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Medical Marijuana and Acute Gastritis

What Is Acute Gastritis?

Acute gastritis is a condition that exhibits a broad spectrum of symptoms, such as chronic pain, and induces changes in the gases of the stomach. When the inflammation involves the entire stomach, the pain is more severe and is referred to as pangastritis. Normally, physicians will categorize acute gastritis into two categories: erosive and nonerosive. The diagnosis is usually reached after performing an endoscopy and depends on whether the erosion is superficial or deep hemorrhagic egression. At the onset, acute gastritis can present itself through various symptoms, the most common being epigastric pain and discomfort. Other symptoms might include vomiting, bloating, nausea, and belching.

Medical Marijuana and Acute Gastritis

Debilitating diseases and conditions, many times, greatly decrease the quality of life for those suffering from the pain caused by the illnesses. Chronic and acute pain afflict many people. However, there are medical options to controlling pain both traditionally and alternatively. Cannabis, or medical marijuana, is becoming more mainstream and more often prescribed as a pain reliever by doctors who practice in a growing list of states approved by the federal government to prescribe the alternative pain therapy. Acute gastritis, as well as other serious illnesses, are front and center for producing acute pain that can be controlled with medical marijuana.

Medical Marijuana and Gastritis

Medicinal marijuana has been proven to treat gastritis and control the pain associated with acute gastritis. Medical marijuana also has shown benefits to the patient by improving the appetite and easing muscle aches and stress associated with the condition. Other gastrointestinal problems can also benefit from medical marijuana prescription therapy, in addition to relieving the pain from acute gastritis instantly. There are no known risks of addiction to medical marijuana, as there are associated with traditional prescribed pain medications. Many inflammatory drugs on the market prescribed to treat acute gastritis pose problems after long-term use, while medical cannabis does not carry the same risks.

Evidence and Research

The National Institutes of Health, in 1997, conducted a research study and subsequent meetings concerning the use of medical marijuana for many pain issues, such as acute gastritis. According to medical professionals, the research justified that certain conditions that produce acute pain, neurological disorders, loss of appetite, or nausea can be successfully treated with prescribed cannabis. Research into the benefits of medical marijuana continue around the world, with more than 6,500 journal reports published to date that support the value of medical marijuana for the patient who suffers acute pain.

There are several ways to consume medical marijuana when prescribed by a physician. Immediate pain relief is experienced through inhalation or vaporizing cannabis. Edible marijuana is also an option, as is cannabis tinctures and topical solutions that contain cannabis. Each have positive effects of pain relief and are usually prescribed according to the severity of the pain experienced by the patient and the type of disease being treated.

Treating acute pain with medical marijuana can improve the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses. Thousands of patients suffering from diabetes, spinal cord injuries or cancer are beginning to find help through continued research and legal medical avenues. Before you consider medicating with cannabis, contact a qualified physician who recommends medical marijuana for your condition. A qualified, licensed physician is aware of state medical marijuana laws, works within state compliance, and can assist you in obtaining a marijuana card, if applicable.

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