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Medical Marijuana for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients in Louisiana

It has been estimated that about 100,000 individuals suffer from pulmonary fibrosis in the United States. This condition increases your risk of developing lung cancer, which makes prevention and maintenance crucial. In Louisiana, patients with pulmonary fibrosis can qualify for medical marijuana treatment.

Medical marijuana is an emerging alternative treatment for various conditions, including lung symptoms from pulmonary fibrosis. Cannabis has been found to help reduce inflammation, ease pain, reduce phlegm, and support the immune system.

Louisiana patients with pulmonary fibrosis can qualify for a medical marijuana card, should they wish to use medical cannabis to help manage their condition.

Talk to medical marijuana doctors at TeleLeaf Louisiana page to learn how you can apply. Contact us today!

Using Medical Marijuana for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Because there’s inflammation involved with pulmonary fibrosis, anti-inflammatory medications and treatments are usually effective. One study found that the component in medical marijuana has anti-inflammatory properties, which they feel can contribute to the pulmonary function improvement in patients using medical cannabis.

How Get Medical Marijuana Card in Louisiana

Medical marijuana has been legal in Louisiana for years, but accessing it hasn’t always been easy. However, in 2016, legislators created a comprehensive medical cannabis program, and new bills in 2018 and 2020 expanded it significantly. Today, Louisiana residents experiencing a wide range of chronic and debilitating conditions can find comfort in medicinal cannabis.

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Register with TeleLeaf

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Connect with a Doctor Online

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Get Access to Medical Cannabis

Traditional Treatments

Unfortunately, the lung scarring caused by pulmonary fibrosis is irreversible. Early diagnosis and treatment may help improve your breathing and slow the disease progression.
Most treatment options for pulmonary fibrosis focus on managing symptoms and improving the quality of life.

Your Healthcare Provider may Recommend the Following:

MEDICATIONS

Pirfenidone (Esbriet) or nintedanib (Ofev) to slow down scarring and preserve lung function; mycophenolate (CellCept) or azathioprine (Imuran) to suppress your immune system; prednisone to reduce inflammation.

OXYGEN THERAPY

Also known as supplemental oxygen, this treatment maintains enough oxygen in your body to help you breathe more easily.

PULMONARY REHABILITATION

This program includes exercise training, education, and support to help improve your breathing.

Medical Marijuana as an Alternative Treatment

Although there are many conventional medications to address symptoms, they often come with undesirable side effects. Thankfully, patients with pulmonary fibrosis can qualify for medical marijuana.

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