Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure, sometimes known as Congestive Heart Failure, occurs when your heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should. Certain conditions, such as narrowed arteries in your heart (Coronary Artery Disease) or high blood pressure, gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently.
One way to prevent heart failure is to prevent and control conditions that cause heart failure, such as Coronary Artery Disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
CBD has been shown to increase success with weight loss, regulate blood sugars, and lower blood pressure in many trials and studies.
A study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology showed that CBD not only reduced heart tissue damage but lowered arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythm) as well.
The results were dose dependent, so finding your correct dose is important.
Finding your correct dose can take a little trial and error. Most patients find results and reduction of symptoms with 1-6 mg of CBD per ten pounds of body weight. This means if you weigh 200 pounds, you will take 20-120 mg daily to find relief. Start at the lowest dose and work up to find your ideal dose.
Since THC can increase heart rate, consider isolates and high CBD/low THC strains.
Always check with your medical provider before discontinuing any medications.
Be aware CBD can interact with some heart/blood thinner medications which have grapefruit warnings on them. Please treat the CBD the same way you would grapefruit.
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