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Can I use cannabis to help me with Endometriosis, PMS, Hot flashes?

How does it work? There are natural, alternative treatments like cannabinoids, for treatment of pain of Endometriosis. Everyone has a endocannabinoid system.

This system contains CB1 and CB2 receptors, and in women, it is concentrated mostly in the uterus. Women with endometriosis have a CB1 production deficiency, making medical cannabis a good treatment option to relieve the pain by activating the CB1 receptors. Different from other medication, cannabis does not have a harsh side effect. 

Why does cannabis (marijuana) help ease symptoms that are the result of a drop in hormones, especially estrogen PMS and Hot Flashes? This is found in the relationship between estrogen and the body’s endocannabinoid system. Estrogen regulates the fatty acid amide hydrolase, which breaks down some endocannabinoids. When estrogen levels are up, so are endocannabinoid levels. When estrogen levels drop, so do endocannabinoid levels since FAAH is allowed to break down more endocannabinoids. The idea is that it is not just estrogen helping to regulate the body but the endocannabinoid system, too. Where does cannabis (marijuana) fit in?  Cannabis (marijuana) has cannabinoids that directly interact with your endocannabinoid system, supplementing the lower endocannabinoid levels. These endocannabinoid levels are thought to have a strong influence on a person’s mood as well as other physiological factors, so supplementing low cannabinoid levels caused by a drop in estrogen can make a significant difference.

Hot flashes are a major symptom of menopause, it’s especially good to note that THC, a compound in cannabis, mimics many aspects of anandamide, an endocannabinoid in the body, including the fact that they have both been found to help regulate the body temperature.  There is no hash side effect.