Cannabis is a plant that has had millions of research papers, debates and discussions pertaining to its usage and potency. People around the world have varied opinions towards this herb. On one side, there are people who consider marijuana as a wonder herb. On the other side, some people still turn a blind eye towards it. Doctors and physicians all over the world are using marijuana strains to treat patients suffering from diseases like cancer, AIDS, sickle cell anemia, menopausal syndrome, schizophrenia, ADHD, chronic and spinal pains etc.
Inspite of the varied interests and opinions, the cannabis culture is spreading like wild fire. It is being used for various purposes in various industries. The CBD in marijuana is a cannabinoid that has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiemetic properties. The other cannabinoid compound is called THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive effects on the mind and body.
What is Menopause?
The word menopause is derived from two Greek words, namely ‘men’ meaning month and pausis meaning cessation. In scientific terms it’s the permanent cessation of functioning of the ovaries. The menstrual cycle occurs in women after an average of 28 days. This cycle starts when the girl hits puberty and continues till the menopause period. The menopausal syndrome varies from woman to woman. The symptoms, time or effects can vary from one person to another. For some women, menopause can occur at 45 and for some women it can be at 55.
Pre-menopausal syndromes have a long list of syndromes which vary from woman to woman. Some of these symptoms are irregular and heavy bleeding, worsening PMS, insomnia, vaginal dryness and abdominal weight gain on the physical front, migraine,night sweats and hot flashes.
Many forms of medications and antidepressants in the market today help to counter or diminish menopausal syndrome.
Marijuana and Menopause
Cannabis has been used to counter period pains in the past. Due to the presence of the psychoactive THC, the immense pain during menstruation is greatly reduced. CBD and THC are cannabinoids that engage the endocannabinoid system of the body. It also helps in alleviating the symptoms of menopause. To start with, cannabinoids have the following effects on post menopause syndrome- potency, dosing, strength, safe delivery system, shelf life, and toxicity.
Unlike other medications, cannabis has no side effects. So this can be taken in the form of edibles, vaping and tinctures.
Considering all these aspects, it is safe to assume that cannabis can help in making you feel after during your post menopause phase.