New Study Finds Cannabinoids Are Involved In Regulating Bladder Function
A new study published in the journal Neurourology and Urodynamics, and published online by the National Institute of Health, has found that our body’s endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating bladder function, and cannabinoids may provide treatment for urinary tract dysfunction.
According to researchers; “Evidence suggests components of the endocannabinoid system are involved in regulation of bladder function, possibly at several levels of the micturition pathway.” They continue; “Amplification of endocannabinoid activity.. may be an attractive drug target in specific pathways involved in LUTS [lower urinary tract symptoms]”.
They also note that; “Cannabinoids are reported to reduce sensory activity of isolated tissues, cause antihyperalgesia in animal studies of bladder inflammation.. and appear to have effects on storage symptoms in humans”.
The study was conducted by researchers at the Urological Research Institute at the San Raffaele Scientific Institution in Italy, as well as the Department of Clinical Pharmacology in Sweden.