Menopause and Bloating and Water Retention
Many women in menopause are familiar with the traditional menopausal symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness, but they may be less aware that bloating is also a symptom. However, water retention is a hallmark of menopause that can leave you uncomfortable as you reach for elastic-waisted pants.
Many women associate bloating with premenstrual tension, but it can also be associated with menopause. The hormonal changes associated with menopause combined with lifestyle factors can affect how you fit into your favorite clothes and increase your levels of discomfort. Stress and diet are often the primary culprits along with hormones, so if you are struggling with bloating, look closely at your diet.
Soft drinks, carbonated beverages, cauliflower, broccoli, dairy, eggs, beans, apples, onions and caffeine may all increase your risk of bloating. If you are eating a lot of salty snacks, processed foods or fast foods, you may be more likely to bloat as well. You may be able to reduce your levels of water retention simply by eliminating these items from your diet. If you are experiencing excessive amounts of stress in your life, regular exercise, progressive relaxation, yoga and meditation can all help.
Sometimes, however, changing your lifestyle habits or diet may simply not be enough to combat the bloating associated with perimenopause or menopause. That is because your hormones also play a role in how your body retains fluids. DON’T PAUSE is an all-natural option that can give you dramatic relief from water retention and many other uncomfortable menopause symptoms.
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