Menopause and Digestive Symptoms-What is going on with my digestive system?

Menopause brings a hormonal imbalance due to it being on of the primary causes for digestive problems. Woman who are between the ages of 45 to 55 years old who are beginning or who are already in the stages of menopause . When a  woman’s estrogen and progesterone production begins to decrease or fluctuate, which affects the regulation of certain bodily functions.  Not all gastrointestinal issues are not the direct result of hormones, what can also be contributed to hormone  imbalance is stress and unhealthy eating habits, the use of alcohol.

There are four areas involved in your digestive system

  1. Gas-When your estrogen levels drop, levels of cortisol rise. This can cause blood pressure and blood sugars to  rise .
  2. Constipation-The digestive tract’s movement may slow down, due to the nutrients decreasing and the intestines may become sluggish during and after menopause.
  3. Irritable Bowel Syndrome-IBS causes the nervous system to release neurotransmitters that can change the way large intestine functions.
  4. Bloating and Lactose Intolerance-Bloating can come from stress, or unhealthy diet. But for most menopausal women bloating is caused by imbalanced hormone of estrogen which is the most common cause.

Menopausal women should take proper vitamin and mineral supplements, but it is also recommended that you talk with your medical professional and describe your symptoms in detail before taking any medicines and supplements.

There is some basic understanding that you need to know. Watch the video. It will give you some clear yet basic knowledge of the Digestive system.

Menopause and digestive symptoms are experience with women who are menopausal in various ways. Some women may suffer server problems, some suffer little, and some may not have any problems at all.

I hope that you have found this information insightful and has provided you with some simple understanding about your menopause and digestive symptoms. Leave a comment, question or suggestion below this post.

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