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How CBD Can Help Reduce the Symptoms OF Endometriosis

Ouch,
it
hurts!
Women
around
the
world
are
all
too
familiar
with
pains
that
come
with
periods.
But
what
happens
when
PMS
(premenstrual
syndrome)
turns
into
excruciating
symptoms
that
are
felt
throughout
the
month?

More
than

10%
of
women

in
America
suffer
from
Endometriosis.
That’s
roughly
1
out
of
every
10
ladies
you
might
know.
But
despite
how
common
Endometriosis
is,
this
condition
is
often
misdiagnosed
and
treatment
options
are
still
limited.
Unfortunately,
doctors
and
specialists
still
have
no
idea
what
causes
Endometriosis.
The
symptoms
alone
are
debilitating,
and
affect
victims’
day
to
day
lives
(1).

Women
with
Endometriosis
are
often
treated
with
painkillers
and
other
habit-forming
prescription
drugs.
What’s
more,
researchers
have
yet
to
find
a
cure,
leaving
millions
of
women
to
endure
Endometriosis
into
their
older
age.
While
Endometriosis
is
still
a
highly
misunderstood
condition,
women
are
finding
relief
through
natural
alternatives
to
help
mitigate
the
life-altering
symptoms
they
so
bravely
endure.

Lately,
many
people
are
becoming
aware
of
the
powerful
therapeutic
effects
of
Cannabidiol
(CBD).
Even
scientists
are
becoming
more
aware
of
CBD’s
anti-inflammatory
and
pain-relieving
properties.
That
said,
CBD
is
changing
the
lives
of
women
who
currently
battle
the
crippling
Endometriosis
symptoms
(see
this

Nanocraft
CBD
review

for
how
Nanocraft
CBD
helped
alleviate
Endometriosis
pain).

In
this
article,
you’re
about
to
learn
how
CBD
can
actually
help
reduce
the
disruptive
symptoms
of
Endometriosis.


What
is
Endometriosis?


Endometriosis

causes
the
tissue
that
normally
lines
the
inside
of
the
uterus

endometrium

to
grow
outside
of
the
uterus.

Patches
of
endometrial
tissue
can
develop
on
the:

  • Fallopian
    tubes
  • Ovaries
  • Pelvis
  • Bladder
  • Rectum
  • Intestines
  • And
    other
    abdominal
    areas

In
rare
cases,
endometrial
tissue
may
develop
on
organs
such
as
the
appendix,
lungs,
and
even
the
skin.
This
misplaced
tissue
is
affected
by
the
natural
fluctuations
of
our
hormones.
Each
month
during
menstruation,
the
patches
of
misplaced
endometrial
tissue
becomes
trapped
in
our
body,
producing
chronic
inflammation
and
excruciating
pain.

Symptoms
of
Endometriosis
include:

  • Painful
    menstrual
    periods
  • Irregular
    bleeding
    (heavy
    bleeding
    or
    spotting
    throughout
    the
    month)
  • Pelvic,
    back,
    and
    abdominal
    pain
  • Painful
    intercourse
  • Infertility
  • Painful
    urination
  • IBS
    (Irritable
    Bowel
    Syndrome)
    symptoms
    ––
    diarrhea,
    constipation,
    nausea,
    etc.
  • Bloating
  • Etc.

While
Endometriosis
is
not
a
life-threatening
disease,
it
can
contribute
to
other
life-altering
health
issues
and
crippling
symptoms
(2).


CBD
and
Endometriosis

In
the
last
few
years,
scientists
have
been
studying
the
therapeutic
properties
of
CBD
and
how
it
interacts
with
our

Endocannabinoid
System

(ECS)
––
a
system
made
up
of
receptor
cells
that
communicate
regulation
and
balance
throughout
our
body.

Reproductive
health
issues,
like
Endometriosis,
are
usually
a
result
of
a
disruptive
ECS.
Many
things
can
disrupt
our
ECS:
poor
diet,
too
much
stress,
lack
of
exercise,
and
harsh
chemicals
we
put
in
and
on
our
body.
However,
consuming
CBD
allows
our
body
to
naturally
regulate,
balance,
and
heal
by
addressing
the
root
cause
of
various
health
conditions.


CBD
reduces
pain
and
inflammation

When
our
body
endures
injury,
infection,
or
a
negative
change
in
our
genetics,
we
experience
pain
and
inflammation.
Inflammation
is
usually
our
body’s
way
of
healing,
but
when
chronic
inflammation
sets
in,
long
term
issues
can
take
place.
causing
excruciating
pain.

One
way
CBD
can
help
with
Endometriosis
symptoms
is
by
reducing
pain
and
inflammation.
In
a

2016
study
,
researchers
topically
applied
CBD
on
rats
with
arthritis.
Each
group
received
different
milligrams
of
CBD
each
day
for
four
days

0.6,
3.1,
6.2,
and
62.3
mg.
There
was
a
noticeable
reduction
of
inflammation
and
pain
in
the
rats
that
received
6.2
and
62.3mg/day
of
CBD.
Amazingly,
no
side
effects
were
noted
(3).

Additionally,
preclinical
testimony
suggests
that
CBD
may
protect
against

intestinal
inflammation

as
well.
This
is
promising
news,
as
Endometriosis
often
causes
IBS-like
symptoms
in
its
victims
(4).


CBD
and
cell
migration

Women
often
have
their
endometriotic
lesions
surgically
removed
as
a
way
of
treatment.
However,
Endometriosis
very
frequently
returns
and
it
usually
spreads
to
other
locations
in
the
body.
Amazingly,
however,
scientists
have
discovered
that
CBD
holds

anti-angiogenic
properties

––
which

prevent
the
proliferation

and
migration
of
new
cells
or
blood
vessels.
This
means
potential
lesions
can
only
reproduce
if
a
network
of
blood
vessels
start
to
develop.
CBD
prevents
that
from
happening,
allowing
the
body
to
heal
from
within
(5
,

6
).


CBD
and
prescription
drugs

Women
with
Endometriosis
often
take
multiple
prescriptions,
painkillers,
and
NSAIDs
(nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory
drugs)
for
their
disruptive
symptoms.
NSAIDs,
in
particular,
are
the
most
common
as
they
prevent
inflammation
in
the
body
by
suppressing
inflammatory
enzymes
such
as
COX-2.
Sadly,
these
treatment
options
produce
side
effects
which
are
often
managed
through
additional
prescriptions.
CBD,
on
the
other
hand,
also

inhibits
the
COX-2

enzymes
without
causing
additional
harm
to
the
body.
This
allows
Endometriosis
suffers
a
safer
option
to
treat
their
pain
(7).

If
you
or
someone
you
know
has
recently
been
diagnosed
with
Endometriosis,
then
chances
are
you’ve
heard
of
CBD.
While
it’s
true
that
more
research
is
needed
regarding
CBD
and
Endometriosis,
millions
of
women
are
seeing
positive
and
dramatic
changes
in
their
reproductive
health
from
this
therapeutic
molecule.
If
you
are
interested
in
trying
CBD,
be
sure
to
purchase
high-quality,
3rd
party
tested
CBD
from
reputable
companies.
Always
consult
with
your
doctor
before
starting
a
new
supplement.
For
first-time
CBD
users,
be
sure
to
start
slow
and
with
a
low
dose,
steadily
increasing
until
you
reach
the
desired
effect.


Sources:

Shane Dwyer

Author:


Shane
Dwyer
Shane
Dwyer
is
a
cannabis
advocate
who
isn’t
afraid
to
tell
the
world
about
it!
You
can
find
his
views,
rants,
and
tips
published
regularly
at
The
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Times.

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