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The ultimate guide to avoid Menopause bloating




It is no mystery that women’s bodies go through several hormonal changes during perimenopause as well as menopause. This hormone roller coaster also takes a toll on your gut health which often leads to bloating. It may be the result of fluctuating hormones during this period of your life. You’re likely to experience less bloating after menopause when your ovaries stop making estrogen and progesterone, and your body maintains a lower level of hormones.


Bloating causes you to feel extreme fullness, tightness, or swelling in your abdomen and other parts of your body. It may cause discomfort. This happens because your ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After menopause, you can no longer get pregnant. Most women experience menopause in their early 50s, though you can go through it earlier or later. Once you haven’t experienced a period for 12 months, you’re considered postmenopausal. Bloating may occur more frequently in perimenopause than during menopause or postmenopause. During perimenopause, your hormones are changing rapidly. That can lead to higher levels of estrogen. Estrogen causes your body to retain water, which can lead to bloating.


Here are some tips to not let menopause bloating get the best of you-


Since this form of bloating is directly caused by hormones and a decline in gut health, simple lifestyle changes can take you a long way. To begin with, Avoid foods that cause bloating. These include fatty foods, vegetables known to cause extra gas, and dairy products. Also, skip overly processed foods, which have high levels of sugar and salt. Excessive consumption of sugar and salt is harmful for your gut microbiomes. Next comes your activity in a day- avoid having a sedentary lifestyle. Try to work out several times a week, and keep your activity varied from cardiovascular exercises to strength-building ones. Minor things like chewing gum and carbonated beverages can also add to bloating. Naturally, keeping alcohol and smoking at a bay is also important to avoid bloating. Lastly, high levels of hydration and consumption of probiotics will also help with menopause bloating.


It’s very likely that you’ll experience bloating at some point during perimenopause and menopause, or after menopause. There are several causes of bloating. But these simple lifestyle changes will truly help you navigate through the process.

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