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How does cancer invade other organs?

How does cancer invade other organs? Cancer cells mutate and they gain the ability to release lots of angiogenic factors, natural fertilizer that tipped the balance in favor of blood vessels invading the cancer. And once those vessels invade the cancer, it can expand and invade local tissues. The same vessels that are feeding tumors allow cancer cells to exit into the circulation as metastases and unfortunately, this late stage of cancer is the one at which it’s most likely to be diagnosed when angiogenesis is already turned on and cancer cells are growing like wild. Remember that nothing looks

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How does CBD work?

How does CBD work? Cannabinoids are the active constituents that mimic endogenous cannabinoids, and their activity is based on a receptor-mediated mechanism. THC exerts psychoactive and pain-relieving effects by acting as a partial agonist of cannabinoid receptors CB1 (predominantly expressed in the central nervous system) and CB2 (associated with the immune system). CB1 and CB2 are activated through inhibition of adenylate-cyclase. The bioavailability of THC varies and depends on how you smoke it. Much of the cannabis (80-90%) is excreted within 5 days about 65% in the stools and 20 % in the urine. Check our video out now on

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Does Cannabis have any benefits against cancer?

Does Cannabis have any benefits against cancer? Cannabis caused cancer cell death of brain cancer cells called glioma cells while sparing normal brain cells via apoptosis. Cannabis, in systematic reviews study, showed patients on chemo had less feeling like they were going to throw up and throwing up. The current guidelines in the USA recommend dronabinol and nabilone for nausea and vomiting, which are resistant to standard therapy. There were also reports that dronabinol may be useful for managing persistent cancer related cachexia which means the weakness and wasting of the body due to severe chronic disease like cancer. Cancer

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What situations should you avoid taking Cannabis?

What situations should you avoid taking Cannabis? Don’t take cannabis products if: You have kidney, heart, or liver disease. Cannabis may make these worse. Don’t take cannabis products if you have psychiatric illnesses that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. Cannabis may make these conditions worse. If You’re taking nivolumab (Opdivo®). Cannabis can lower the response to this medication in patients with advanced melanoma, non-small-cell lung cancer, and renal clear cell carcinoma. Don’t take cannabis products if you’re taking warfarin or other blood thinners. Cannabis can increase your risk of bleeding. if You’re taking pseudoephedrine, Sudafed or similar products Taking these

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What are the side effects of Cannabis?

What are the side effects of Cannabis? Side effects of taking cannabis products may include: Drowsiness (feeling sleepy), Restlessness (feeling like you can’t relax or get comfortable) Anxiety (strong feelings of worry or fear), Paranoia (intense thoughts or feelings that someone might try to harm you) Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there), Feeling hungry, Short-term memory loss, Euphoria (feeling very happy or excited) Trouble focusing, Changes in your blood pressure, Faster heart rate, Confusion, Nausea, Vomiting (throwing up), Flushing (when your skin becomes red or warm), Depression (strong feelings of sadness), and Insomnia (trouble falling asleep, staying asleep,

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What diseases is cannabis used for?

What diseases is cannabis used for? Cannabis is used to reduce pain and to treat glaucoma (eye disease that causes vision loss and blindness). It is also used to treat nausea (feeling like you’re going to throw up) and vomiting (throwing up) due to cancer treatments. Cannabis is used to treat sleep disorders and to treat epilepsy (a brain disorder that causes people to have seizures). Cannabis was also used to treat multiple sclerosis (disease that can cause problems with vision, balance, and muscle control), mood disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, and seasonal affective disorder. Cannabis also has other

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