Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 people with uteruses, and often causes the sufferer a great amount of pain, usually during menstruation and and may lead to fertility issues later on in life.
Endometriosis can physically manifest in a range of ways, including:
Although research is limited on what causes endometriosis, some risk factors have been identified. They include:
Preliminary research conducted in New South Wales suggests that cannabis may be effective in managing the adverse symptoms of endometriosis - namely pain, insomnia, nausea, anxiety and depression. Australians who use cannabis to manage their endometriosis self-reported experiencing less intense pain and improved sleep quality.
Some of the cannabis products that have shown to be beneficial treatments to Endometriosis sufferers include:
They can be consumed as an oil, vape liquid, sprays and wafers.
If you or a loved one are suffering from Endometriosis and are considering medicinal cannabis as a potential treatment, please speak to your GP or to one of our SAS accredited doctors here.