MMJ fo Super Canal Dehiscence Syndrome

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Photo Credit: Medical Marijuana Inc. 

Super Canal Dehiscence Syndrome (SSCD) occurs when the roof of the superior semicircular canal in the ear deteriorates, which is likely due to a developmental abnormality. Without the bone, the fluid in the membranous superior semicircular canal becomes displaced by sound and pressure, which can cause symptoms of dizziness or vertigo, hearing loss, pressure sensitivity, oversensitivity to sound, autopony, ringing and fullness in the ear, and oscillopsia. The only treatment of the condition is surgery, but for those whose symptoms do not outweigh the risks of surgery, cannabis can help. 

Patients who experience dizziness or vertigo often suffer from nausea as well. The THC and CBD of cannabis prevent nausea and vomiting that stems from a variety of symptoms and illness. Studies also suggest CBD produces anti-nausea effects because it activates the sommatodentritic 5-HT(1A) autoreceptors in the brain. 

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