Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Affected area:

Chronic elevation of blood pressure in the arteries

Common symptoms:

May not present symptoms, however, hypertension puts a strain on the heart and blood vessels, greatly increasing risk of heart attack, aneurysm, stroke, heart failure, and/or renal failure

How marijuana helps:

Cannabinoids present in marijuana can lower blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels. Furthermore, marijuana ingestion can alleviate various conditions that trigger high blood pressure (such as stress, chronic anxiety, and poor sleeping habits). Marijuana has been proven very effective in improving sleep and reducing anxiety.

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