Gastrointestinal Disorders

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Cannabis and Gastrointestinal Disorders Last Updated on 2017-07-18 18:03:39 Gastrointestinal (or GI) problems can include difficulty taking in food/nourishment (appetite or nausea and vomiting problems), inadequate absorption of nutrients, elimination problems (constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel) and/or cancer developing anywhere along the GI tract from mouth to esophagus to stomach to the small and large intestines, ending at the anus. Anecdotal experiences are numerous among patients suffering from Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome in their use of medicinal cannabis. The anti-inflammatory and relaxant effects of cannabis may be responsible for some of their relief. Nausea and vomiting can occur as a result of a variety of conditions such as acute viral illness (the flu), cancer, cancer chemotherapy or side effects from other medications, radiation treatment, post-operative recovery, pregnancy, motion sickness and... More »
Gastrointestinal Disorders Last Updated on 2017-07-18 17:59:57 Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, including functional bowel diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease (CD) and colitis, afflict more than one in five Americans, particularly women. While some GI disorders may be controlled by diet and pharmaceutical medications, others are poorly moderated by conventional treatments. Symptoms of GI disorders often include cramping, abdominal pain, inflammation of the lining of the large and/or small intestine, chronic diarrhea, rectal bleeding and weight loss. Patients with these disorders frequently report using cannabis therapeutically.[1-4] According to survey data published in 2011 in the European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, "Cannabis use is common amongst patients with IBD for symptom relief, particularly amongst those with a history of abdominal surgery,... More »
CBD Could Treat These Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Last Updated on 2017-06-14 15:54:06 Francine Rodgers 6-8-17   What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects 1.6 million Americans and 70,000 new cases are diagnosed every year. Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are the most commonly diagnosed inflammatory bowel diseases. Unfortunately, these diagnoses are lifelong conditions. Furthermore, treatment is possible but no “cure” exists. The symptoms of IBD may result in a lot of discomforts. Many of these issues may become severe and interfere with daily life. Some of the most common symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases include: Fever Loss of appetite Weight loss Fatigue Night sweats Loss of normal menstrual cycle Inflammation with IBD may involve: Diarrhea Abdominal pain Rectal bleeding Urgent need to move bowels At any rate, these diseases are hard to live with. They can be embarrassing and... More »