People with Sjogren’s syndrome often suffer from other autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Here’s what you need to know.
What Causes Sjogren’s Syndrome?
Furthermore, some (but not all) people with Sjogren’s syndrome also experience:
Hemp seed oil may be more suitable as it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which appear to benefit dry eyes. However, research is minimal, and whether it translates to patients with Sjogren’s syndrome remains to be seen.
What Is Sjogren’s Syndrome?
The condition tends to develop between the ages of 40 and 60. It affects around ten times more women than men.
Most rheumatology disorders are not specifically included as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. Is it too early to recommend medical marijuana as treatment for rheumatology conditions?
While to date, medical marijuana and CBD oils have largely been a subject of curiosity rather than a therapeutic option, the search for knowledge is gaining momentum. In a presentation given at the Rheumatology Nurses Society annual meeting earlier this month, Nancy Delnay, a pediatric nurse practitioner in rheumatology at Akron Children’s Hospital, Ohio, discussed the state of medical marijuana and CBD oils as medical treatment.
“The Arthritis Foundation opened a three-day chat on this topic earlier this year. I realized our patients have questions, and I don’t have answers. With the passage of The Farm Bill in 2018, advertising for hemp CBD oil is inundating the public. There are many anecdotal stories regarding CBD, but there is a lack of quality research to support efficacy. “
“There isn’t enough research [as of yet]. There simply isn’t enough known. Compounding pharmacists can be a great resource for information. I would encourage providers to read research results carefully. Look at the number of participants and the length of time studied, not just the last line of the outcome.
In this Q&A, Ms. Delnay covers some takeaways from her talk.