Can Marijuana Help Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome?

The greatest factor for the legalization of cannabis has to do with its contribution to the medical community. The different marijuana strains offer a variety of effects and seedbanks now provide guide articles about medical marijuanas online for users and growers to find strains that cater to their needs. Having knowledge of the medical benefits of cannabis may help ease some symptoms that go with illnesses such as Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome.

What is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)?

 

Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome is when an individual experiences vomiting episodes that last for long hours and may even reach days. It was initially believed to be an illness found in children and only recently has it been found to occur in all ages. Mostly diagnosed are children around the age of 3 to 7 years old however, the rate among diagnosed adults is rapidly increasing. Every episode happens the same way–it starts at the same time of the day, it lasts on a definite time span, and the intensity of these symptoms remain on the same level. It can be so intense that it prevents patients from rising out of bed and doing any physical activities. 

 

Medical researchers believe that there are more individuals who have it but are misdiagnosed due to the difficulty in ruling out other disorders that show similarities with the symptoms of CVS. A change in lifestyle is important inorder to remove triggers that may cause vomiting episodes. Migraine therapies, and medications with anti-nausea properties may help relieve the symptoms. Currently, its cause is still unknown but fortunately, medications to relieve the side effects are rising on the market. One of these is the use of cannabis. There are articles about medical marijuana online that may help with learning which strain is the most suitable for you.

Marijuana and Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)

 

Marijuana is composed of antiemetic properties that help ease nausea and migraines  experienced by individuals who have Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. However, doctors have observed that most patients diagnosed with CVS were known to smoke pot as well. Which brings us to the question, does marijuana alleviate CVS symptoms or will it cause other illnesses to arise?

 

One of the side effects of being a heavy marijuana user is the Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS). This illness is characterized by recurrent vomiting and can only be cured when marijuana is discontinued. CHS wasn’t a common negative effect but with the rise of marijuana distribution and countries legalizing it, it is no wonder that cases of users being diagnosed with this condition is rising. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is often linked to the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) as both have the same vomiting symptoms.

 

However, one study was done among 140 individuals who were diagnosed with CVS . They were all tested for cannabis use and the result showed that 21% were regular users and the rest of the 41% were new to using cannabis. Most users attested to the effect of cannabis in alleviating their CVS symptoms. The conclusion of this study was that among the regular users, only 1 CVS patient reached the Rome IV criteria for CHS. 

 

With all that has been said, marijuna offers both benefits and side effects to individuals diagnosed with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. However, it is important to note that using marijuana frequently, leads to negative effects that may harm the body. Look out for the descriptions on medical marijuanas online to help you look for the strain that would best fit your current needs. These will guide you on what components are in the cannabis and make you aware of the effects to the body.

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