Autoimmune Diseases and Cannabis Part 3 – Endometriosis
In the third installment of this 10-part series, we take an in-depth look at utilizing cannabinoid therapies for 1 of the most common autoimmune diseases, endometriosis. This autoimmune disorder can be caused by a wide variety of different things; luckily, however, through herbal and/or modern therapies, many endometriosis patients are able to find relief. This autoimmune disorder affects an estimated 176 million women globally. Endometriosis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by the growth of endometrial-like tissue on the outside of the uterus resulting in pain, abnormal menstrual cycles, and pain during intercourse, among other symptoms. Research to date offers great hope and the utilization of cannabinoid therapies as a treatment for those living with endometriosis. A 2017 study regarding cannabinoids and endometriosis found that cannabinoids decreased the growth of endometrial tissue as well as promoted apoptosis. The study suggested that cannabinoid therapies could be successfully employed to bring relief to endometriosis patients from various symptoms. Check out this article to learn more about how cannabinoid therapies may help those living with endometriosis.