“CBD products cost money and can distract you from taking prescribed treatments for heart failure that are evidence-based. They could do indirect harm to people with heart failure. . We already have a half-dozen treatments for heart failure symptoms and to help you live longer.”
“Does it stimulate your appetite? Yes. Do people gain weight if they take it? Possibly true. Patients with severe heart failure do have cachexia,” or severe weight loss and muscle wasting, he says. “One could argue that people with nausea, lack of appetite, or who are losing weight could think CBD would help them. People with heart failure have a fair amount of discomfort, including edema [swelling] and somatic or pain-related issues, so you could think CBD has a role.”
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CBD May Have Health Risks
Some of CBD’s proven benefits in other health conditions may be intriguing to people living with heart failure, Allen says.
“CBD oil may not have the same properties, and it can actually cause gastrointestinal distress like diarrhea or cause decreased appetite. CBD products can include unknown ingredients and may not be accurately labeled,” he says.
If you have heart failure, you might feel like you’re taking control of your own care by trying herbal treatments that don’t require a prescription. To be safe, talk to your cardiologist first: Ask questions about CBD oil and make decisions together about using this or any other supplement, Allen says.
CBD oil contains cannabidiol, an herbal liquid supplement made from the cannabis plant. It doesn’t have the same effect on the brain as THC, another compound found in cannabis that gives you a “high” when smoked or eaten, says Larry Allen, MD, associate division head for clinical affairs in cardiology at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.
I hope the two are truly seperate and distinct because I'm interested in CBD for arthritis/sciatica relief.
I had to smile at all the warning posts from people who have not tried CBD oil.
by CatDad – 2019-06-24 20:48:46
I can't say I noticed any sleep improvement, although I know several people who say it's made a big difference for them in reducing anxiety.
I have since learned that dosage is important and possibly I wasn't taking enough.
Anything inexpensive and of growing popularity is subject to the China Syndrome. You don't need more complications from routinely ingesting CBD bulked-up with used transmission fluid and cooking oil.