Menopause Symptoms - Digestive Disorders
What can we do about Digestive Disorders during Menopause?
Looking after the gut is paramount to our long term health, not just our menopause. During menopause you may suffer from the following: bloating, indigestion, acid reflux, painful abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhoea, weight gain, flatulence and nausea. To make matters worse (don't shoot the messenger!) the other bad news is that existing conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be exacerbated by menopause.
So how can we address these often very uncomfortable & often embarrassing side affects of an unhealthy gut?
1 - keep a diary and note down the foods that are causing your particular symptom.
2 - avoid alcohol in excess suggests the Menopause Lifestyle Sultion
3 - cut down on refined sugars and fizzy drinks and cartoned/ bottled juices
4 - avoid gluten says Livia Francis
5 - get some exercise and MOVE more to help your digestion.
6 - avoid heavy meals at night
7 - Drink more water