Sepsis/Blood Poisoning

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Cannabis and CBD for Sepsis/Blood Poisoning

Blood poisoning is a general term used occasionally to define sepsis in the wrong way. A medical practitioner may sometimes say “blood poisoning” because they know this is a term that many people know about. Blood poisoning does not, however, characterize the disease correctly, and both words should not be applied to each other. Sepsis is not an illness on its own. Sepsis is the often-deadly reaction of the body to infection. Sepsis kills and disables millions, requiring early diagnosis and rapid treatment for survival. Septic and septic shock can be caused elsewhere as a result of infection including pneumonia, flu, or urinary tract infection. One-third of people in the world suffering from sepsis die. Most victims are left with life-changing consequences, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic pain, and tiredness, organ dysfunction, or amputation. 

What is Sepsis/Blood Poisoning

The poisoning of blood does not have anything to do with poison. It’s an early septic process. Sepsis is a life-threatening infection in your bloodstream. Blood intoxication can lead to sepsis without treatment. Sepsis can cause organ failure and death.

There are several ways in which bacteria can enter the bloodstream, including through wounds. Burns, wounds, and scrapes are included. Bacteria can also come from something as basic as an infection with the sinus. It can lead to blood poisoning in any of these circumstances.

This requires immediate treatment for blood poisoning and sepsis. This is to avoid sepsis, such as the lungs, kidneys, and heart, from infecting major organs.

Anyone can get blood poisoning and sepsis, but the risk is higher for:

  • Infants and young children (especially under 1 year of age).
  • Older people (65 years of age or older).
  • People who have a weakened immune system.
  • Individuals with chronic medical conditions. Diabetes, diabetes, and AIDS are included.
  • People who have just had surgery.

Symptoms of Sepsis/Blood Poisoning

The condition can have many different symptoms because it can occur in different parts of the body. Rapid breathing and agitation may be the first symptoms. Other common signs of alert include:

  • Elevated Heart Rate (Tachycardia)
  • Fever
  • Low body temperature (hypothermia)
  • A reduced carbon dioxide (PaCO2) level in the blood
  • Chills
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Shivering
  • Facial flushing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Low urine production
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sysfunction of one or more organs
  • Shock
  • Sleepiness
  • Clammy or sweaty skin

In most cases, it is reasonably easy to measure cardiac rates (count pulse per minute), temperature, or thermometer hypothermia. While it can be harder to prove a source of infection, it is fairly easy to conclude that someone who does have infection symptoms, such as severe cough, dysuria, fever, or a pus injury. White blood cell counts PaCO2 (carbon dioxide levels in your blood) and acidosis (low blood pH measurement) are usually determined in a laboratory. In most cases, in compliance with laboratory tests, a doctor makes the definitive diagnosis of sepsis. Researchers consider red lines or red streaks on the skin to be signs of sepsis. However, these streaks are due to local inflammatory changes in either local blood vessels or lymphatic vessels (lymphangitis). The red streaks or lines are alarming as they usually show a spreading infection that can lead to sepsis.

How Cannabis Can Help Relieve the Symptoms of Sepsis/Blood Poisoning

Your endocannabinoid system helps control your bodily processes and your immune system in particular. This shows a contribution to the development of new sepsis therapies. In reality, researchers have found that endocannabinoid manipulation can save the lives of patients. Cannabis is well known to help prevent and relieve inflammation.

A 2013 research by the Pharmacology Department at the School of Pharmacy in Shanghai, China, found that cannabis protects against sepsis when it stimulates cannabinoid receptors in your body. In a study published in the journal Mediators of Inflammation, the researchers used mice as test subjects. They found that activation of the CB2 receptor could increase the survival rate of sepsis patients because serum proinflammatory cytokines decreased. The study found that all combined data show CB2R provides protection and can only be an objective for therapeutic sepsis. Cannabinoids are extracted from marijuana plants and have a variety of treatments. Inflammation can be reversed and can be used as strong antioxidants.

Medical Cannabis Treatment for Sepsis/Blood Poisoning

When it comes to the consumption of cannabis and septicemia diagnosis, the second critical factor is the method of delivery after the plant itself. Gaining marijuana’s physical and mental benefits depends heavily on how you ingest it, and each delivery method has its own unique experience and results.

The following are some common methods for your marijuana and septicemia treatment.

  • Smoking: Smoking cannabis is being debated, but health care professionals all agree that smoke-free delivery methods are favored clinically and pose less threat.
  • Vaping: Vaporizers are the best choice for health-conscious users of marijuana. A vaporizer heats cannabis at a temperature that is sufficiently high to obtain CBD, THC and other cannabinoids, but no harmful toxins are released. Vaping removes most of the smoking-related health risks.
  • Tinctures: These liquid cannabis extracts are used by users for dose management and fast results.
  • Ingestable oils: these oils are a happy medium between concentrates and edibles. You swallow and digest them like an infused product, but they have the potency and consistency of concentrated cannabis oil.
  • Edibles: Edibles are cannabis-infused drinks and food.
  • Topical delivery methods: Topical weed delivery uses cannabis extract, which is a thick, decarboxylated oil to activate the cannabinoids, which then absorb into your skin.

Three general approaches have been issued by the CDC to reduce the risk of infection leading to sepsis. The CDC says;

  • When your doctor tells you to get vaccinated, including flu and pneumonia, against possible infections. Do it immediately.
  • Maintain any scrapes and cuts clean in order to avoid infection and to follow good practices like washing hands
  • Stay alert to potential sepsis signs – cough, colds, rapid cardiac rates, and fast respiration, rash, or confusion, and disorientation – and get medical attention immediately as soon as the disease occurs. 

Sepsis/blood poisoning is a health emergency requiring urgent medical attention. Talk to your doctor or medical support if you feel uncomfortable and have a combination of the above-mentioned symptoms.

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Data Last Updated 03/16/2020