Looking for a natural aid in your surgical recovery?
Here are 5 ways CBD can help:
1. Avoid Opioid Dependancy
Many patients find themselves relying on highly addictive opioid medications in the months following surgery.
The brain and body come to crave these substances, with people experiencing major withdrawal symptoms like nausea, anxiety and heart palpitations - and often leading them to turn to illegal sources when their prescription runs out.
Luckily CBD is non-habit forming, and as a natural substance it does not have these severe side effects.
2. Provide Pain Relief
When experiencing inflammation or injury, as we do post surgery, chemicals released in the body can increase the sensitivity of our pain receptors.
By working to achieve homeostasis (biological balance) and modulating our physical bodily responses, CBD can help to desensitise these pain receptors.
3. Improve Ability To Sleep
Patients will often find their ability to get a comfortable night of rest is greatly diminished after surgery.
By providing relief from chronic pain, CBD can help those in recovery to fall asleep - and stay asleep - much more easily.
4. Decrease Swelling & Redness
Surgery is invasive, and can cause severe inflammation and swelling in the areas that have undergone probing and patching.
Interestingly, CBD has been found to be 20 x more effective than aspirin and 2 x stronger than hydrocortisone at reducing inflammation - a big help when it comes to healing.
5. Improve Mood
For various reasons, patients can often experience depression and anxiety while recovering from serious operations.
So last, but certainly not least - by decreasing pain, increasing sleep and acting as a natural mood enhancer, CBD can help to maintain the mental wellbeing of those in the recovery process.