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CBD Useful for Cosmetic Surgery Recovery?

Mell Green
Written by Mell Green

When it comes to surgery, the recovery period often depends on the type of medical procedure and how quickly your body is able to naturally heal itself. Managing swelling, inflammation, pain, and general discomfort can be quite frustrating, especially when prescription medications and various painkillers prove ineffective. If you’ve ever gone under the knife or plan to soon, cannabis’ CBD is one of the best natural options for surgical recovery, as it allows for the best chance of a seamless healing experience.

Alongside THC, CBD short for cannabidiol is one of the many chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. While THC is normally used recreationally, CBD is normally used for medical purposes and has earned global praise for its plentiful therapeutic benefits.

Inflammation alone can be a huge issue after any cosmetic surgery and can bring about pain from bruising, swelling, and healing incisions. While these are very common, they can stick around for longer than anticipated, which is normally caused by inflammation from tissue trauma. Fortunately, patients can look to cannabis’ CBD to for achieving a  seamless recovery. Having CBD as an option for pain management is particularly appealing due to its overall lack of intoxicating effects (normally associated with its psychoactive botanical sister, THC) and a significantly lower possibility of side effects compared to conventional medications —- many of which could make recovery even more uncomfortable.

According to a study found in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, it’s suggested that CBD has the ability to reduce pain and inflammation in the body. To better break down the science of things, CBD prevents the body from absorbing a pain-regulating compound called anandamide. When an excess amount of anandamide exists in the bloodstream, pain reduction can occur. As mentioned, consuming CBD may also be able to significantly decrease inflammation in the body, including the brain and nervous system, thus, speeding up the healing phase with ease for a smooth and quick recovery — this is an especially huge benefit for those who suffer from certain health conditions or comorbidities that affect the time it takes for a person to fully recover.

It seems that CBD is one of the most effective natural alternatives to traditional options. However, as we await FDA regulation on non-prescription, hemp-derived CBD products, it’s important to take the time and care to do a little research before trying CBD before any cosmetic procedure. Also, essential is an open conversation with your doctor about how cannabis’ CBD can work for you and your body’s pain management to give you the best chance at enjoying all the cannabinoid has to offer.

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