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STRESS AND BURNOUT AMONG MEDICAL RESIDENTS

CBD Oil as a Balm for Young Doctors 

Physicians and surgeons arguably have the most difficult jobs. Not only is their education rigorous, intense, and lengthy, they often work extended hours in highly charged environments. Add the emotional stress that comes from patient interactions, and you have the perfect recipe for physician burnout.

The problem is particularly challenging for young doctors who are still learning the details of the medical profession. While in residency, new physicians may work uninterrupted shifts of up to 16 hours, and young doctors are often obligated to perform procedures that veteran physicians prefer to avoid. The long hours and draining work can create such intense pressure that mental, physical, and emotional exhaustion becomes inevitable.

Time magazine published a revealing article about the stress junior doctors endure. The article details the numerous difficulties with depression these young physicians face. One shocking figure: while medical students have the same rate of depression as the general population (4%), this number jumps to a quarter of all medical residency interns beginning in PGY1 (first post-graduate year).

Of even greater concern is that fewer than 25% of depressed residents seek help for their stress and depression. Although this reluctance to address their problems is understandable when considering that residents often feel pressured to be perfect in so many ways: flawless on examinations, correct in all diagnoses, and error-free in treatment plans. Added to this pressure is the fact that residents have almost no free time to pursue counseling or therapy.

What Can Be Done for Medical Residents?

Short of a complete overhaul of the residency system, which does not appear to be on the horizon, medical residents will continue to experience significant stress and high rates of depression. Sadly, many of these residents will turn to abuse of medications or illicit drugs to cope with their problems. Some take even more drastic measures. But there are safer and more effective options.

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is one of these options. Now legal in all 50 states, CBD oil has proven to deliver beneficial effects for anxiety and sleep quality. Of course, these benefits are especially crucial to overworked medical and surgical residents. CBD oil can also help with mood enhancement, which can combat depressive symptoms.

Unlike benzodiazepines and other controlled substances, CBD alone will not cause impaired judgment. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive. This is why it is important for doctors to choose a CBD oil that is THC-free, like MARK3 Full-Spectrum CBD Oil. When on-call or treating patients, doctors cannot afford to be under the influence of any substance.

A support network is another crucial tool for residents to use in managing their stress. With extended work hours, it can be difficult to maintain such a network. Compounding the problem is the fact that many residents move away from their homes for their residencies. Still, it is worth the effort to try and maintain social interactions with friends and family, even if that contact is mostly limited to phone calls and text messages.

Finally, residents should make use of their hospital or residency counseling services. Professional help can make all the difference, and residency programs have mechanisms in place to help those in need.

CBD Oil Can Help With Muscle Tension and Pain 

Chronic back pain is common among the United States population. Nearly 80% of Americans will encounter back pain at some point in their life, and the New England Journal of Medicine reports that 30 million peoplein the US are suffering from back pain at any given time. According to an article in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 70% of dentists deal with back pain. 

When you think about the typical day of a dental clinician, this high occurrence of back pain is not surprising. While working in dental care is not as physically demanding as being a firefighter or lumberjack, dental professionals spend long periods of time standing or seated. Dentists must twist themselves into contorted positions multiple times a day to achieve good lines of sight or to reach areas for treatment. A dental clinician must sacrifice good ergonomics and posture for the sake of patient care. 

So what can be done? Many dental professionals turn to massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments. These efforts can certainly help, but they involve time away from the practice. Such absences can have a significant negative impact on a dentistâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s finances and reputation.

Other dentists end up undergoing back surgery, which results in even more downtime. Not to mention, back surgery is an extremely invasive procedure, and there is no guarantee that surgical intervention will solve the problem.

Issues Treatable with CBD

Lower back pain is the most common type of pain among both dentists and the general population. In fact, lower back pain is the second most frequent cause of doctorâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢s visits behind upper respiratory infections. Among dentists, lower back pain is often the result of sciatica and prolonged sitting when administering dental treatment.

