Severe Nausea

Technically speaking, nausea is the uneasy sensation your stomach feels before you vomit. The sensation can be short-lived or prolonged depending on the cause. However, there’s not one single cause of nausea, and it is a symptom of many different conditions such as motion sickness, seasickness, medications, intense pain, emotional stress, overeating, a heart attack, a reaction to certain odors, a concussion or a brain injury, ulcers, some forms of cancer, bulimia or other psychological illnesses, gastroparesis, or the consumption of an excessive amount of alcohol. Age is another factor that contributes to the cause of nausea and vomiting.

Preventing Nausea

Feeling nauseous is never ideal. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to prevent nausea from developing. Eating slowly is one good way to keep it at bay. It’s also a good idea to eat smaller meals throughout the day instead of eating three larger meals. Of course, avoid foods that are difficult to digest and consume foods that are either cold or room temperature if warm foods make you nauseous. If you feel nauseous after eating, try to lay down and keep your head about 12 inches above your feet. Drinking liquids between meals instead of during meals is also helpful.

Unfortunately, there are some situations that avoiding nausea is near impossible because of outside factors. Especially if you are going through chemotherapy, you may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of nausea you feel when your treatment begins. Try turning to medical marijuana for much-needed relief.

How Medical Cannabis Can Help Nausea and Vomiting

Medical cannabis is especially helpful for treating nausea related to chemotherapy. Cannabinoids in medical marijuana are successful in treating nausea stemming from chemotherapy. Compounds like nabilone and dronabinol in medical cannabis block the binding of serotonin and dopamine, which are associated with chemotherapy-induced vomiting. Medical cannabis can be used for all types of nausea as well, usually thanks to THC and CBD.

Herbology Dispensary Can Help

If you suffer from severe nausea either occasionally or on a daily basis, it may feel like there’s no escape. If traditional methods aren’t working, try turning to medical marijuana. Our professional Patient Counselors at Herbology Dispensary can help guide you on your health journey.