Is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome Real?

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a condition occurs due to the excessive or abusive use of Cannabis or marijuana. This condition is not completely understood. Only chronic cannabis use can lead to Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. Due to abusive use of cannabis or marijuana, patient experience excess and intense vomiting and nausea. It is most similar to the symptoms of pregnancy I.e. hyperemesis gravidarum. In this condition, pregnant lady experience morning sickness due to increased level of hormones.

Cannabis or marijuana is the abusive drug which is banned in most of the countries. As cannabis intake was increasing the morbidity rate and the death rate was also increasing. Usually men use Cannabis more commonly as compare to women. Depression and bad company compels to start using cannabis regularly but later on people got scared from the symptoms of Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Marijuana is an abusive drug and it's long term use may lead to excessive vomiting, nausea and abdominal pain. All these symptoms are the associated with Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
It was 1st got under investigation in the year 2004. And in the current year, it's treatment was proposed. It was recorded that quitting cannabis or marijuana use totally can treat these symptoms permanently.

It is a real medical problem and curable. It's diagnosis make it real. Scientist properly designed a treatment protocol for the Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. The symptoms of cannabinoids hyperemesis syndrome may last for several hours and then may resolve on it's own when patient does not smoke cannabis or marijuana later for few days.

  • It is a serious case, as long term vomiting leads to the excessive water loss from body. So body get dehydrated and leads to serious conditions like kidney failure. So the treatment is necessary. Usually people take hot water bath more than one time a day because it relief symptoms by relaxing the hypothalamus located in brain. 
  • Hypothalamus is the control center of vomiting. As hypothalamus get relaxed by taking hot water bath, the vomiting and nausea automatically relieved. When there is no more vomiting, there will be no more abdominal pain. 
  • Sometimes sudden quitting of Cannabis or marijuana may lead to severity of symptoms. But after some time, the symptoms got relief. 
  • When patient is admitted in to the hospital, intravenous fluids are administered to overcome the dehydration of patient. The intravenous fluids contain different nutrients which are necessary for the health of patient. 
  • Medications are also prescribed to relief symptoms. Like capsaicin topical cream is used to relax patient. It is applied on the periumbilical region and after some time patient experience relief in his symptoms. 
  • Other medications include anti emetics and pain killers. These all are the temporary treatment of Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome. The permanent treatment requires cessation of cannabis or marijuana. 
  • Apart from these treatment protocols, Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is still a mystery. No one revealed the exact pathology behind Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, that's why it is still a question " Is Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome real?" 

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