Another type of back pain commonly encountered by dentists is cervicalgia or neck pain. Although caused by contorting their necks into unnatural positions during examinations and procedures, neck pain is usually not the result of problems in the spine among dentists. Instead, most neck pain comes from overuse and inflammation of the paraspinal muscles, the muscles located to either side of the cervical spine.

Effective, No-Risk Relief with CBD

When faced with a medical problem, physicians almost always begin with conservative measures. Back pain is no exception. There are few cases in which a doctor will immediately recommend surgery for back pain. Instead, they will begin with less risky treatments, like anti-inflammatory medications. These medications can be helpful, but they have limitations. You canâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢t simply take a handful of ibuprofen every few hours without damaging your liver. Stronger medications can also have side effects such as confusion, lethargy, and the potential to be habit-forming.

However, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has proven to be effective at treating chronic pain and reducing inflammation. MARK3 CBD oil is full spectrum (contains all of the cannabinoids in the hemp plant), including CBDA, CBD, CBN, CBC, CBG, and CBDA. These cannabinoids have strong anti-inflammatory properties that can alleviate the neck, back and hand pain dentist and medical professionals experience daily.

Daily use of MARK3 Full-Spectrum CBD Oil can help you be pain-free and fully mobile again, allowing you to better focus on your patients and your livelihood.


5 TIPS FOR STORING YOUR CBD OIL

MARK3 Full-Spectrum CBD Oil is a premium, pure product. When stored properly, you can expect high-quality CBD oil to retain its potency for up to two years. MARK3 CBD Oil is 100% organic, which means you do not have to worry about ingesting pesticides or other harmful chemicals. However, this also means there are no preservatives present to extend the shelf life artificially.

MARK3 CBD oil has a shelf life of two years. 

Here are five tips to maximize the shelf life of your CBD oil.

1. Darkness is Good for CBD

Light can break down many chemical compounds including cannabinoids. Furthermore, light can alter the taste of edible products. This is one reason why most beer bottles are amber. Likewise, youâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢ll notice that your MARK3 Full-Spectrum CBD Oil bottles are also amber colored in order to shield light from the contents.

You can help extend the life of your CBD oil by keeping the bottles in a dark environment. You should avoid storing the bottles near sunlight, such as on a windowsill. A closed pantry or cupboard is an ideal location for both temperature regulation and minimizing exposure to light.

2. Heat is Bad for CBD

Like light, heat can also break down molecules. Avoid letting your CBD oil get hot by storing it in a climate-controlled area. You need to ensure that your bottles are not near a stove, oven, or any other appliance that generates heat.

If you carry your CBD oil in your vehicle, donâ€Ã¢â€žÂ¢t leave it inside. We all know how hot the interior of cars can become, especially during the summer. MARK3 is currently developing a leak-proof container for your CBD tincture, so you can take your CBD oil everywhere you go.

3. Avoid Freezing CBD

The cold will not degrade your CBD oil like light or heat. In fact, some people freeze their CBD oil for long-term storage, but this is a bad idea for one simple reason: thawing. If you freeze your CBD oil, you may have trouble with thawing. Once frozen, it can be difficult to restore CBD oil to a uniform consistency. You may be left with a slushy mess instead of a smooth, easy-to-consume oil.

4. Avoid Refrigerating CBD

Your fridge may seem like a perfect place to keep your CBD Oil. After all, it is usually dark and certainly not too warm. However, storing CBD oil in a near-freezing environment can cause it to thicken, making it difficult to dispense from the dropper. Additionally, low temperatures may change the taste of your oil or make it cloudy.

5. Limit CBD Exposure to Air

Just as with light and heat, exposure to air can degrade CBD oil quality. To avoid this problem, simply keep your MARK3 CBD Oil in its original bottle and be sure to tighten the cap snugly when not in use. If you must transfer your oil to a new container, make certain the container is airtight, securely sealed, and protected from light.