Be Ready to Treat Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome
ED visits for cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) are increasing...possibly due to more chronic cannabis use.
Experts are debating the cause of CHS. One theory is that activating cannabinoid receptors in the gut slows GI motility.These patients present with cycles of severe vomiting and abdominal pain. Symptoms are often relieved by hot showers...possibly by stimulating other receptors desensitized by chronic cannabis use.