RadioMD: The Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show

CBD & Pediatric Epilepsy

October 23, 20159 min
There are over 60 known cannabinoids found in marijuana. Can they be beneficial in treating epilepsy?Epilepsy is a debilitating and sometimes fatal brain disorder that causes repetitive seizures. In some severe cases, you may experience several hundred seizures in a single day.The current treatments that are used can cause some painful and damaging side effects, such as nausea, decreased appetite, dizziness, weight loss, and the inability to sleep.Can medical marijuana help treat children with epilepsy?Dr. Sam Wang joins Dr. Leigh to discuss CPD and if it can help treat pediatric epilepsy.

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