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How Women Can Use Medical Marijuana to Help Menopause Symptoms

Menopause is a an interesting time in life, to say the least! Every woman's experience is unique, but there are some core issues that always come up during this 'change of life' that, needless to say, are not all wine and roses, even if you're at a time of life where you've earned both!

Fortunately for women in Virginia, getting a medical marijuana card is a simple process, and cannabis can make the experience of menopause that much easier... and maybe even pleasant! Let’s take a look at just how medical marijuana for menopause can help you through the shifts and changes that come with this new phase in life.

Medical Marijuana for ... Hot Flashes?

Yup— medical marijuana just may be the secret ingredient you need to handle this most frustrating side effect of menopause. How many times have you been sitting around only to suddenly think, "Who turned up the heat in here?" The good news is cannabis just may be able to regulate your body's temperature.

How does it do this? Thanks to the cannabinoid, THC, which is believed to lower the body's core temperature. A lower core temperature means fewer hot flashes, essentially eliminating this annoying (and often embarrassing) symptom.

Bye Bye Mood Swings

Just when you thought you might be free of the mood swings that can come with your period each month, along comes menopause. Mood swings can seem to increase exponentially during this time as your body settles into a new normal.

Cannabis can help through the way changes in hormones impact the endocannabinoid system, it is believed. In fact, medical marijuana is so effective with mood disorders that it is even considered an effective treatment for mood swings associated with PTSD. Cannabis can also be effective in helping those with depression and anxiety, secondary issues that can pop up as you continue through the process of menopause.

Treating Disordered Sleep During Menopause with Medical Marijuana

Fun fact? The surge in estrogen that caused you to experience disordered sleep during your periods stops during menopause. The not so fun fact? The decrease in estrogen that happens during menopause can also trigger insomnia! Before you say, "UGH," know that cannabis can help.

Medical marijuana tinctures taken orally, for one, have been shown to reduce symptoms of insomnia and improve sleep quality for people with chronic insomnia. Cannabis is well-known for its sedative properties, as well, and can help you to calm your mind and decompress at the end of even the busiest days, preparing yourself for some quality sleep.

The Right Medical Marijuana for Menopause

If you are considering using medical marijuana to treat your menopause symptoms, it may be the first time you have used cannabis consistently. Which medical marijuana product is best for you? You have several options to consider, any of which you can review when you schedule a medical marijuana consultation.

Edible Medical Marijuana – Edible marijuana is an easy way for those new to cannabis to enjoy its myriad benefits. Edibles such as gummies are easy to tote and store, and allow you to sidestep complex things like smoking or vaping. Dose management is important with edibles, so review the details with your certified marijuana health professional to make sure you get the most out of your edibles.

Smoking Medical MarijuanaSmoking or vaping whole flower provides instant relief to everything from pain to stress and anxiety. Since the effect is immediate with this approach to cannabis, it is also easier to monitor and manage just how much you need to get the best results.

TopicalsMedical marijuana topicals are a great way to calm your stressed body during menopause. These topical creams and lotions are applied to the skin (just like your favorite moisturizer) and help soothe muscle aches and pains. Haven't you reached the point where you deserve this kind of pampering?

Get Your VA Marijuana Card for Menopause Symptom Relief Now!

Women experiencing menopause can benefit greatly from the healing effects of medical marijuana. Whether you are experiencing complex mood changes or chronic insomnia, cannabis may well be the answer to your needs! Our compassionate and informed experts can help you make the right choices for your health.

Schedule an appointment with an online medical marijuana doctor today, to start gaining access to safe, legal cannabis products, including tinctures, flower, concentrates and more.


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