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  • January 4, 2023

Asthma is one of the most common hypersensitivity diseases of the air passageways and affects millions of people around the globe.  Asthmatics certainly are well acquainted with the dilemma of chest tightness as a result of the lungs’ inflammation. It makes it difficult to breathe and causes wheezing and a constricted chest. The attacks of asthma can be risky if not controlled properly. Also, owing to its chronic nature, asthma causes a huge impact on day-to-day living. Under-treated asthma can lead to sleep disturbance, poor concentration, and fatigue during the day. Therefore, it potentially interferes with daily routines, livelihood, and overall quality of life. (https://breathe.ersjournals.com/content/15/2/e40)

While there are a number of treatment options to manage asthma, it still has many detrimental effects on health. Marijuana is known to possess a broncho dilatory effect and can be beneficial in treating asthma. (https://www.ima.org.il/FilesUploadPublic/IMAJ/0/423/211583.pdf)

However, if taken in smokable form, there may be long-term lung issues with its use. If you are considering using this for treatment of your asthma, please discuss this option with your pulmonary (lung) doctor.