Post Menopausal Hot Flashes Relieved by Medical Marijuana

by Laura Ramirez on July 26, 2011

Can post menopausal hot flashesᅠbe relieved by medical marijuana? Experts say yes. Since hot flashes are often caused by stress and smoking pot relaxes you, using it can help your body regulate its temperature more effectively. Due to its relaxation effect, it can also help you get a good night’s sleep which can slow down aging and prevent disease and immune disorders that are accelerated by a lack of sleep.

Smoking medical grade cannabis can also relieve mood swings and alleviate anxiety that can make menopause symptoms worse. Other symptoms that medical marijuana can relieve are vaginal dryness, night sweats, issues with libido and emotional irritability. Besides increasing libido, smoking pot can enhance a woman’s awareness of her body and enjoyment of sexual experiences.ᅠ

Many women come to Greenway Medical Marijuana Physician Evaluations seeking help with ailments that only or primarily affect women, such as eating disorders, menstrual cramps, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), mood swings and menopause.
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Other studies have shown that cannabis can increase bone density and relieve migraines. (For menopausal women, migraine frequency typically declines due to falling estrogen levels.) Although smoking pot may make you sleepy, it does not limit your performance the next day, especially if you get a good night’s sleep.ᅠ

Many baby boomers who are using pot to control menopause symptoms also smoked it for relaxation in their youth.

What do you think of using marijuana to relieve post menopausal hot flashes and other symptoms?ᅠ

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