Gastritis and Marijuana
Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen. Some of the causes of gastritis are:
– Heavy alcohol drinking.
– Cocaine abuse.
– Extreme stress.
– herpes simplex virus.
– Back flow of bile into the stomach.
– Eating or drinking caustic or corrosive substances.
– Certain medicines, such as aspirin, ibuprofen.
Gastritis can last for only a short time (acute gastritis). It may also linger for months to years (chronic gastritis).
Humans have cannabinoid receptors in both the brain and the gut. It is believed that they are an important part of the gut healing process when it becomes damaged. Cannabinoids heal inflammation of the stomach and slow down gut motility, automatically reducing the pain from muscle cramps that inevitably cause Diarrhea.
Helping Gastritis With Marijuana
Marijuana has been proven to treat gastritis and control the pain associated with acute gastritis. Marijuana benefits the patient by improving appetite and easing aches, pains and stress associated with acute gastritis. Unlike the use of many conventional medicines, there are no known risks of addiction to medical marijuana. In fact many of the inflammatory drugs currently prescribed to treat acute gastritis pose problems after long-term use. Medical cannabis does not carry the same risks.