Metabolic / Endocrine Disorders

Delta 9 Medical Consulting -  - Integrative Medicine Doctor

Delta 9 Medical Consulting

Integrative Medicine Doctor & Anesthesiologist located in Methuen, MA & Malden, MA

Metabolic / Endocrine Disorders
Medical marijuana has been successfully used by some as a medical method to treat the symptoms of metabolic or endocrine disorders. For those in Methuen and Malden, MA, Delta 9 Medical Consulting provides information about cannabis that may help your medical condition and it is your decision as an adult to become certified by the State of MA should you wish to use cannabis for your condition.

Metabolic / Endocrine Disorders Q & A

What is a metabolic disorder?

Metabolic disorders are the result of a deficiency in the enzyme, most commonly, the synthesis or breakdown of carbohydrates, fats or proteins. Because metabolic disorders cause different types of disturbances in the normal chemical makeup of the body, the symptoms can vary in intensity among individuals depending on the particular disorder. Symptoms of metabolic disorders include:

  • Difficulty with memory, thinking, talking, comprehension, writing or reading
  • Frequent infections
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Loss of vision or changes in vision
  • Muscle twitching, spasms or seizures
  • Muscle weakness
  • Chronic or persistent diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Muscle cramping
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Rapid breathing or shortness of breath

What is an endocrine disorder?

Endocrine glands release specific hormones into your bloodstream that travel through your blood to other cells. This process uses hormones to regulate the body and all of its functions. Endocrine disorders affect the glands of the body that regulate the system. The endocrine system is made up of the:

  • Pituitary gland
  • Thyroid gland
  • Parathyroid glands
  • Adrenal glands
  • Pancreas
  • Ovaries (in females)
  • Testicles (in males)

What medical cannabis treatments are for endocrine disorders?

Patients report that cannabis decreases the rate of obesity (body mass index), Diabetes Type II- Insulin resistance, lowers fasting insulin levels and provides better carbohydrate metabolism. Patients using cannabis also report lower levels of pain and an increase in exercising and the benefits of exercise.  For more information -

 

Delta 9 Medical Consulting cannot recommend cannabis as a prescription drug – this would be against state and federal law at the present time. The goal at Delta 9 Medical Consulting is to provide information about cannabis, or other therapies that may help your medical condition and allow patients to make an informed decision to become certified by the State of MA if they wish to use cannabis for treatment.

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