How to Cope with Menopause Digestive Problems

It is natural for women to experience bloating and indigestion when their estrogen levels drop.

This commonly happens during the monthly menstrual cycle and during menopause as well.

The good news is that you do not have to tolerate these digestive problems.

There are simple solutions that work.

Include foods that stimulate digestion in your diet. These should help with menopause bloating and gas as well.

You should include plenty of fruits rich in soluble fiber, the nutrient that stimulates the functioning of the entire digestive tract.

These include apples, cherries and plums.

Other fruits and vegetables that are beneficial because of containing digestive enzymes include pineapples, bananas, figs, cabbage, parsley and leeks.

Yogurt stimulates digestion naturally as it contains probiotics.

Low-fat unsweetened yogurt is the best choice.

Avoid foods that can make the problem worse.

Fat-rich foods should be excluded from your diet completely.

You should not fry your food, but steam it or stew it instead.

Spicy foods are not recommended for menopause digestive problems.

Apart from irritating your stomach, they may prompt hot flashes.

You should avoid coffee, alcohol and carbonated drinks.

These also have adverse effects on digestion and on other menopause symptoms such as mood swings.

Eat five meals a day and downsize your portions. By having two snacks in between meals you will prevent your stomach from getting too full and bloated.

This stimulates the digestion process as well.

It is a good idea to eat foods that stimulate digestion as snacks and to avoid junk food which is often used for snacking.

Downsizing your portions a bit should also make it easier for your digestive system to function optimally.

Eat slowly.

This is among the most effective things that you can do to avoid menopause bloating and indigestion.

By eating slowly and chewing extensively, you will make it easier for the stomach and the intestines to do their job without causing you discomfort.

Another useful tip that can be added here is to avoid drinking anything - including water - during meals.

That way, you will not be making your stomach full.

Be physically active and take walks after meals. By exercising you improve the functioning of all the organs in the body and stimulate the work of the stomach and the lower intestines in particular.

You should definitely work out regularly to cope with the other symptoms of menopause in general.

Walking after a meal should stimulate digestion to a great extend and prevent bloating and gas or relief them depending on the situation.

Learn more about your health online when you read the rest of our information here about: Natural Menopause Relief

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