A Mysterious Illness Has Been Linked To Smoking Marijuana

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 1st February 2018
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For more than two years, Lance Crowder was having severe abdominal pain and vomiting, and no local doctor could figure out why. Finally, an emergency room physician in Indianapolis had an idea.

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Doctors say chronic marijuana use may be linked to an illness known as CHS or Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.

In recent years, the number of known cases doubled in Colorado.

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Experts say CHS is caused by the chronic or heavy use of marijuana, which means ingesting or smoking marijuana at least once a day.

States like Colorado and California are experiencing a trend where at least one person a day is admitted with symptoms of violent vomiting and abdominal pain.

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Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is a little-known malady;

So much so that a freelance researcher in a non-academic setting can spend three full hours reaching out to long-term chronic marijuana users and fail to contact a single individual in the target group who have experienced or seen evidence of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

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