Hyperemesis Syndrome

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Rare And Mysterious Vomiting Illness Linked To Heavy Marijuana Use Hyperemesis Syndrome, Long-term

But she didn't have cancer. She had an obscure syndrome called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a condition only recently acknowledged by the medical community. It affects a small population — namely, a subset of marijuana users who smoke multiple times a day for months, years or even decades.

 

There's no hard data on the prevalence of the illness. But in California and Colorado, which have loosened marijuana laws in recent years, some emergency physicians say they're seeing it more often. One study in Colorado suggests there may be a link.

Little-known illness tied to smoking weed on the rise Hyperemesis Syndrome, Colorado

The answer was cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS. It’s caused by heavy, long-term use of various forms of marijuana. For unclear reasons, the nausea and vomiting are relieved by hot showers or baths.
“They’ll often present to the emergency department three, four, five different times before we can sort this out,” said Dr. Kennon Heard, an emergency room physician in Aurora, Colorado.

Mysterious illness tied to marijuana use on the rise in states with legal weed Hyperemesis Syndrome, CHS

CHS has only been recognized for about the past decade, and nobody knows exactly how many people suffer from it. But as more states move towards the legalization of marijuana, emergency room physicians like Dr. Heard are eager to make sure both doctors and patients have CHS on their radar.

Rare illness called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome affecting chronic marijuana users Hyperemesis Syndrome, chronic
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