Marijuana, a Treatment for Nausea and Loss of Appetite

What causes Nausea and loss of appetite?

Nausea and loss of appetite are common symptoms for many individuals. The nausea can be stemming from several different ailments. Symptoms include unintentional weight loss, malnutrition, sleeping problems, fatigue, dehydration, and many more. Some people have a malfunctioning digestive system that can contribute greatly to these symptoms. Stress  can also be a cause of nausea and loss of appetite. If nausea and loss of appetite have been going on for a long period of time, it could lead to other symptoms if not treated on time. Nausea can be a debilitating thing and chronic nausea will definitely impact the quality of your life.

When seeking medical treatment, you may be prescribed prescription drugs that available are given on both a short and long term basis. Some patients will respond well to these medications and will find these helpful but for others these drugs may do very little to help an individual’s nausea and appetite. Prescription medicines can also have serious side effects. Sometimes these prescription drugs may create addiction and dependency.

Is marijuana a reliable cure for nausea and loss of appetite?

In a 1970s, a study by medical professionals found that cannabis was an effective remedy and cure for nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite. Marijuana has been found to be an efficient anti-nausea treatment for cancer patient. Cannabis was effective by reducing the symptoms of nausea and vomiting when taken during chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery treatment. Cancer patients may be recommended to smoke or ingest cannabis immediately after treatment in order to curb the severe pain and nausea it can cause. In the treatment for AIDS, marijuana has proved to be efficient in treating the nausea, vomiting, pain, and loss of appetite that the disease can cause. Treatment for AIDS is so intense and also comes with several side effects that cannabis can help mitigate.

Why does marijuana cause people to have the munchies?

THC is the most powerful of the Cannabinoids that are found in marijuana. Research studies have proven that cannabis is effective in increasing appetite for those that suffer from anorexia. Marijuana works at stimulating appetite once ingested due to a release of a hormone in the hypothalmus called ghrelin which stimulates hunger. CBD is another powerful Cannabinoid that works as anti-nausea treatment. CBD can be taken by children and others who don’t seek to get high from the cannabis. There are certain strains of marijuana that work better for nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Indica-dominant cannabis strains tend to be good for anti-nausea. They work at increasing appetite as well as making the body relax.

Can cannabis be a safe alternative to prescription drugs for nausea?

Marijuana is a safe alternative to prescription medications especially for those with physical disorders that can make individuals extremely sick. It will be hard to keep your pills down if you are super nauseous. If nausea and vomiting is severe and uncontrolled, it could lead to more serious physical problems and even death. There are many people who need feeding tubes in order to support life. Marijuana is a great choice for these individuals with chronic conditions.

The efficiency of marijuana to reduce various nausea, vomiting, and anorexia is remarkable. This is why cannabis is becoming increasingly popular for those patients with cancer and AIDS. Weed is useful by it works by relieving the symptoms associated with these ailments. Marijuana has proven effective in curing nausea and loss of appetite in many different situations.

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