Autoimmune Diseases and Cannabis Part 5 – Psoriasis
In the fifth installment of this 10-part series, we take an in-depth look at the benefits of cannabinoid therapies for one of the most common autoimmune diseases, Psoriasis. This autoimmune disorder is caused by skin cells reproducing at a rapid rate which is believed to be caused by immune system irregularities. This autoimmune disorder affects an estimated 125 million people globally. This autoimmune disorder causes a wide variety of symptoms ranging from dry and itchy skin to depression and joint pain. There are many different medications and therapies currently being employed to address psoriasis symptoms, however, while some are successful, many come with long term side effects that can be further harmful to the health of psoriasis patients. Cannabinoid therapies offer hope for relief without the side effects according to the research available to date. From helping relieve itchiness and pain all the way to slowing the growth rate of keratinocytes, cannabinoids are showing great potential as a therapeutic option for the treatment of psoriasis. Check out this article to learn more about how cannabinoid therapies may help those living with psoriasis.