Cannabidiol or CBD is a major active ingredient in cannabis. It is not psychoactive or does not cause a high feeling like tetrahydrocannabinol or THC which is another active ingredient found in the cannabis plants. CBD oil is made by extracting cannabidiol from the cannabis plant. It is then diluted in a carrier oil like coconut oil or hemp seed oil.
What Is CBD Oil Used For?
Cannabidiol oil is used to treat many common ailments like pain, anxiety, and sleep disorders. There is an anti-seizure medication made from cannabidiol. Cannabinoids act on our body’s endocannabinoid system and help to regulate anxiety, mood, and appetite.
Even if cannabinoids are remedies for various ailments, they are highly regulated. It is banned in several countries and the research on it is thus very limited. Hopefully, some parts around the globe have approved the use of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes.
The urinary Bladder is a hollow muscular organ in the lower part of the abdomen that stores urine temporarily. The muscles in the wall of the bladder relax to expand as it gets filled with urine.
When it is full it signals the brain that it is time to urinate. It communicates through the pelvic nerves. This signaling creates the urge to urinate. To urinate, the muscles in the bladder contract to squeeze the urine out through the urethra.
There are different reasons for the pain in the bladder. The main causes of bladder pain are interstitial cystitis, urinary tract infection, and bladder cancer. Interstitial cystitis is a common cause of bladder pain. It is a chronic condition that causes the bladder to become inflamed and irritated.
The inflammation makes the bladder wall stiffen and it becomes difficult for the urinary bladder to expand fully while filling with urine. This condition can be caused by a defect in the bladder lining, trauma to the bladder, injury to the spinal cord, or some other reason. The proper reason is not known.
Women have a higher chance to get affected by this condition. The pain from interstitial cystitis is maximum when the bladder is filled with urine and the pain relieves when the bladder empties.
The patients also feel pain in the lower back, abdomen, or groin. Patients feel the urgent need to urinate all the time and they only pass a little bit of urine each time they urinate.
Urinary tract infection is another common cause of bladder pain. This is caused when the urinary tract is infected with bacteria. Bacteria may enter through the urethra. This infection can affect any organ in the urinary system. It can affect the bladder, ureters, urethra, and even kidneys.
Women have a higher chance of getting affected by urinary tract infections. This condition can cause pain or a burning sensation during urination. Other symptoms of urinary tract infection include an urgent need to urinate, pain or tenderness in the abdomen, cloudy and bloody urine, fever, and frequent need to urinate. This condition is diagnosed by testing a urine sample for bacteria.
Bladder cancer also causes pain in the bladder. Cancer can affect the bladder just as it affects other organs. It causes pain and other symptoms like blood in the urine, difficulty passing urine, frequent urge to urinate, and lower back pain.
CBD Oil for Bladder Pain
Antibiotics can help to cure urinary tract infections. But interstitial cystitis does not have a proper cure. This can impact your daily life, physical and emotional health, and relationships. There are some solutions for the pain from interstitial cystitis.
Cannabis is a good solution. It can deal with chronic conditions like interstitial cystitis. Cannabis has been used for centuries to alleviate different kinds of pain. There are many cannabis-based products in the market, like CBD oils and CBD lubricants. These have positive effects on pain and are found to heal inflammation and have the potential to alleviate the pain in the pelvic region.
Our body has multiple cannabinoid receptors to which endocannabinoids can bind. These cannabinoid receptors are also found in the lower urinary tract. This means that CBD oils are very helpful to treat pain in the bladder due to interstitial cystitis or urinary tract infection. CBD oil has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that help to decrease pain.
CBD oil also has antibacterial effects. Research has shown that CBD can stop even the most resistant strains of bacteria we know. The effectiveness of CBD comes from its ability to influence CB1 and CB2 cell receptors of the endocannabinoid system. Studies have shown that CB1 receptors are involved in maintaining bladder health.
CBD oil is helpful in treating pain due to urinary tract infections. When the bacteria infects the urinary tract, the body reacts by fighting the bacteria. CBD can help in this situation in two ways.
Firstly it can help in relieving the pain and secondly, it can help to stop the inflammation process. The inflammation process is an immune reaction to get rid of the bacteria. This process can cause pain and excessive inflammatory reactions can damage healthy tissue.
CBD oil can be used to keep the inflammation in the bladder under control. This helps to reduce the painful swellings and can ease the pain. There are several studies that show the effectiveness of CBD in treating urinary tract infections.
CBD can activate the CB1 receptors that can keep urinary tract infection pain in control. CBD can reduce inflammation and also the frequency of toilet visits.
The antibacterial effects of CBD oil are established with research. By using CBD you can avoid using antibiotics that can have adverse effects. The use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, which can be a serious issue in antibiotic treatments. The use of CBD can avoid such risks.
If you want to use CBD for pain from interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infection, you can use either CBD oil or CBD tablets. You can also try CBD gummies that come in a variety of flavors. To relieve bladder pain due to conditions like interstitial cystitis you will have to take around three hundred milligrams of CBD. This can help to significantly relieve bladder pain.
Bladder pain can be caused by conditions like interstitial cystitis and urinary tract infection. CBD oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties and thus can be used to treat bladder pain.
CBD also has antibacterial properties which makes it an ideal substitute for antibiotics. CBD is safe for health and has minimal side effects.
Consult your doctor before you plan to take CBD oil for bladder pain.
Dr. Elizabeth Novello
Dr. Elizabeth Novello specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Her clients range across diverse age groups and she works closely with patients to develop a personalized treatment plan that takes into account the individual’s medical history and the underlying cause of their pain. Dr. Elizabeth Novello also performs procedures such as lumbar punctures or nerve conduction studies. In addition to diagnosing and treating specific conditions, she focuses on helping patients manage chronic conditions and providing support for patients and their families.
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