Nausea

Holistic Medicine, LLC

Holistic Medical Services located in Gambrills, MD

Chronic or severe nausea can create discomfort that interferes with your ability to work or complete your daily routine. At Holistic Medicine, LLC, in Gambrills, Maryland, we provide medical marijuana recommendations for qualifying patients with severe nausea. If you suffer from debilitating nausea and want relief from medical marijuana, call Holistic Medicine, LLC, or book an appointment online today.

Nausea Q & A

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What is severe nausea?

Nausea is an unpleasant sensation that makes your stomach feel sick and uneasy. This sensation often precedes vomiting, but not always. Nausea is a common symptom of many different medical conditions, such as pregnancy and the stomach flu, but it may also exist on its own.

Bouts of nausea may come on suddenly and unexpectedly, or they can happen in response to a particular trigger, such as chemotherapy treatments or an anxiety attack.

Regardless of the type or cause, chronic nausea can keep you from work and enjoying the things you love.

What causes nausea?

Sometimes, nausea may be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. In other cases, the medication prescribed to treat an illness causes nausea as a side effect.

Medical conditions that may cause severe nausea as a symptom include:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Anxiety disorders
  • PTSD
  • Hypoglycemia

The treatments for these medical conditions may cause nausea as a side effect:

  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Lupus

How effective is medical marijuana at treating nausea?

Cannabis has long been known to possess antiemetic properties, with several research studies dating back to the 1970’s supporting the plant’s eff at reducing nausea. In some cases, cannabis works even better than prescription antiemetic medications.

Studies also show that combining medical marijuana with prescription antiemetics may enhance the effects of both treatments. This suggests that you can use medical marijuana on its own or in combination with another antiemetic treatment depending on your particular circumstances.

What other symptoms typically occur with nausea?

Nausea often appears with a variety of other symptoms, many of which are approved for medical marijuana treatment. One of the benefits of medical marijuana is that you can use one medicine for multiple symptoms instead of taking several pills.

Some medical marijuana-approved symptoms that may occur with nausea include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Reduced appetite
  • Fatigue

How can I legally obtain medical marijuana to treat nausea?

First, you discuss your symptoms, concerns, and medical history during an initial consultation at Holistic Medicine, LLC. If we determine medical marijuana may be an appropriate treatment for your severe nausea, she writes you an official recommendation.

Then, you take your medical marijuana recommendation to a licensed cannabis dispensary in Maryland to purchase your medicine.

If severe or chronic nausea is interfering with your life, call Holistic Medicine, LLC, or schedule a consultation online today.