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Medical Marijuana and Intractable Vomitting

What Is Intractable Vomitting?

Intractable vomiting is a condition that is best described as the repeated vomiting that is resistant to any medical treatment. Individuals can develop this condition for a number of reasons and treatment is focused on providing supportive care to keep the patient a comfortable as possible until the case can eventually be resolved. There are many risks associated with intractable vomiting, including dehydration and the possibility of causing a hiatal hernia. This is where the stomach slips through the diaphragm and into the upper chest cavity.

Medical Marijuana and Intractable Vomitting

Individuals who suffer from intractable vomiting have to deal with repeated bouts of vomiting alongside symptoms of loss of appetite, headaches, migraines, nausea while not in the process of vomiting and general overall discomfort throughout the body. The vomiting associated with this condition does not resolve and antiemetic drugs may not be able to suppress this condition. Patients may tend to feel weak or dizzy as a result of the constant strain placed on the body. Constant strain can result in complications such as sore throats and dental damage.

If you are a patient who is interested in using medical marijuana as a remedy for your nausea and pain associated with this condition, you are in for a treat. The anti-nausea effects of medical marijuana are well known both scientifically and among users who have experienced relief from nausea and vomiting. THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana, also improves appetite and slows signs of increased weight loss. Medical marijuana also alleviates the body of any pain associated with muscle straining during the duration of this condition.

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