Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS is the last stage that a person with HIV suffers. After acquiring AIDS, the immune system constantly weakens and it cannot fight off diseases, as a result it leads to death. People who developed AIDS have numerous symptoms of AIDS related diseases, which could be alleviated by using of medical marijuana. People with AIDS may have different symptoms and develop a lot of illnesses, some of them are: fever, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, chills, chronic pain, excessive sweating, general weakness, cancer, herpes simplex virus, human papillomavirus, tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus, pneumocystis pneumonia, toxoplasmosis and Kaposi's sarcoma. Because AIDS has to do with the immune system, people with this syndrome can develop a lot of diseases and it is hard to mention all of them here.
Common symptoms of AIDS are curable with medical marijuana, but only in federal and state medical facilities. Nowadays the Federal government and Food and Drug Administration of the United States support the usage of medical marijuana to support health state of patients with symptoms of AIDS related diseases. Tetrahydrocannabinol (TCH), know also as Marinol, is one of the medicines derived from marijuana, which is available for AIDS patients with certain symptoms in each state without any potential punishment by the federal government.
Adherence to treatment regimen reduces the number of cases of wasting syndrome, but it still affects many people with AIDS. Often accompanied by diarrhea, chronic weakness and fever it causes rapid loss of at least 10 percent of body weight with quit big problems to gain this weigh again. To improve health state of patients with wasting syndrome medical marijuana remains one of the best solutions, because it increases appetite. It helps to reduce nausea and vomiting, increases food intake, thus providing needed nutrition for the body. The federal government allows using Cesamet (Nabilone) and dronabinol, which are the rarest derivatives from marijuana, which can help patients with AIDS. This is the best solution for indisputable medical uses for marijuana.
Medical marijuana is widely used to ease pain syndrome of AIDS related diseases. A lot of type of pain is associated with AIDS related diseases. There are countless medical evidences that prove medical marijuana beneficial effects when combined with opiates or other pain killers. This tandem helps decrease the dose of opiates and alleviates negative side effects caused by opiates. Speaking about inflammatory diseases, medical marijuana is proved to have anti-inflammatory properties. Cannabinoids, components of marijuana are reported to have anti-inflammatory properties, they reduce inflammation of tissues. Patients who used medical marijuana reported that they got rid of constant physical and emotional pain. Medical marijuana is the best in increasing appetite and food palatability, reducing vomiting and nausea, reducing pain, raising spirits. More than that, it comes with less toxic effect than conventional medicines, which in turn can cause other harmful side effects.
While the effects of marijuana on above mentioned symptoms are well documented, the researches on other properties still continue. Other symptoms of AIDS related diseases which could be treated with medical marijuana are related to neurological complications. This treatment could be available on a state-to-state basis up to the discretion of the local authorities and medical doctors.