An excerpt from the book, Cannabis is Medicine, by Dr. Bonni Goldstein.
Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD)
A doctor’s account of a young man with Crohn’s disease who benefited greatly from cannabis therapy.
CBD has shown promise in a number of gastrointestinal disorders, particularly autoimmune problems like Crohn’s. But a recent clinical trial of CBD may put a damper on hopes for treating ulcerative colitis.
Danish researchers have found that cannabis users with schizophrenia experienced significantly fewer gut-related issues than those of non-cannabis users.
Ohio researchers found Crohn’s Disease symptoms were 40-70% lower in patients using cannabis than non-users.
Three authors highlight that cannabis has shows better results than CBD alone for IBD.
Nausea is a feeling of sickness with an inclination to vomit. Nausea may be symptomatic of many conditions, including infection, food poisoning, motion sickness, overeating, blocked intestine, illness, concussion or brain injury, appendicitis, and migraines. They can also be a reaction to medications.
Endocrine disorders result from the dysfunction of the glands that produce hormones. Hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and adrenal insufficiency are among the more common endocrine disorders. Symptoms can include fatigue, stomach upset, dehydration, and skin changes.
Digestive and bowel disorders include colitis, Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and may cause pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or fatigue.
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