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How Cannabis Can Help Menopause Symptoms - Weedguide

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Date:
Wednesday, Sep 19, 2018

One of the more interesting outcomes of expanding legalization is that people feel empowered to consider cannabis as an alternative to prescription medications for managing their illness and ailments. This is especially true when addressing recurring issues like chronic pain, insomnia and mood disorders like depression, for which many consider cannabis an accessible, consistent, and reliable solution.

With our culture’s increased focus on self care, cannabis – with its non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD in particular – has taken off as a growing trend in women’s health thanks to its balancing interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Every woman on the planet will ultimately go through menopause when she reaches a certain age, and because cannabis has the ability to create homeostatis in the body, more women are exploring weed to help ease the symptoms of menopause.

WHAT IS MENOPAUSE?

Menopause is what happens when the ovaries no longer release an egg every month. It officially begins one year after a woman’s last menstrual period, typically around the age of 45, but this varies and can start as early as a woman’s 30s or as late as her 60s. In the years leading up to this change, the ovaries start producing less estrogen during what’s known as perimenopause. This hormonal decline can be swift and unpredictable, initiating a slew of symptoms that can significantly impact a woman’s life for years.