Cannabis and THC effective in the treatment of idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Researchers at the Psychiatric Institute in New York presented the case of a woman diagnosed long idiopathic intracranial hypertension, which after smoking cannabis improves headaches, photosensitivity, transient blindness and expansion of blind spots, and tinnitus.

All these symptoms and signs, including papilledema (swelling of the optic nerve or just where it enters the eye), are associated with increased intracranial pressure, which means that the use of cannabis effectively decreased the pressure. Treatment with THC 10 mg, subsequently reduced to 5 mg twice daily was also effective.

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a neurological disorder characterized by increased pressure of the fluid surrounding the brain. It is also known as “pseudotumor cerebri” as occurs with some of the signs and symptoms of the presence of a brain tumor, with no. The space surrounding the brain is filled with a fluid consistency similar to water, the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

If too CSF ​​increases pressure on the brain. The reasons that cause this disease are unknown. It is mainly found in overweight women of childbearing age and only rarely in thin men.