Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome Symptoms

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, as the name indicates is the increased and severe vomiting due to excessive use of cannabis. The main symptom of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome is repeated bouts of vomiting. In between 2 episodes of excessive or severe vomiting, there is a phase when patient experience no symptoms. This is called as asymptomatic phase. Physicians and other health care providers categorized cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome in to three main stages. These stages are the phases i.e. prodromal phase, hyperemetic phase and the recovery phase. The symptoms are specified according to these main 3 phases.

1st of all prodromal phase, in this phase patient experience nausea and abdominal pain early morning almost every day. Sometimes patient feels like immediate vomiting. Due to these symptoms patient usually take care of his meal and change his eating pattern. Some of the patients start using marijuana, as they think marijuana will help them in getting rid of these symptoms specially nausea. Prodromal phase may last long from months to years.

The very next phase of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome is hyperemetic phase. The main symptoms of this phase include abdominal pain, repeated vomiting episodes, dehydration symptoms, continuous nausea, less food intake which leads to weight loss.

In this phase, vomiting does not stop and become worse. Vomiting is overwhelming and intense. People used to take a lot of hot showers during day as they think, taking bath will help them getting rid of nauseatic feeling. The physiology behind this is the hot water bath of hypothalamus part of brain. As hypothalamus is the part of brain which is responsible for controlling vomiting and thermoregulation. In this phase patient usually take medical care instead of home remedies.

Hyperemetic phase of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome may last long until patient stop taking marijuana completely. Once patient stop taking marijuana, the recovery phase starts right after that.
In recovery phase, the symptoms of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome start fading away. Patient feels good and no more nausea. The eating routine is back again. No more weight loss. Recovery phase may last from days to months. The time of recovery phase depends on the complete removal of marijuana from the life of patient.

All these symptoms of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome may come back if patient start taking cannabis or marijuana again. These drugs are not good for health. In most of the countries, marijuana and hashish are banned. As it's over use can lead to death. If vomiting does not stop, it may lead to the death of patient.

These symptoms may become severe if patient does not seek medical attention immediately. Different medications are prescribed to treat vomiting temporarily. As these medications are of no use untill or unless patient stop taking marijuana or cannabis completely.

These phases of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome have made it easy to understand the symptoms of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome. It has also helped to understand treatment plan accordingly to the phase of this syndrome. Sometimes its symptoms are mixed with the symptoms of many other diseases, so diagnosis is necessary.


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