Most menopausal women are all too familiar with bloating. The symptom, with its cramps, feelings of fullness, and acute discomfort is a key mark of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), affecting women throughout their adult lives. Unfortunately, bloating can continue with a vengeance into menopause. But with the right knowledge, it can be treated.
If you’re experiencing bloating during menopause, a combination of lifestyle changes and alternative medicines can help get you on the path to relief.
The Causes of Bloating Associated with Menopause
But before we talk about the treatments of bloating, it is important to discuss the condition’s causes. The root cause of bloating during menopause is hormonal imbalance. Hormones like estrogen play a key role in your body’s water retention. When levels of this hormone rise and fall during the onset of menopause, water levels in your body fluctuate accordingly, leading to feelings of bloating. Factors like diet and stress can contribute to this effect.
In addition to water retention, many researchers believe an increase in intestinal gas in menopausal women may be at least partially due to hormonal imbalance. Many foods, including dairy products, beans, apples, onions and broccoli can contribute to this effect.
The Treatments for Bloating Associated with Menopause
The most effective treatments of bloating aim to tackle the root cause of hormonal imbalance. And often, the most effective ways to balance your hormones is sitting right under your nose: the food you eat and the activities you partake in.
Simple lifestyle changes like eating right and exercising more can have a surprising impact on relieving many of your menopause symptoms, including bloating, because they boost your body’s natural production of hormones like estrogen and progesterone. They also make you feel better in general. Also, engaging in relaxing activities can help relieve a common trigger of bloating, stress.
Sometimes, something more than simple lifestyle changes is needed. Alternative medicines like estrogenic and non-estrogenic herbs may help you find relief. These herbs aim to correct hormonal imbalance at the source, either by introducing compounds that mimic estrogen in the human body, or by stimulating your body’s natural production of this vital hormone.
The Manna Menopause support contains phyto-estrogen (plant derived estrogen) to help increase estrogen levels in the most natural way without any side effects.
If the bloating perseveres, you can also use the Manna GUT Support to reinstate healthy flora and digestive enzymes. When gut health has been damaged by medication, stress and poor eating habits, it can also lead to bloating and stomach cramps.