Ladies, we've hit a curious crossroad where modern day meets menopause. As if hot flashes and night sweats weren't enough of a party, along comes cannabis, tiptoeing its way into the menopausal mix!
But is it a match made in herbal heaven? Let's explore.
1. The Cannabis Crossover:
In some places, the green light for medical cannabis means it's joining the ranks of possible treatments for a slew of health concerns. And now, women over 40 are lighting up to combat menopause. Oh, how the times are a changing!
2. Why The Weed?:
From hot flashes to mood swings that would put rollercoasters to shame, perimenopause isn't always a breezy beach vacation. While we have hormone therapy on standby, not all of our ladies are boarding that train. Enter cannabis, hailed in some circles for its chill vibes and potential to soothe anxiety, uplift moods, and send sleep disturbances packing.
3. A New Study Says...:
Researchers, in a fresh-off-the-press study, have rolled out some numbers. After chatting with over 250 perimenopausal and postmenopausal women, a whopping 86% said they're puffing and snacking (on cannabis-infused edibles, of course!) to ease those menopausal mood blues and sleepless nights.
4. The Perimenopause Plot Twist:
Here's where the plot thickens. Our perimenopausal pals, those in the transition phase before menopause, seem to be having a tougher time than their postmenopausal sisters. They're feeling the heat (literally, with more hot flashes) and are more likely to have those 'down in the dumps' days. And guess what? They're also more likely to turn to cannabis for comfort.
5. Still a Mystery to Unravel:
While these findings sound fabulous, it's worth noting there's still a lot we don't know. Is cannabis the new hero for menopause, or just a trendy sidekick? More research is needed to truly understand its benefits (or drawbacks). So, before swapping your evening tea for a toke, maybe chat with a doc.
In a Nutshell:
It seems like women are whispering secrets about cannabis in the peri/menopause community, and it's creating quite a high. Whether you're a fan or skeptic, the trend is intriguing. But, as with all things menopausal, it's always a personal journey. To each their own remedy and rhythm so make sure to book in an appointment with your healthcare professional to see what nature has to offer you.