Menopause Symptoms - Bloating

What causes bloating during menopause?

Bloating is one of the most frustrating symptoms - feeling swollen can be very uncomfortable indeed. Bloating can occur more frequently in perimenopause than during menopause or postmenopause. This is because 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. It could also be your food choices. Your food choices could be causing inflammation in your gut which then has the knock-on effect of bloating. There are things you can do to lessen the effects of painful bloating.

Top tips to help with Bloating:

  • Staying hydrated

  • Exercising regularly

  • Avoiding trigger foods

  • Avoiding carbonated beverages

  • Not chewing gum

  • Quitting smoking

  • Eat a more balanced diet

  • Reduce your salt intake

  • Take a good probiotic