Wellford Medical Clinics


What is Anorexia?

Anorexia, also known as Anorexia Nervosa, is a serious eating disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s important to understand that anorexia is not just about food or weight – it’s a complex mental health condition that can have severe physical and emotional consequences.

Symptoms of Anorexia

The most common symptoms of anorexia include:

  • extremely restricted eating,
  • intense fear of gaining weight,
  • distorted body image,
  • excessive exercise,
  • significant weight loss.
  • People with anorexia may also experience physical symptoms such as
  • fatigue,
  • dizziness,
  • hair loss,
  • irregular menstrual cycles.

It’s important to note that symptoms may vary from person to person, and not all individuals with anorexia will display all these symptoms.

Treatment for Anorexia

Traditional treatments such as psychological therapy, nutritional counselling, and medication remain effective in treating anorexia.

Medical Cannabis & Anorexia

Medical cannabis is receiving growing attention as a potential treatment option for Anorexia Nervosa. Studies have suggested that cannabinoids can play a crucial role in appetite stimulation, which could be particularly beneficial for individuals suffering from anorexia nervosa[1][2]. A study by the Mental Health Center Ballerup, at the Copenhagen University Institute for Clinical Medicine, highlighted the potential of cannabinoids in anorexia nervosa treatment[3].

Several patient reports also suggest that medical cannabis can help manage symptoms of anorexia, including appetite loss and anxiety related to food intake[4]. It’s also been noted that medical marijuana could help patients regain their appetite and improve their overall health[5]. While more research is needed to fully understand how medical cannabis can be used effectively in treating anorexia, these findings provide promising insights into the potential benefits this treatment could offer.


  1. PubMed
  2. Eating Disorder Hope
  3. Veriheal
  4. Eating Disorder Care
  5. Quick Med Cards

Am I eligible?

Check to see if you are eligible for medical cannabis care from Wellford Clinics.

Need some help?

Call us on 0203 376 6661

How it works

Just follow these simple steps

Book an appointment

Fill out our simple form to check your eligibility for care and book your initial consultation.

Speak to your specialist

Your consultant will speak to you about your journey and start to make plans for possible treatment.

Get your prescription

If medical cannabis is the right treatment for you, we will send your prescription to a pharmacy for you and your medication will be delivered to your home.

Making Medical Cannabis Accessible

Expert care, friendly and reassuring service


Initial Appointment


Week 6 Follow up Appointment


Week 12 Follow up Appointment

Repeat prescriptions: £20