Menopause is a period of time
that begins as soon as a woman's menstrual cycle stops. This occurs frequently
in women in their 40s or 50s. The most common age for menopause to begin is 51
years old. Cannabis and menopause may work better than expected, let's get a
glimpse of the symptoms.
Menopause produces a variety
of symptoms including: extreme feeling of heat, mood swings, insomnia, pain,
low libido, weight gain, fatigue, and osteoporosis. In addition, it can cause
anxiety or depression in some women.
system and menopause
Estrogen is linked to the endocannabinoid system, regulates the enzyme
FAAH (fatty acid hydrolase enzyme) that metabolizes some endocannabinoids. When
estrogen levels go up, endocannabinoid levels rise and vice versa. There is
research to suggest that the onset of menopause is linked to endocannabinoid
Estrogen also uses endocannabinoids to regulate mood and emotional
response, this explains why mood swings are more common in menopause, when
estrogen levels drop.
As a result, it can be theorized that the use of cannabis during
menopause can help improve the functions of the endocannabinoid system that
have problems to work properly; due to low levels of estrogen.
Cannabis and menopause:
· Feeling of heat:
anandamide; is a chemical that works very similar to THC, both share the same
effect in the body: they regulate body temperature
So THC can be key to mitigating these sensations of
heat. Studies suggest that high doses of THC have cooling effects on the body.
Few amounts of THC, on the contrary, increase the temperature of the body, so
finding the right dose for each person is crucial
Insomnia goes hand
in hand with the feeling of heat. It can be difficult to fall asleep when
suffering from this symptom. However, in addition to helping reduce body
temperature, many strains are very good at allowing people to fall asleep.
create a lot of pain as a side effect: migraines, breast tenderness, joint
pain. Cannabis is well known for its pain relieving properties in patients and
there are many strains that are very good for this purpose. Plus, cannabis
offers pain relief without serious side effects. The combination cannabis and
menopause, then, results in an improvement in the quality of life of patients.
· Mood swings:
Estrogen plays a very
important role in using endocannabinoids to regulate emotions. Fortunately,
several studies have found that CBD and THC can help mitigate feelings of
depression and anxiety.
been shown to have a very beneficial relationship with female health.
Furthermore, the evidence points to an optimistic future for the use of this
plant during this stage of physiological changes; as it may help women reduce
symptoms and avoid severe side effects.
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