Marijuana For Severe Nausea
Severe nausea is a symptom of numerous debilitating conditions that can make it difficult to eat, drink, or even stand up. The condition is often caused by cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, but it can also be the result of many other serious medical conditions. Anyone who has ever suffered from nausea knows that it is not a pleasant experience. Fortunately, there are effective treatments available. Regardless of the cause of nausea, it can be treated effectively with marijuana most of the time. Those suffering from severe nausea can often feel desperate for relief. While traditional treatments like antiemetics and antacids are effective, many people are turning to marijuana as an alternative option. But why does it work? Let’s explore the science behind marijuana’s effect on severe nausea. While the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes is still controversial in some circles, it can be an effective treatment for nausea. Let’s take a closer look at how marijuana helps nausea and some of the other benefits it can offer.
Causes Of Nausea
Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Infections or viruses like the Flu
Motion sickness and seasickness
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
- Liver failure or liver cancer
Most of these conditions are considered debilitating and would qualify for a medical marijuana card in Michigan and many other states.
Those suffering from severe nausea can often feel desperate for relief. While traditional treatments like antiemetics and antacids are effective, many people are turning to marijuana as an alternative option. But why does it work? Let’s explore the science behind marijuana’s effect on severe nausea.
How Marijuana Works For Nausea
Marijuana has a long history of being prescribed as a medical treatment, especially for conditions associated with chronic pain and inflammation. It works by interacting with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for regulating functions such as mood, sleep, and appetite. All of which can be affected by severe nausea.
When you consume marijuana, it stimulates the ECS, releasing cannabinoids that bind to receptors throughout the body. This helps reduce inflammation in the stomach, alleviating nausea and vomiting symptoms. Research also suggests that marijuana can help reduce symptoms of chemotherapy-induced nausea which is caused by damage to the digestive tract due to chemotherapy drugs.
The Pros And Cons Of Using Marijuana For Nausea
Marijuana has been shown to be an effective treatment for nausea and vomiting
This is due to the fact that it contains cannabinoids, which are chemicals that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS helps to regulate some of the body’s most important functions, including appetite, mood, pain and perception. It really helps those undergoing chemotherapy or people suffering from chronic stomac issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Marijuana can increase appetite
Marijuana can help to increase appetite. This is important because one of the main side effects of severe nausea is weight loss. This is especially beneficial for those who are undergoing chemotherapy, HIV, or other treatments that cause nausea and weight loss.
Marijuana can eliminate or reduce the number of times a person vomits
This is important because vomiting can lead to dehydration, which can worsen the symptoms of severe nausea. Marijuana helps relax the muscles in the stomach and intestines, which can help reduce pain and discomfort
Risks associated with using marijuana for treating severe nausea
Smoking or vaping cannabis can cause irritation to the throat and lungs particularly if you’re already dealing with an underlying condition such as asthma or COPD. Inhaling carcinogens is never a good thing. Additionally, THC may worsen anxiety or cause paranoia in some users. It’s important to talk with your doctor before trying cannabis as a treatment option for your condition.
Using marijuana for nausea while pregnant
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, women shouldnt consume marijuana in any amount and under any circumstances while pregnant or nursing. There isn’t enough research on the use of medical marijuana while pregnant so women shouldn’t use medical marijuana as a safety precaution. For now, until further research dictates otherwise, the best practice would be to abstain from consuming marijuana while preganant or breast feeding.
There are both pros and cons when it comes to using marijuana for treating severe nausea. On the plus side, research has shown that marijuana can be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting in those undergoing chemotherapy treatments or who suffer from chronic stomach issues like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Additionally, compared to pharmaceutical medications used to treat these conditions, marijuana is much less likely to cause serious side effects like organ damage or addiction.
On the other hand, there are some potential risks associated with using marijuana for treating severe nausea. For example, smoking or vaping cannabis can cause irritation to the throat and lungs—particularly if you’re already dealing with an underlying condition such as asthma or COPD. Additionally, THC may worsen anxiety or cause paranoia in some users—so it’s important to talk with your doctor before trying cannabis as a treatment option for your condition. Conclusion: In conclusion, while there are potential risks associated with using marijuana for treating severe nausea, research suggests that it can be effective in reducing symptoms associated with this condition when used correctly. If you suffer from severe nausea or vomiting due to chemotherapy treatments or chronic digestive issues, talk with your doctor about whether cannabis is right for you. You may find that this natural remedy offers relief without causing any serious side effects—giving you back some control over your health while still staying safe!
How to Use Marijuana for Severe Nausea
There are a few different ways that marijuana can be used to treat severe nausea. The most common way is to smoke marijuana. This can be done pipes, bongs, or joints. Other ways way to use marijuana are tinctures, edibles, topicles or vaporization. They are becoming increasingly popular because it eliminates the harmful effects of smoke while still delivering the active ingredients in marijuana. Finally, marijuana can be eaten as edibles or applied topically as a lotion or ointment.
Medical card for nausea
If you are suffering from severe nausea, talk to your doctor about whether medical marijuana might be right for you. If you qualifying condition has nausea as a symptom you can qualify for a marijuan card in Michigan. If your doctor doesn’t have much experience with cannabis as medicine then reach out to a qualified marijuana doctor. Ask the doctor about how THC and CBD interact with nausea for a full understanding. Marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for severe nausea that can help you regain your appetite, reduce vomiting, and ease stomach pain. There are a number of different ways to take marijuana and a qualified doctor can review what is the best method for you.
There are potential risks associated with using marijuana for treating severe nausea. Research suggests that it can be effective in reducing symptoms associated with the condition when used correctly. If you suffer from severe nausea or vomiting due to chemotherapy treatments or chronic digestive issues, talk with a marijuana doctor about whether cannabis is right for you. If you are pregnant you should abstain from consuming cannabis altogether.
Many people find that this natural plant remedy offers relief without causing any serious side effects not to mention they feel much better. Take control over your health and explore your options further.
Article Reviewed by
Richard Koffler, MD
NPI Number 1467557264
- Dr. Koffler is a Physiatrist, specializing in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
- Graduated from the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in 1993 Dr. Koffler completed a one-year internship in internal medicine at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.
- Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute at NYU Medical Center in New York City. Board certified in 1998.
- Trained in acupuncture at Helms Medical Institute at UCLA His medical practice incorporates proven conventional western medicine integrating eastern alternative practices.
- Medical Director of several medical clinics in NYC, Stamford CT, and Miami Beach, FL.