Hepatitis C

How does cannabis interact hepatitis C

How does cannabis interact Hepatitis C?

How does marijuana work with hepatitis C?

Hepatitis C is considered a viral infection resulting in inflammation of the liver caused by the infection traveling in the blood. Current hepatitis C treatment usually involves two powerful drugs called interferon and ribavirin which have severe adverse side effects such as fatigue, nausea, muscle aches, loss of appetite and depression. It’s possible that cannabis has a positive biomedical effect. Cannabis-consuming patients seem to enjoy relief from symptoms when using medical marijuana (MMJ). 

How do you get hepatitis c?

  • Needle sharing
  • Transmission during child birth 
  • Blood transfusions
  • Exchange of fluids during sex

Symptoms include:

  • Bruise and bleed easily
  • Appetite loss
  • Dark urine
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammed or swollen legs
  • Itchy skin
  • Jaundice
  • Spider veins

Marijuana doesn’t treat the infection but rather reduces the symptoms arising from it therby makig it more manageable.