‘What are the effects of cannabis on female sexual function?’

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Whether or not your healthcare providers recommend medical cannabis, they need to know if you use cannabis. Only when clinicians are fully informed about a patient’s medical history, current medical issues, current medication regimen, and other aspects of a patient’s health, can they effectively advise a patient. A personalized discussion about cannabis therapy is warranted; therapeutic goals, level of efficacy, potential side effects, drug interactions, and toxicities all need to be addressed. Women who use cannabis could have more difficulty conceiving: U.S. study Cannabis: The problem with defining products around THC content Less is more when it comes to cannabis use for improving women’s sexual health, study finds In the second part of the series, Meredith Fisher-Corn, MD, recommends questions one must ask their healthcare provider when it comes to cannabis. Is it safe to use (medical or recreational) cannabis during pregnancy or breastfeeding? There are risks associated with cannabis use during pregnancy. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important part in the maintenance and regulation of early pregnancy, and the administration of cannabis could affect the health of the pregnancy as well as the health of the fetus. Cannabis may negatively impact the functions and health of the placenta. For example, one study found that cannabis use during pregnancy altered uterine blood flow, and reduced placental circulation. In addition to affecting the placenta, cannabis crosses the placenta and directly affects the fetus. THC, for example, crosses the placenta, enters the fetus’s bloodstream and is distributed to the brain and fat of the fetus. The THC within the fetus could, in turn, impact the development of the fetal endocannabinoid system. According to animal research, the endocannabinoid system is detectable from the early stages of embryonic development and has been found to play a significant role in brain development. In addition,…

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