While nausea may be a minor medical concern, it is still one that can leave you feeling unable to live your daily life to the fullest. The constant feeling that you need to vomit can cause discomfort throughout your body and may indicate an underlying health concern.
What is Nausea?
Generally, nausea describes the feeling of needing to vomit. This queasy feeling can vary in intensity, with some people feeling slightly uncomfortable to others experiencing intense pain distress. Often, those with nausea note that they have clammy skin, or feel like their stomach is gurgling and upset. The sense of nausea is typically in reaction to another issue or can be a side effect of something like food choices, motion sickness, or pregnancy.
When Nausea Needs Treatment
In many cases, nausea will go away on its own, but in some cases, you may need to see a doctor if your symptoms persist. Visit a doctor if you’re experiencing any of the following:
Severe abdominal pain
Blood in your vomit
You’ve been vomiting for more than 24-hours
Your urine is dark and infrequent
You have a stiff neck and a headache
Symptoms of Nausea
Nausea presents itself differently in each individual and can vary in severity and intensity. Symptoms of nausea may include:
Causes of Nausea
Nausea can be caused by food poisoning, in reaction to a medication, from drinking poor quality water, motion sickness, or from pregnancy.
Treatment for Nausea
There are a variety of anti-nausea medications that are available over-the-counter and have proven successful in treating all but the most severe of nausea cases. Your doctor may prescribe a nausea-specific medication or a medication to treat the underlying cause. Fresh, cool air can also help to treat the symptoms of nausea, as well as small meals and lying down if needed.
Nausea and CBD
In several studies, CBD has shown promising results in helping to treat and manage the symptoms of nausea. This is because CBD influences the serotonin receptors in the brain, and can work to limit the amount of serotonin the body can release. This means that the brain is less stimulated and sends fewer signals to the part of the brain that controls vomiting. While CBD may not address the underlying cause of the nausea, it can go far in limiting the impact the symptoms on your day-to-day life.
CBD can be an effective part of your nausea management options when it is added to your existing medications and protocols suggested to you by your doctor.