I was just reading a message from a patient with a seizure disorder who came out of the hospital with swallowing issues. I am not certain what it is from at this point, but as none of their current medications can be stopped, I can’t be certain if it is a side effect of a new medication or something neurological.

Recently I have seen three patients with swallowing difficulties being a secondary issue in their presentation during my initial consultation with them.One patient is a stroke patient, a second is a Myasthenia Gravis patient and the third is the ALS patient I just wrote about.

In all three situations the Dysphagia or swallowing issues were either just passing comments or casually mentioned. I think the patients and I just never considered that cannabis could help with swallowing.

To my surprise, and the surprise of these three patients, while under the treatment plan using the CBD, THC and THC-A for their primary issues their swallowing improved enough to the point where some/most of the time the patients began stopping their tube feedings.

So, we must consider any patient with a swallowing issue should at least try CBD with THC and THC-A.

Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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