Cannabis has existed on the face of this planet for millions of years. Human beings have trained this plant for personal use for over a thousand years now. Since cannabis has a long list of applications, different people use it for different purposes. Some may use it to attain relief from chronic or spinal pains. Individuals may use it to treat complex diseases like cancer, AIDS, ADD, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s Disease and many more. The rest use it to kill stress and enjoy some quality time with the herb.
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a rather new development in the cannabis realm. Doctors and scientists have only recently discovered this syndrome in patients and common people who have been using marijuana for a long time.
What is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?
Millions of people consume cannabis strains daily. Whether it is through smoking or through infused diets, marijuana is a major part of many peoples’ diets. In the year 2004, a research showed that individuals, who have been consuming marijuana for a long time, say three years or more succumb to Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome. The symptoms of this disease include excessive cyclic vomiting with bouts of pain in the stomach and abdomen, feeling of anxiety and compulsive bathing.
These symptoms are predominant among the younger generation of consumers and the disorder intensifies with age. In the year 2004, a group of Australian researchers conducted a study on 10 patients suffering from CHS. Each of the patients was on cannabis treatment. After a while, 7 out of the 10 patients stopped consuming cannabis. The results were very conclusive. 6 out the 7 patients had stopped vomiting and felt a lot better. The other 3 still suffered from the symptoms.
This came as a surprise to the world since cannabis has antiemetic and anti-nausea effects, and it is used to treat patients suffering from vomiting and nausea.
There are three basic phases of CHS-
- Prodromal Phase
- Hyperemetic phase
- Recovery phase
In the first phase the symptoms start gradually appearing and taking shape. Hyperemetic stage portrays the cyclic vomiting stage. The recovery phase is the part where the patient’s body stabilizes and the symptoms disappear.
Many doctors, scientists and cannabis enthusiasts have opposed this. They claimed that cannabis has been used by humans for thousands of years, so why is it just in 2004 that they suddenly stumble upon such an irregularity. The debates and discussions about Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome are still on and will continue until a suitable conclusion can be drawn.
CHS is an acute disorder that has been discovered only yesterday. The research into the aspects of CHS is not detailed. Most of it is conjecture and statistics. Until there is a suitable answer to every question regarding this disease, humanity is in soup.