Nausea can occur in so many different situations that it is often hard to pinpoint the exact cause. It is thought that the timing of nausea can indicate the cause. For example, if Nausea appears after a meal it could indicate food poisoning, an ulcer or gastritis.
According to WebMD, nausea and vomiting are not classed as diseases. However, they are referred to as symptoms of conditions such as;
- Early stages of pregnancy
- Medication-induced vomiting
- Motion sickness or seasickness
- Intense and chronic pain
- Emotional stress (such as fear)
- Food poisoning
- Gallbladder disease
- Infections (such as the “stomach flu”)
- Heart attack
- A reaction to certain smells or odors
- Concussion or brain injury
- Brain tumor
- Some forms of cancer
- Bulimia or other psychological illnesses
- Gastroparesis or slow stomach emptying (a condition that can be seen in people with diabetes)
- Ingestion of toxins or excessive amounts of alcohol
Cancer patients often experience Nausea during chemotherapy treatments. The level of nausea depends on the type of chemotherapy drugs they receive, for example, if you receive cancer treatments such as radiation or some other intense treatment. It also depends on whether you’ve experienced nausea or vomiting in the past.
Medical Cannabis is a form of treatment that dates back over thousands of years. In the 1970’s, positive evidence of cannabis’ cancer applications led researchers to investigate its effect on chemotherapy-induced nausea through synthetic THC pills.
Furthermore, evidence of CBD’s ability to reduce nausea has also caught the headlines due to numerous publications providing strong support for the for the combined action of cannabinoids found in medical cannabis.
Over the last few decades, cannabinoids have been proved to be an effective treatment in combating vomiting in animals in response to a toxic challenge, for example, chemotherapy in humans.
Other researchers at Temple University School of Medicine found that various cannabinoid receptors play a role in the regulation of food intake, gastric secretion and gastroprotection, nausea and vomiting, intestinal inflammation, and cell proliferation in the gut.