Menopause is a transition time for every woman when the ovaries start to produce less estrogen ending the reproductive years. Estrogen levels fluctuate, which can cause heavy, irregular periods and cramping, changes to energy, mood, temperature, sleep, etc.
Women are affected by menopause between the ages of 40-60, but the start time and severity vary greatly. Many opt for HRT or hormone replacement therapy as a tool, and health promotion with nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress reduction techniques are key.
How Cannabis Can Help
Taking CBD for PMS, menopause, and hormonal conditions appears to be highly effective in addressing mood disturbances and pain due to the anti-inflammatory properties. CBD was less effective at mitigating sexual discomfort, low sex drive, and dry skin associated with menopause. THC can lower body temperature, and it may mitigate night sweats and hot flashes. THC may improve or lighten mood, deepen sleep, balance the endocrine and autonomic functions, and ease the pain of the transition.
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