Study finds more women using cannabis to treat menopause symptoms

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Cannabis provides a lot of benefits to ease menopause, according to science

While the benefits of cannabis are general in alleviating many general ailments, women’s health tends to be a bit more detailed. Women, unlike men, suffer from ailments that are quite painful and therefore need to be treated in a special way. However, through the use of cannabis, it has been shown that these problems that are common in women can be left in the past. A new study has, in fact, revealed that women going through menopause are more likely to use medical cannabis to alleviate their symptoms.

Although menopause is not considered a disease, it does have a series of symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, palpitations, difficulty sleeping, mood swings, vaginal dryness, lack of memory, decreased sexual desire and function, urine leakage and joint problems. Numerous studies indicate that cannabis may interact with GPR55 receptors, thus preventing one of the main symptoms of menopause, bone density loss. Cannabis also helps control body temperature, thus preventing uncomfortable hot flashes.

The new study involved more than 250 perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. The researchers’ idea was to assess cannabis use and its relationship to menopause. The results suggested that many women (86%) currently use cannabis as a complementary treatment for menopause-related symptoms.

In fact, it was inferred that medical cannabis use was essentially used for sleep and mood/anxiety disorders related to menopause. Many women experiencing menopause may suffer from increased anxiety, depression, and some episodes of panic attacks due to their fluctuating hormone levels.

Fortunately, cannabidiol (CBD) is effective in inhibiting stress and improving mood. Extensive studies have highlighted the anxiolytic powers of CBD. While CBD cannot cure depression or anxiety, there is some evidence showing how it can improve symptoms associated with these mental health problems, especially when microdosed.