North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) Presented Data Showing Benefits Of Cannabis To Manage Menopause Symptoms
More than 2 million women reach menopause every year.
Defined as the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, women with menopause experience a natural decline in their reproductive function with common symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood irregularity.
North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS) recent report found that one-third of the women are now using cannabis to deal with menopause symptoms. An additional 10% of the women were potentially looking to try cannabis as an option. Where traditional menopause therapy like hormone treatment were all the rage some time back, more and more women are choosing cannabis now.
While many women are using cannabis for managing menopause symptoms, there are no established studies that deem it safe and effective for the same. In the survey, about 69% of the women reported frequent genitourinary symptoms and more than 50% had hot flashes and night sweats. With so many women choosing cannabis over other methods, NORML’s Deputy Director Paul Armentano believes a more in-depth study should be done for this.
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