Prednisone vs. CBD for Autoimmune Diseases

Prednisone vs. CBD for Autoimmune Diseases

Drugs are an indispensable part of our modern-day lives. Whether they’re prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications, these usually help us recover from a bout of some disease or even help us survive! Sometimes they’re merely taken as a single dose or a short course to overcome mild symptoms. At other times, they are a life-saver or even an unavoidable part of a long-standing treatment regimen. It’s the latter kind of medications that often become essential to manage symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are medical conditions that seem to pop up among the human population without any warning. Almost 7% of Americans suffered from autoimmune diseases last year, followed by the European Union (6%), and China (5%). Compared to 400 people, diagnosed with autoimmune diseases in America 30 years ago, the figure now stands at around 50 million, with 80% of them being women. In such diseases, the immune system acts out against the body. Instead of attacking the microbial invaders, it treats the body’s organs as foreign. At least 80 types of autoimmune diseases have been identified so far, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD), rheumatic disease, Grave’s disease, & diabetes mellitus type I. Prednisone, a glucocorticoid (a synthetic derivative of a steroid found in the human body) is one of the preferred drugs for autoimmune diseases. As an immunosuppressant, prednisone targets the body’s inflammatory responses. Having said that, immunosuppressants, like most other pharmaceutical drugs, have many adverse effects that can wreak havoc on our health – both…

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