Mysterious condition dubbed 'scromiting' hits weed smokers across the US and causes them to vomit AND scream

  • 'Scromiting' is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms hospitals
  • The condition, called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), is not yet properly understood
  • Medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time?
  • Doctors note that the condition could stem from the body being over saturated by cannabinoids, affecting the hypothalamus

Chronic cannabis users are at risk of experiencing a horrifying new condition that is being reported at hospitals across the United States where marijuana is legal.?

'Scromiting,' doctors say, is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms, with patients 'screaming and vomiting' as they turn up for help.?

The condition, called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS),?is not properly understood?but medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time.

'Scromiting' is becoming an all-too-familiar site at emergency rooms hospitals across the country

'I've screamed out for death,' Chalfonte LeNee?Queen, 48, told NPR after experiencing the terrifying illness. ??

'I've cried out for my mom, who's been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she can't come to me.'?

Little research has been conducted on the topic, but one study found that for scromiting to occur, cannabis users would have to consume marijuana three to five times per day to develop CHS.

Doctors note that the condition could stem from the body being over saturated by cannabinoids, affecting the hypothalamus

Doctors note that the condition could stem from the body being over saturated by cannabinoids, affecting the hypothalamus

'In one study the average duration of cannabis use prior to onset of recurrent vomiting was... 3.4 years,' the?National Center for Biotechnology Information report added.?

‘The syndrome was first described in 2004 by Allen and colleagues and is characterized by chronic cannabis use, cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting, and the learned behavior of hot bathing,’ doctors wrote.?

Medical experts note that the condition could stem from the body being over saturated by?cannabinoids?-?chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors located in the brain.?

The build up the?cannabinoids, doctors believe, affect the function of the hypothalamus, which regulates digestion and body temperature.?

According to the NCBI: ‘Often mistakenly called Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a rare form of cannabinoid toxicity that develops in chronic smokers.'?

‘It’s characterized by cyclic episodes of debilitating nausea and vomiting. People who suffer from the syndrome often find that hot showers relieve their symptoms, and will compulsively bathe during episodes of nausea and vomiting. Symptoms stop after cessation of cannabis use.’?

Medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time

Medical experts believe the symptoms appear from individuals using or consuming heavy amounts of marijuana over a long period of time

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