THE WELLNESS BLOG

Cannabis and Women’s Health

The legalization of cannabis has allowed more research into its potential therapeutic benefits. Though many of these studies are in their infancy, cannabis is proving to be an effective healing agent for many possible ailments, including many of the conditions that plague women.

Find out more about cannabis for women and the many health conditions it can potentially treat, such as the symptoms of PMS, menopause, depression, insomnia and much more.

PMS and PMDD

Many women suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which have symptoms like severe cramps and bloating, and involve emotional issues. Early studies into the effects of cannabis suggest that cannabis is helpful in treating or alleviating many of the related symptoms.

Menopause

Menopause, the cessation of the menstrual cycle, often comes with bone loss, which is why many doctors prescribe estrogen replacement therapy to counteract this effect. However, cannabis has been shown to stimulate bone growth and may be able to prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis.

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is a significant concern for many women, but cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown to inhibit the gene responsible for aggressive breast cancer cells. On top of that, several studies have shown that cannabis can have an ameliorating effect on the pain, discomfort and appetite loss associated with cancer and cancer treatments.

Morning Sickness

Women who suffer from moderate to severe morning sickness are often prescribed anti-emetic medications to relieve the nausea, but many have concerns about taking pharmaceuticals and their potential effects on a fetus. Cannabis has been proven to help with nausea and the related inappetence, making it a viable substitute for pharmaceutical intervention.

Like any other treatment, however, it’s important to speak with your physician about the safety of cannabis during pregnancy.

Depression

Women are not only more likely to develop depression and mood disorders, but they’re also more likely to take antidepressants. Though antidepressants are usually effective in treating the symptoms of depression, they often come with side effects that may be troubling to some. Many women are finding relief for depression and anxiety symptoms in cannabis, however.

Insomnia

Women tend to suffer from insomnia more so than men, leading them to seek relief in prescription sleep medication. Unfortunately, prescription sleep aids can cause significant impairment the morning after taking them, even in small doses, and can cause daytime drowsiness. Many cannabis strains are proven to promote restful sleep and may be an effective alternative to prescription sleep medication.

Visit Euphoria Wellness

Studies have shown that cannabis may be helpful in alleviating the symptoms of many different ailments, including those that plague women. If you’re considering trying cannabis treatment options for women’s health issues, visit Euphoria Wellness. Just stop by with your medical card to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable staff member about cannabis for women and review your options. We’re always happy to help in any way we can, so check out our menu online or stop by today to speak with us in person!