What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a physiological condition in which a person feels being off-balance or dizzy. The most common cause of Vertigo is an injury or disease of the ear's inner side. Different diseases can cause Vertigo such as Meniere's disease and vestibular neuritis. According to medical sciences, Vertigo has no known direct cause. Some medical experts believe that it is actually a symptom of Meniere's Disease. Meniere's Disease is an inner ear disorder. The other major symptoms of Meniere's disease are nausea and vomiting. According to some research studies, an injury in the neck or head can also cause Vertigo. Other potential causes of Vertigo include Migraine headaches, brain tumors, and some medications like drugs that damage the inner ear.
The main symptoms of Vertigo include nausea, vomiting, and particularly dizziness. The signs and symptoms of Vertigo and usually not consistent. It means they can show at any time and go away a second time. On the attack of Vertigo, the patient feels an off-balancing situation in his/her body. This off-balancing situation remains for 1 or 2 minutes and disappears automatically. According to research studies, the positioning of the head has a very strong impact on the onset of Vertigo. Doctors use Medications, drugs, antibiotics, and steroids as the first line of the treatment of Vertigo. The surgery is the ultimate and last treatment option.
Benefits of using Cannabis and CBD for Vertigo
CBD (Cannabidiol) is the chemical extract of the hemp (cannabis) plant. It is completely non-toxic and non-psychoactive. People have used CBD and cannabis for the treatment of different physiological conditions and diseases such as joint pain and inflammation. Our main topic is related to the benefits of using Cannabis and CBD for the treatment of Vertigo. Before explaining the benefits of using CBD for Vertigo, we would like to guide you about the mechanism of working of CBD in the human body in the case of Vertigo.
CBD works in the body by interacting with the Endocannabinoid System:
CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid system of the body to produce its effects. The Endocannabinoid system is an additional immune system in the body that uses cannabinoids and produces some new cannabinoids also. The Endocannabinoid system is responsible for the regulation of many important functions of the body like sleep, pain reception, Inflammation responses, emotions, and memory. Endocannabinoid System regulates all these functions through its receptors. There are two main types of receptors present in the Endocannabinoid system in the body. CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
In the case of Vertigo, CBD reacts with CB1 receptors and overstimulate them. By overstimulating these receptors, CBD alleviates the condition of nausea and vomiting. CBD also reduces headaches caused by Vertigo through interacting with Endocannabinoid System receptors.
Benefits of using CBD for Vertigo:
There is very little medical information available about the benefits of using CBD for Vertigo. Yet! Some independent research studies have reported that CBD may help in alleviating the symptoms of Vertigo.
According to a recent research study published in the Journal of Frontiers in Neurology, CBD has the ability to reduce dizziness in patients suffering from epilepsy. From this study, we can conclude that CBD may help in the treatment of Vertigo. But still, a lot more research is needed to establish the link between CBD and Vertigo symptoms.
According to a recently published research study, it is actually a recurrent inflammation of the inner ear which is responsible for the onset of Vertigo. CBD is very helpful in reducing this inflammation by interacting with CB2 receptors of the Endocannabinoid system. By interacting with these receptors, CBD reduces the body inflammation responses and hence reduces the inflammation in any part of the body. When inflammation from the inner side of the body removes, the symptoms of Vertigo also start disappearing. It is actually a hypothesis proposed by this research study, still very much research needed to be done.
How to take CBD for Vertigo?
As we have discussed earlier, there are no enough evidences that CBD is a treatment for Vertigo. But still, if you want to use it, you should consult with your doctor first. There are different ways of taking CBD for Vertigo. CBD Oil is the best way of taking CBD because it is easy to use, easily available, and fast reaction time. Just put 4-5 drops of CBD oil under your tongue and it will automatically dissolve and enter your bloodstream. CBD Vaping is another method of taking CBD. In this method, you will inhale the vapors of CBD. This method has a very short reaction time but it has some limitations also. As the CBD vapors pass through the air before entering your lungs, there is a possibility of contamination from the air. CBD-infused products also available in the markets. You can use CBD topicals like lotions and creams also.
Vertigo is a physiological disorder in which a patient feels dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Though it is not medically proven but CBD might be helpful in alleviating the symptoms of Vertigo. CBD can reduce inflammation in the inner ear to stop the onset of Vertigo. CBD may be effective against nausea and vomiting conditions. CBD Oil is the best method of taking CBD for Vertigo. It is easy to use and does not has any kind of other requirements.
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