Can CBD Help With Fatigue and High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because it usually presents no symptoms. However, severe high blood pressure can cause fatigue, chest pain, headache and other indications. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to other diseases that cause fatigue. Scientists are studying the use of CBD for blood pressure. Research indicates CBD has cardiovascular benefits, but further study is needed. Patients should consult a doctor before using CBD for hypertension.
What Are Symptoms of High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure is called the “silent killer” because it usually doesn’t cause symptoms until it is severely high. Many people with high blood pressure don’t know they have it.
Extremely high blood pressure can produce symptoms including:
- Severe headache
- Vision problems
- Chest pain
Can High Blood Pressure Cause Fatigue?
While high blood pressure does not usually cause symptoms, fatigue can be associated with it. Untreated high blood pressure can lead to other conditions that cause fatigue. Kidney damage, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease and coronary artery disease all have fatigue as a symptom. Lack of sleep can exacerbate high blood pressure, and some medications used to treat high blood pressure can make patients sleepy.
What About Using CBD for Blood Pressure?
Some research suggests CBD has cardiovascular benefits. One study indicated a single dose of CBD oil lowered both resting and stress-induced high blood pressure in healthy volunteers. Another study conducted on rats and humans suggests that CBD widens blood vessels, improving blood flow. This research points to the possibility that CBD is a natural vasodilator. Both studies emphasized that more analysis needs to be done on CBD for hypertension.
CBD can interact with other medications for heart conditions. Therefore, patients should consult a physician before using CBD for blood pressure.