Endometriosis is a disease that affects nearly 200 million women worldwide. The resulting pain and inflammation caused by this condition is often excruciating. Below, we’ve compiled current research and treatment options for Endometriosis as well as the potential benefits of CBD in reducing and alleviating symptoms.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of tissue similar to the tissue that lines the uterus or endometrium, but in other parts of the female anatomy. As this tissue responds directly to monthly menstruation periods, symptoms vary from abnormally heavy bleeding during menstruation to acute pain and inflammation in other areas of the body. The concentration of this tissue and the symptoms that occur as a result of its growth takes place mainly in the pelvic cavity, but can also extend to the bowels, appendix, fallopian tubes, peritoneum and ovaries.
What Causes Endometriosis
Several causes of the condition have been identified, including genetic factors or family history as well retrograde menstruation whereby during a woman’s menstrual cycle, blood flows backwards to the pelvis through the fallopian tubes. Other potential causes are metaplasia, during which normal pelvic tissue converts to endometriosis as well as pregnancy during older age, early menstruation (11 years old or earlier), excessive alcohol use, changes in the immune system and low body weight.
Treatment for Endometriosis
Only a half century ago, allopathic medicine was still recommending pregnancy as the main viable solution for Endometriosis. Luckily, more recent research and innovation has discovered effective means to relieve this condition, though at this time there is still no cure. One of the most common treatments is “Deep Excision” during which the lesions where the unwanted tissue is found is removed from beneath its surface. Surgeons can also employ the “Cold-excision” method whereby lasers can burn off the endometriosis lesions. Though proven effective, if the lesions are not properly removed from beneath the surface, unwanted tissue can grow back.
In July, 2018, the FDA approved the first pill specifically for Endometriosis symptoms called Orilissa.
Cannabidiol (CBD) as a Natural Alternative for Endometriosis Symptoms
Over the past decade, millions of women experiencing extreme pain, inflammation, nausea, fatigue, bloating and anxiety during their menstrual cycles as a result of Endometriosis have been using CBD to alleviate these symptoms. Studies have shown that CBD is an effective anti inflammatory in addition to working as an effective indirect antagonist on CB receptors that process anxiety and pain in the body.
At Plants Not Pills CBD, several women have reported a reduction in cramping and general pain associated with their menstrual cycles with the Revive THC Oil in 1200 and 2400 mg varieties. The interaction of CBD with a small amount of the principal psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been shown to be especially effective in pain and inflammation reduction in what is known as an “Entourage Effect”. Please note that all THC levels in Plants Not Pills CBD products are less than 0.3% and not enough to cause any “high” or euphoric effects.
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If you or a loved one is affected by endometriosis, we encourage you to browse our selection of CBD products at www.plantsnotpillscbd.com . Should you have any questions on what product may aid in the reduction or alleviation of a certain symptom, feel free to email email@example.com or call us directly at 888.247.3420