Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

3 Women's Health Concerns That Could Be Helped With Medical Marijuana

by Hugh Larson

Being a female means you have a few health concerns that a man will never have to worry about. Your body functions in a different way and has different processes, so as you develop and age, there can always be new concerns. While most people think of medical marijuana only for issues like chronic pain and emotional problems like anxiety and depression, there are actually a few other reasons that you should get to know medical marijuana as a female.

Check out these common women's health issues that could be benefited with the use of medical marijuana. 

PMS Symptoms

That time of the month draws near and you start feeling like an emotional lunatic. Your moods are unstable, you feel depressed and on edge, and you are having trouble wading through your emotional fog just to get through the day—not to mention you are in a lot of pain. Unfortunately, many women suffer with mood problems and severe pain contributed to PMS. For some women, conditions get so severe that they are diagnosed with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), which can bring about symptoms that are even more severe than usual. Medical marijuana is actually prescribed in the state of California if you are diagnosed with PMDD. 

Menopause Symptoms

Once your body reaches a certain age and is no longer going through the usual cycles for reproduction purposes, you have menopause to look forward to. During menopause, endocannabinoid levels change much the same as estrogen levels do, which can bring about problems with insomnia, mood regulation, and even your appetite. Cannabinoids from marijuana can actually replace some of those depleting endocannabinoid levels during menopause when used regularly. This means there would be less of a chance of your symptoms being as dramatic as you would normally experience. 

Osteoporosis Symptoms 

There are approximately 10 million osteoporosis sufferers in the United States and about 80 percent of those people are women. Women are far more likely to be diagnosed with this disease. Research has actually started to prove that cannabinoids in marijuana can actually help prevent bone loss and even encourage new bone growth, which is bog news for women who are looking for safe alternative treatments for the disease. Even though research into formal cannibinoid drugs for the disease is still in development, the new discoveries are a promising thing. Just having a medical marijuana card and access to herbal forms could help women who are concerned with this disease. 

To learn more about your options, visit services like Golden State MD Health and Wellness.


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.