Medical Marijuana Used For Treatment of Nausea
What is Severe Nausea and how can Cannabis Help?
Nausea is an unpleasant sensation in the abdomen to vomit. Vomiting is the powerful expulsion of stomach contents through the mouth. Nausea and vomiting often, but not always, occur together. Nausea and vomiting may be accompanied by salivation, paleness, sweating, tachycardia and diarrhea. Persistent symptoms of nausea and vomiting may lead to reduced intake of food and fluid and ultimately to dehydration, malnutrition, exhaustion, blood breakages due to tears in the esophagus or aspiration pneumonia.
The extreme form of nausea and vomiting is called Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) in pregnant women. Hyperemesis Gravidarum occurs in about 0.5% to 2% of pregnancies and women with this pregnancy sickness are barely able to get or retain anything from fluid or food and sometimes have to give up a sip of water. Such an extreme form of vomiting and nausea leads to dehydration, weight loss and other complications.
The causes of nausea and vomiting are diverse and usually harmless, the complaints usually pass quickly. Some of the possible causes of nausea include disorder of the gastrointestinal tract (such as gastroenteritis or food poisoning), endocrine changes (such as pregnancy), surgery, intoxication, metabolic changes (such as uremia) and more.
The treatment of nausea and vomiting is usually focused on the underlying cause. In most cases, medications that cause nausea and vomiting are discontinued or reduced as far as possible. The treatment of a candida infection of the oral cavity, a gastritis, a peptic ulcer or constipation can also be done at home. However, some nausea cases may require sophisticated medical attention.
Treating Severe Nausea with Marijuana
Recent research has shown that at low doses THC improves the effectiveness of other antiemetic drugs when administered together. There is evidence from clinical studies that cannabinoids are also effective in nausea and vomiting secondary to radiotherapy and those that occur postoperatively, cannabis helps severe nausea. Recent clinical studies have also shown favorable use of cannabinoids to reduce the nausea and vomiting of radiation therapy.
In traditional medicine, cannabinoids are very popular and have often been used for nausea caused by other diseases, such as AIDS, hepatitis and nausea of pregnancy. Several medical reports have also shown favorable results to the use of THC to reduce the adverse effects of chemotherapy, among which are mainly severe nausea and vomiting.
In most cases, nausea is usually accompanied by a lack of appetite, which leads to significant weight loss. and apart from the fact that some patients have been able to reduce or eliminate nausea with medicinal marijuana, some others are reported to have experienced increased appetite after using it.
Although it is true that more and more beneficial effects of controlled THC consumption are being demonstrated especially in a palliative way when dealing with diseases with high doses of pain, it is important to receive medical guidance over the use of marijuana as an alternative treatment for severe nausea.
The Best Marijuana Strains for Severe Nausea
Some of the best marijuana strains for severe nausea patients include:
How To Get Medical Marijuana for Severe Nausea
If you are a resident of a legal state and want medical marijuana to treat Severe Nausea, you will first need to consult with a certified doctor in order to get your med card. To get started, simply fill out the MMJ patient registration form, press submit and a physician or clinic representative will contact you as available.