Medicinal Cannabis for Women: Some Exclusive Benefits.

The properties of the cannabis plant are not to be proven anymore. With the recent wave of legalization happening all around the world, more and more businesses are offering self-care and wellness cannabis products. 

Though it is well known that medical cannabis can help treat several health issues, its application to women’s specific troubles is little known. 

In fact, some diseases affect only or mainly women. This is the case of endometriosis or colic. Cannabis can be of a great help in regards to women’s health issues. 

  • Endometriosis 

Endometriosis is a chronic disease which causes the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus to grow into other pelvic structures. It affects between 5 to 15% of women in the world. It’s a very painful disease which gives severe pain and cramps, extreme tiredness, headache and abdominal bloating. Cannabis helps reduce most common symptoms produced by endometriosis. Recommended treatments are usually the use of oils and/or vaporizer.

  • Premenstrual syndrome

Before the period, most women have what is known as PMS : premenstrual syndrome. Women usually feel discomforts of all kinds and intensity, ranging from severe headaches, chest pain, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, sciatica, muscle pain, mood swings, irritability to various gastrointestinal symptoms. Cannabis oil or extract helps alleviate most of those symptoms.

  • Sleeping problems 

Though sleeping problems don’t concern only women. It is known that women usually have more sleeping problems than men. In regards to sleep disorders, a 2019 study in New Zealand found that medical cannabis was helpful in improving sleep quality in 95.5% of cases. Moreover, in 81.4% of the cases, its use helped reduce the doses of other conventional drugs (e.g sleeping pills, opioid). 

Much remains to be discovered and studied in regards to women-specific illness, however cannabis seems to be of a great help in the matter!

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