Let’s Talk About Women’s Health
Statistics & Data
Women’s Health By The Numbers
Level of Evidence: Anecdotal
Apothecare has ranked Women’s Health on the lowest level of the evidence pyramid. There is very little research assessing cannabis use in this area.
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Anecdotally, more women are turning to cannabis to help manage a number of health and wellness concerns. Cannabis is being used for menopausal symptoms, period pains, premenstrual syndrome and endometriosis.
Although there is very little published research in these areas, there is a large interest in cannabis specifically for menopausal symptoms. These symptoms can include hot flashes, irritability, and mood fluctuations. In traditional medicine, there are limited medication options to manage menopausal symptoms. This has resulted in a significant interest in this area for considering cannabis as an alternative approach.
Cannabis’s role in women’s health is an exciting area of research that may reveal several potential uses.
Make sure to connect with a knowledgeable pharmacist for a personalized women’s health assessment!
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Cannabis use may not be appropriate for you if have one or more of the following:
- A history or family history of psychosis in the family
- Currently taking a blood thinner such as Warfarin
- Reduced liver function
- History of addiction
- A complex medication regimen (cannabis can interfere with the metabolism of several classes of medications)
- Sedating medications such as benzodiazepines (such as lorazepam) and/or opioids (such as Percocet)
Make sure to talk to a knowledgeable healthcare professional to make sure cannabis is safe for you!
Cannabis products come in a variety of different formulations such as oils, capsules, creams, dried flower, and concentrates. With an extensive number of products available on the market, it can be quite confusing to select a product that may work for you. Our pharmacists are trained to assess which cannabis products can be safe and effective for you. Reach out to a Pharmacist today for a consultation!