Can Cannabis Help Manage Pain For Endometriosis Patients?

Cannabis Culture
Mon, Nov 27
Key Points
  • Medical marijuana may be effective in managing pain for those with endometriosis, according to a recent study.
  • Endometriosis affects around 10% of women and girls worldwide, causing intense pain during menstruation and other symptoms.
  • The study highlights the potential therapeutic properties of marijuana and its ability to alleviate the life-disrupting symptoms of endometriosis.
  • Medical science is still exploring the full potential of marijuana for various conditions and ailments.

Medical marijuana is a subject that ignites strong emotions among doctors, scientists, researchers, policymakers and the public. Many think that promoting medical marijuana is merely a ruse to support the legalisation of marijuana. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that medical science is yet to realise the full potential of the therapeutic properties of marijuana, which is often called the ‘wonder plant’.

Recently, a group of researchers from Australia and New Zealand published a study in the Journal of Clinical Medicine, which says that marijuana shows promise in pain management for those suffering from endometriosis. Approximately 10 per cent (190 million) of women and girls in their reproductive age worldwide are affected by endometriosis. This chronic condition is linked to intense, life-disrupting pain during menstruation, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and urination. Other symptoms include chronic pelvic pain, abdominal bloating, nausea, fatigue, and sometimes depression, anxiety and infertility.

– Read the entire article at The Week.