Among all the many menopausal symptoms, digestive problems seem to be one of the most common and most worrying.
The digestive system plays a very important part in the body and its overall wellness. This is why digestive problems during menopause can be more of a concern than most people realize.
Here are 3 important things to note about menopausal digestive problems…
- Symptoms of Digestive Problems
Different digestive problems can come with different symptoms, but here are a few of the most common symptoms:
- A false urge to have a bowel movement.
- Hormonal Causes of Digestive Problems
Usually digestive problems can be the result of various causes, but during menopause it is more than likely that it is caused by hormone imbalances. The two main culprits in this situation are cortisol and estrogen.
Cortisol is known as the stress hormone, and is produced by the adrenal gland as a response to a stressful situation. It can have different effects on different people, as some people become extremely hungry when stressed, while other are not able to eat at all. These cases can pose different issues to your digestive system.
When estrogen levels decrease, cortisol levels rise. This can raise blood pressure and blood sugar, and slow down digestion of food. Common symptoms here include gas, bloating and constipation.
- Treatments for Digestive Problems
This is the best place to start, as they are usually the easiest and most cost-effective treatments to apply. Some lifestyle changes include:
- Drinking more water
- Eating more greens
- Getting in more high-Fiber foods
- Getting enough exercise
- Sleeping enough (6-8 hours of quality sleep each night)
Always keep in mind that digestive problems during menopause are associated with hormone imbalance, so look for supplements that bring a natural balance to the hormonal levels. It is best to tackle the problem at its root.
The Manna Menopause Support supplement was specifically formulated to increase estrogen and progesterone the natural way, without any side effects.
We also recommend taking the Manna GUT Support to balance flora and enzymes for optimal digestive health.