Can cannabis help with menopause?

Can cannabis help with menopause?
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Juicy Fields explores how cannabis could help women with some of the mental and physical symptoms brought on by menopause. Menopause is one of the most challenging transitions women face as they go through dramatic physical, psychological, and vaginal/uterine changes. The stage is characterised by symptoms such as insomnia, night sweats, hot flashes, pain, inflammation, and mood swings. Although there are various medical alternatives to deal with the unwanted and uncomfortable symptoms, a study conducted in 2021 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research showed that women experiencing menopause (perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause) in Alberta were significantly using cannabis to relieve symptoms. Sixty five per cent of the participants had ever used cannabis to relieve menopausal symptoms, while 35 per cent of the group were using marijuana during the period the study was conducted.  Another study presented to the  North American Menopause Society (NAMS) in 2020 had similar conclusions. In a sample of 232 women from Northern California, 27 per cent indicated using cannabis to manage hot flashes, night sweats, and insomnia. Ten per cent of the participants expressed interest in using cannabis, while only 19 per cent utilised hormone therapy to combat menopause symptoms. From the studies, one can conclude that women are shifting from hormonal medication and switching to organic, natural alternatives, specifically cannabis. This piece explores everything about menopause and its symptoms and how cannabis can help alleviate these conditions.  What is menopause? Menopause is a period in a woman’s life that can stretch 10 or more years. During this period, their reproductive hormones go through a natural decline. This marks the end of the menstrual cycle and, consequently, their fertility. It is divided into three stages; Perimenopause: this includes the years leading to menopause. Most women experience this during their early to mid-40s, although others can…

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