Hepatitis C, or HCV, is a viral infection that triggers inflammation in the liver. Unfortunately, hepatitis C poses a risk of severe liver damage and causes symptoms including joint pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. Many patients find that medical marijuana helps them manage these symptoms, as well as the side effects from medications used to treat hepatitis C.
Medical Marijuana for Hepatitis C Symptoms
While marijuana isn’t a treatment for an HCV infection, it can be used to relieve the symptoms of this condition, including:
Cannabis contains cannabinoids that interact with CB1 receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, the results of which can quickly relieve nausea.
- Joint pain
Marijuana also contains cannabinoids that reduce inflammation and pain signals, providing relief from joint pain.