Hormonal imbalance during peri-menopause is one of the primary causes of digestive problems for women between the ages of 45 and 55. Luckily there are treatments that can bring a woman’s hormones back in balance and relieve her digestive problems and other menopausal symptoms.
There are different symptoms of digestive problems that can indicate different causes. Below of some of the common symptoms of digestive problems:
- A false urge to have a bowel movement
Causes of Digestive Problems
As a woman’s body prepares for menopause, production of her hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone, begin to decrease. The hormones regulate many different functions of the body, and when their levels are altered prior to menopause, she may experience some or all of the menopause symptoms, including digestive problems.
Cortisol is a “stress hormone” produced by the adrenaline gland involved in stress responses. It is known to impede digestion and create digestive problems, among other adverse reaction, such as anxiety and panic disorders. As a result of imbalanced hormones during menopause there is a high level of cortisol in a woman’s body.
Estrogen has an restraining effect on the stress-hormone cortisol. When estrogen is too low, levels of cortisol rise, raising blood pressure and blood sugar, and slowing down the release of stomach acid and the emptying of the stomach into the small intestine. This can create some of the symptoms of digestive problems such as gas, bloating and constipation.
Download the free Manna Menopause e-book to read more about the other causes of digestive discomfort. Take the Manna Menopause Supplement to increase estrogen levels the natural way without any side effects.