1 in 10 Women with Endometriosis Report Using Cannabis to Ease Their Pain

1 in 10 Women with Endometriosis Report Using Cannabis to Ease Their Pain

Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is found outside of the womb. It affects around one in ten women of reproductive age, causing pain, infertility and gastrointestinal symptoms. Women often report difficulty getting their pain and other symptoms under control, despite medication or even surgery. Our research, published Nov. 11, 2019, found one in ten Australian women with endometriosis reported using cannabis to manage their pain and other symptoms. What did our study find? We surveyed 484 women with surgically diagnosed endometriosis about the self-management strategies they used. Of the respondents, who were aged 18 to 45, 76% reported using self-management techniques in the past six months. This included the use of heat packs (70%), dietary changes (44%), exercise (42%), yoga or pilates (35%) and cannabis (13%). Out of all of the self-management techniques, cannabis was rated as the most effective for managing pain. Women who reported higher levels of pain were more likely to use cannabis than those with milder symptoms. This may be because they couldn’t get relief through other measures. Respondents who used cannabis also reported improvements in other symptoms including gastrointestinal problems, nausea, anxiety, depression and sleep.…

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