Crohn’s Disease

Medical Marijuana Certifications for Residents of Pennsylvania via Phone Consultation

Crohn’s Disease

About Crohn’s Disease

Up to 1.5 million Americans have Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by gastrointestinal inflammation, diarrhea, and fatigue. At MediCalm-PA, LLC, with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, board-certified family practice and medical marijuana physician Kimberlee Park, DO, provides holistic treatment for Crohn’s disease. She combines medical marijuana, healthy lifestyle changes, and medication when needed to relieve symptoms and promote well-being. Call MediCalm-PA, LLC,  today to schedule your Medical Marijuana consultation and certification at 484-440-9494  or book your appointment online.

Crohn’s Disease Q&A

Could I have Crohn’s disease if I regularly experience stomach issues?

It’s possible. Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that irritates the lining of your digestive tract. This irritation usually worsens over time. It triggers various symptoms, including diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps. 

What are the symptoms of Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Fever and fatigue
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Abscesses or infections of the anal canal

Although Crohn’s disease primarily affects the digestive system, it can trigger issues in other parts of the body, including kidney stones, rashes, and joint pain.

When should I consider medical marijuana for Crohn’s disease?

Make an appointment at MediCalm-PA, LLC, if you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and experience gastrointestinal symptoms like abdominal pain, nausea, and chronic diarrhea. Prompt treatment reduces the risk of complications and helps your digestive system heal. 

Medical marijuana provides several benefits for people with Crohn’s. It alleviates nausea, so you’re able to eat. Medical marijuana also boosts your appetite and makes it easier to sleep, so you feel nourished and rested each day.

How is Crohn’s disease treated?

At MediCalm-PA, LLC, Dr. Park treats Crohn’s disease using a holistic and integrative approach. She could suggest:

  • Medical marijuana certification
  • Corticosteroids to reduce inflammation
  • Immunomodulators to calm your body’s immune response
  • Biologics
  • Antidiarrheal medication
  • Improved nutrition
  • Relaxation techniques, like meditation and deep breathing

As a medical marijuana physician, Dr. Park primarily focuses on relieving Crohn’s symptoms with plant-based therapies, like cannabis-infused edibles. However, she can also coordinate your care with specialists, like a gastroenterologist (stomach doctor). 

Dr. Park monitors your symptoms at routine checkups and adjusts your care plan when needed. 

How is medical marijuana administered?

Medical marijuana can be administered in several ways. You can:

  • Vape or smoke it
  • Ingest it via drinks, edibles, or tinctures
  • Apply it topically with salves or balms
  • Use a suppository
  • Transdermal Patches

At first, it might take some trial and error to determine the best approach for your Crohn’s symptoms. Support staff at your medical marijuana dispensary can make personalized recommendations that align with your symptoms and needs. 

Call MediCalm-PA, LLC, today to schedule a Medical Marijuana consultation and certification at 484-440-9494 or book your appointment online. ALL APPOINTMENTS ARE BY TELEPHONE.