6 Ways CBD Could Help Seniors to Fight Against Coronavirus

 

Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19, is an acute respiratory viral illness that began in Wuhan City in China in December 2019 and had been spreading like wildfire. So far, coronavirus has affected more than 180 countries all over the world.  According to the latest data, the viral illness has infected more than one million people, claimed over 50,000 lives, and shaken major economies around the world. 

COVID-19 has clinical presentations that are similar to those of most acute respiratory illnesses. The virus’ incubation period is about 14 days, after which flu-like symptoms, such as a persistent cough and runny nose, begin to emerge. In some cases, these symptoms are accompanied by shortness of breath and fever. Fatalities depend on how soon the victim seeks medical intervention, as well as their overall immune condition.

 

Why the Special Focus on the Old People?

First off, it’s important to mention that like most viral illnesses, COVID-19 is not a respecter of age, class, or race. 

When the disease was first reported in China, some conspiracy theorists attempted to attribute it to Chinese exotic dietary habits. There were also off-the-record remarks by notable personalities that COVID-19 was more devastating to people with lighter skin. That was ostensibly due to the fact that the African continent was the last to report incidences of infection. Nothing can be further from the truth. 

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), coronavirus disease affects people of all ages. However, WHO goes on to observe that people with suppressed immune systems are likely to be the worst-hit. These include young children, seniors, and people with preexisting medical conditions, such as respiratory illnesses, heart disease, diabetes, and HIV/ AIDS. 

Luckily there are relatively few reported cases of COVID-19 on young children. But for all of the reported cases, most of the fatalities recorded so far are either seniors or people with underlying medical conditions. And Italy, whose population is largely made up of seniors, is a testament to that fact. 

Now, it is difficult to completely escape the coronavirus, considering how fast the pandemic is spreading. However, there are a few ways that infected seniors can cope with the condition and recover much faster. One of these ways is using cannabidiol, also known as CBD. 

Cannabidiol is the most popular extract obtained from cannabis, prescribed for a wide range of infections. CBD is mostly used to treat diseases that manifest in pain, inflammation, anxiety, and seizures. 

Let us explore the top six ways CBD can help seniors during the fight against coronavirus disease.

A doctor holding a bottle of CBD oil

A doctor holding a bottle of CBD oil

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  • Pain Relief

 

Pain is the most common condition that CBD is prescribed for. But how can seniors with COVID-19 benefit from CBD’s therapeutic properties? Coughing incessantly, which is one of the signature symptoms of coronavirus, causes stress on the diaphragm and the chest cavity, resulting in pain. 

Thankfully all that a senior requires to relieve the pain is a Pound of Weed from a reliable vendor. CBD relieves pain by enhancing the functions of the body’s endogenous cannabinoids that are located in the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

 

  • Anxiety Treatment

 

As we already mentioned, the coronavirus kills. And if recent statistics are anything to go by, the chan