Every function in the human body is triggered by messaging systems in our brains. Epilepsy results when this system is disrupted due to faulty electrical activity. In many cases, the exact cause is not known. Some people have inherited genetic factors that make epilepsy more likely to occur. Other factors that may increase the risk include head trauma, brain conditions such as stroke or tumours, infectious diseases such as AIDS and encephalitis, prenatal injury or brain damage that occurs before birth, and developmental disorders, such as autism or neurofibromatosis.
The seizure experience depends on which part of the brain is affected and how widely it spreads from that area. Although symptoms may affect any body part, the electrical events that produce these symptoms occur in the brain. The location of the event, how it spreads, how much of the brain is affected and how long it lasts all have profound effects. These factors determine the character of a seizure and its impact on the individual.
Having seizures and epilepsy can affect one’s safety, relationships, work, driving ability and so much more. CBD oil has proven to be effective at treating conventional drug-resistant forms of epilepsy, like Dravet syndrome, and it’s safe to use in children as well as pets.
Please contact us to begin your medical cannabis journey with specific dosing advice. As each person’s biochemistry, tolerance level and condition at hand are entirely unique, any advice that we give needs to be considerate and appropriate.
Our clients have consistently chosen MCDSA-endorsed cannabis oil over conventional medicines that have let them down. We only advocate highly-concentrated medical-grade products, derived from marijuana plant flowers, which are far superior to over-the-counter, hemp-derived supplements.
Visit our Product Guide for more information about each recommended product and further insight into the various cannabinoids that we recommend for treatment. Cannabis Oil explains everything you need to know about sourcing a high-quality product in South Africa.
Our Knowledge Centre provides a world of information and is a fantastic starting point for educating yourself on all things medical cannabis.
Always speak to your doctor when considering cannabis as a treatment aid. Take great care to safely store products and not expose children or pets unintentionally.
THC products are psychoactive, causing one to become “high”. These are to be used with special caution in children, pets and persons prone to anxiety or stress. Depending on the unique situation, it may be appropriate to substitute THC with non-psychoactive THCA. CBN and 1:1 oils may also cause mild psychoactive effects.
However, if products are used correctly, it may be possible to avoid the psychoactive effect entirely. Should you feel uncomfortable or have any questions at any time, our trained team of staff are on standby to attend to your concerns.
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