Cannabis Plays an Important Role in Relieving Nausea

There are worse afflictions that can strike you than nausea. But when it comes, it can be incapacitating in the extreme. It often comes with the urge to vomit, and it comes with discomfort on the upper half of the body, particularly the abdomen and throat.

Nausea can spring from many different sources. Common causes include low blood sugar, migraines, dizziness, the flu, appendicitis, gastroenteritis, motion sickness, brain injury, food poisoning, morning sickness and more. It can be a side effect of chemotherapy or general anesthesia and can be brought on by anxiety, disgust and depression. And in the most extreme cases, nausea and vomiting may indicate cancer, central nervous disorders, kidney problems, liver conditions and more.

In a physiological sense, nausea is meant to induce vomiting and frequently happens when a neuron circuit in the brainstem detects some sort of toxic agent in the bloodstream. The vomiting is the body’s way of attempting to get the toxin out of the body. That doesn’t mean the body is always correct about a toxin – motion sickness, for example, doesn’t involve a toxic agent.

Typical Nausea Remedies – Not Enough Relief?

Nausea impacts most of the population at one time or another, and for the longest time nausea has been treated both with medicines (Pepto Bismol, Dramamine, Kaopectate and others) and with short-term lifestyle choices (drinking clear liquids, resting, avoiding solid food and temporarily discontinuing oral medicines which have the capabilities of irritating the stomach and making the vomiting worse).

Studies Show CBD Oil Works for Nausea

Recent studies have suggested that cannabis has an important role to play in dealing with nausea and vomiting. British, American, Canadian and Australian health organizations have studied the treatment of nausea and vomiting with cannabis oil and have issued generally positive findings.

A study compiled by the British Pharmacological Society gave evidence that cannabinoids can help to regulate nausea and vomiting in humans and animals. Evidence from the experiments suggested that CBD may be especially useful in treating the more difficult-to-control symptoms of nausea in chemotherapy patients, who find their symptoms are less well controlled by conventional treatments.

The determination is that CBD controls nausea by influencing the serotonin receptors as well as decreasing the release of serotonin so that the body will have less stimulation of the vomiting controls in the brain.

According to the McGill University Health Centre, which conducted a study on the safety profile of long-term medical cannabis use for chronic pain, herbal cannabis seems to reasonably safe and well-tolerated.

Cannabis Limits Or Prevents Vomiting

Further underscoring the usefulness of cannabis in combatting nausea and vomiting, the European Journal of Pharmacology said in 2014 “Cannabis has long been known to limit or prevent nausea and vomiting from a variety of causes.

Then at 2016, a report in Pharmacology said doses of CBD were “maximally effective.”

CBD Oil and Chemotherapy

If you – or a loved one – suffers from nausea, consult with your physician to see if cannabis may be an effective treatment. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy will find that CBD-rich tinctures or capsules may be the easiest way to prevent bouts of vomiting. Nearly 4 million people a year receive chemotherapy treatment to combat some form of cancer. Research has found that cannabis is one of the most effective treatments for the horrible side effects of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).

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