cannabis has been used to treat a number of gastrointestinal disorders, including vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia.
In 2014, researchers from the University of Calgary reported that patients with ulcerative colitis reported symptom relief by the use of cannabis.