Urinary incontinence is the loss of control over the bladder, usually due to weak muscles, inflammation, or nerve damage. It that is most associated with MS or Parkinson’s disease.
This research aimed to find out whether the use of cannabis extracts would improve symptoms of MS, such as urinary incontinence, pain and spasticity. It was found that the use of cannabis appeared to improve symptoms that had otherwise been unresponsive to other treatments. It was also concluded that whilst the medically undesirable psychedelics symptoms were shown, they were well tolerated. Published in the US National Library of Medicine.
This study set out to validate the anecdotal reports that marijuana can help alleviate the symptoms of urinary tract problems caused by MS. It was found that the use of marijuana caused the number of incontinent episodes to decrease as well as decrease the amount voided. It was also reported that patients experienced less pain, spasticity and improved sleep. Published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal.