Menopause Gas

Solutions for menopause gas. Simple lifestyle changes to improve digestion and decrease bloating.

Avoid Dairy Products

It's estimated that between 60 and 75% of the population is allergic to dairy. 

As women age, they tend to have more stomach issues. This is due to the overuse of antibiotics, white flours, and white sugars that cause imbalances in the gut. 

First of all, see if you are allergic to dairy. Avoid dairy for 14 to 21 days. 

If you're allergic to dairy, you'll have gas, diarrhea, constipation, and possibly irritability, headaches, and anxiety. 

What are good dairy substitutes? 

Rice milk or almond milk are good substitutes. 

Probiotics and digestive enzymes are important. 

Increase green leafy vegetable intake. This will help with your calcium intake. 

Supplementing with vitamin D may also be a good idea. 

Menopause and Bloating

Bloating is pressure or fullness in the abdomen.

Bloating is usually the result of gas or water retention. This is a common experience among menopausal women. 

Hormone imbalances and especially estrogen imbalance is a common cause. 

Other common causes... 

  • Allergies.

  • Chewing gum.

  • Carbonated drinks.

  • Lactose intolerance.

  • GI tract imbalances.

How do you diminish bloating? 

Take digestive enzymes and probiotics. 

Pay attention to foods that cause bloating. Eat a diet high in fiber. Take fish oil. 

Reduce stress by meditating or doing yoga. Avoid carbonated beverages. 

Bioidentical hormone treatment may also be a solution. 

More Tips for a Bloated Tummy

Here are a couple tips for natural ways to deal with a bloated stomach. 

  • Squeeze half a lemon into warm water and drink this half an hour before your meal. Why does this help? This helps because when food goes into your stomach, your stomach acids process food and break up the food preparing it to go to the next process in your body. 

    If your stomach acids haven't activated when you eat your food, you can end up with that bloated feeling. The lemon helps with this acid activation and helps avoid that bloated uncomfortable feeling.

  • Don't drink any water when you eat your meals. Water dilutes stomach acids and this will make it harder for stomach acids to their job. This can lead to a sluggish digestive system and bloated feeling.
Menopause Gas

Eat Healthy to Reduce Menopause Gas

Your menopause gas may have to do with your diet. 

  • The first thing to do is see if you are allergic to dairy products. Eliminate milk, cheese, etc for a week.

  • Next, you need to see if you're gluten tolerant. Cut out gluten for an entire week. 

    Gluten is in bread, crackers, etc. Gluten is in a lot of foods.

  • The next thing to avoid is sodas. Anything with carbonation in it will extend your stomach and stretch your stomach out. This will likely make you more hungry later and then you'll want to eat more. So avoid carbonated drinks.

  • Avoid beer. Beer causes bloating. If you do drink alcohol, do it in moderation and stick to red wine.

  • Sugar free products cause bloating.
  • Especially avoid sugar free gum.

  • Protein bars can also cause bloating. The protein in protein bars are usually synthetic protein and this type of protein can be hard to digest.

Stick to whole foods and organic foods as much as possible. Stay away from processed foods and drink a lot of water. 

Hormone Imbalance and Gas

Mild bloating is often the result of lifestyle factors, such as a stress and diet. 

However, if your menopause gas is chronic, this could be do to an underlying hormonal imbalance. 

Women may also experience more severe bloating during perimenopause and menopause as a result of water retention, intestinal gas, or a decreased bile production. 

The hormones progesterone and estrogen play a significant role. A hormone specialist can help you restore hormone balance with bioidentical hormones

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