Cannabis abuse is known to cause cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a condition characterized by recurrent vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. However, cases of cannabinoid-induced gastroparesis have also been reported. Gastroparesis is a chronic condition with no cure, and doctors try to manage its symptoms using various treatments. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most promising options for patients with this condition.
CBD can compensate for any cannabinoid deficiency caused by gastroparesis and help to reduce nausea, vomiting, dehydration, and abdominal pain. CBD is available in multiple forms, including tinctures that can be placed under the tongue and absorbed into the bloodstream, and vaping products that allow patients to inhale beneficial medications. Edible CBD products may be ineffective for gastroparesis patients due to their difficulty in ingesting food. Research has demonstrated very mild side effects associated with CBD, making it a safe option for treating gastroparesis.
Patients should consult with a marijuana doctor to discuss CBD medications and receive a recommendation for their state's medical marijuana program. CBD can be used to effectively treat multiple symptoms related to gastrointestinal problems, such as gastroparesis. However, not all CBD products may be suitable for patients with this condition.