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Nausea

Have you been struggling
with nausea?
Are you looking for an alternative
treatment option?

Medical Cannabis for Nausea

You can experience nausea for many different reasons regardless of your age. The vast majority of people experience it at some point in their life. It is important to note that nausea isn’t an actual illness or disease, but a common symptom of some conditions that often occurs together with vomiting, diarrhea, lightheadedness, stomach pain, fever, and other symptoms. This symptom is characterized by an urge to vomit and stomach discomfort.

Are you struggling with morning sickness? Do you often have a sudden feeling of wanting to vomit? If you often feel nauseated, chances are slim it will go away on its own. Don’t ignore this symptom. Nausea can be a sign of a serious disease or condition like meningitis, concussions, appendicitis, or brain tumor. 

While there is a wide variety of antinausea drugs and over-the-counter medications for digestive problems, more and more people use medical cannabis to treat feelings of nausea. Keep reading to find out why this alternative treatment option is growing in popularity.

Possible Causes of Nausea

From a strong unpleasant odor to a virus and other medical conditions, a wide range of things can trigger nausea and vomiting. It affects all of us differently. While some people have this unpleasant sensation for just a couple of minutes, others may experience it for several days.

Children usually feel nauseated due to a milk allergy, viral infection, blocked intestines, overeating, and coughing. On the other hand, nausea in adults can be caused by food poisoning, alcohol, emotional stress, intense pain, and so on. Nausea also occurs frequently in the early stages of pregnancy. Besides, some medications can make you feel like you are going to vomit (medication-induced nausea).

Apart from this, nausea is sometimes associated with certain diseases and conditions, such as:

  • Migraines
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Ulcers
  • Stomach flu
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Salmonella
  • Bulimia
  • Gastroparesis
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer or tumor

How Medical Cannabis Can Help Manage Nausea

If you often suffer from stomach pain and feel like throwing up but can’t, medical cannabis can help you get rid of this queasy, awful feeling. Once compounds found in cannabis oil enter your bloodstream and find their way into your brain, they will start to react with cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids are proven to have a positive impact on these receptors. 

Aside from helping you to relax, they can prevent nausea by easing your feelings of wanting to throw up. Moreover, medical cannabis can take away other symptoms associated with nausea, such as lightheadedness and stomach pain.

What About Chemo-Induced Nausea?

Just like some medications, chemotherapy can cause nausea in cancer patients. Many patients with cancer find that cannabis helped them relieve nausea after their chemotherapy treatments. In addition, it can reduce side effects occurring from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.