Dealing with Menopause Bloat – Zenwise Dealing with Menopause Bloat – Zenwise

Dealing with Menopause Bloat

Think hot flashes and mood changes are the worst part of “The Change”? Well, think again because perimenopausal and menopausal bloating can be equally challenging.

If you are dealing with bad bloating and gas that seems to come out of nowhere, you are not alone. According to, 30 to 60 percent of menopausal women report an increase in gas during this time, leading researchers to believe that hormonal fluctuations also play a role in the production of gas.

Let’s take a closer look at this vexing issue and find out what you do about it.


Why Does it Happen?

Let's tackle the big question: why does menopausal bloating happen in the first place? Well, ladies, we can point our fingers at our ever-changing hormones. As we journey through perimenopause and into full-blown menopause, our estrogen and progesterone levels start to fluctuate like crazy.

These hormonal rollercoasters can wreak havoc on our bodies' ability to regulate fluids, leading to that uncomfortable, bloated feeling. It's like our hormones are throwing a party in our bodies, and bloating is the uninvited guest who won't leave. Click here for more info on Menopause and Gut Health.


Other Causes of Menopause Bloating

But hormones aren’t the only culprits here. Stress, oh stress – the silent saboteur of our well-being. When we're stressed, our bodies release cortisol, the "stress hormone," which can mess with our digestion and lead to bloating. Click here for more info on The Impact of Stress on Digestion.

Plus, let's remember our good ol' friend, lack of exercise. When we're not moving our bodies enough, things can get backed up, if you catch our drift. And don't even get us started on our diets – too much salty, processed goodness can leave us feeling like a balloon that's about to burst.


How to Stop Menopause Bloating

Now that we know why menopausal bloating likes to crash our party let's talk about how to kick it to the curb.

  1. Hydration station – Drinking plenty of water can help flush out excess fluids and keep bloating at bay. Plus, staying hydrated is just good for you in general, so bottoms up!
  2. Move that body! – Regular exercise helps relieve stress (see ya later, cortisol!) and gets things moving in the digestive department. stick with it. Working up a sweat helps relieve water retention and move food through the digestive system.
  3. Make friends with fiber – Load up on fiber-rich foods like fruits, veggies, and whole grains to keep things moving smoothly through your digestive tract. Wondering how to start? Read How to Ease the Transition to Whole Foods.
  4. Up your probiotics game – Yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, and other probiotic foods can promote digestive health. They're like little superheroes for your gut, keeping everything balanced and bloating in check. What’s more, Zenwise® has a probiotic formula designed just for you. It’s called Zen-o-Pause™, and it helps ease menopause symptoms and belly bloat.


How to Prevent Menopause Bloating

Now that we've got a handle on how to stop menopausal bloating in its track, let's talk about how to prevent it from crashing our party altogether. First things first, prioritize self-care. Make time for relaxation and stress relief activities like meditation, deep breathing, or indulging in your favorite hobbies. Your body and mind will thank you!

Pay attention to what you're putting into your body. Opt for whole, nutrient-rich foods and steer clear of processed junk that can wreak havoc on your digestive system. And hey, if you want to indulge now and then, go for it – just don't make it a habit. Are you frustrated by weight management efforts? Head to Menopause Madness: Why Weight Loss is Tough for more intel.

Lastly, listen to your body. If something doesn't feel right, don't ignore it. Whether it's bloating, pain, or a general sense of unease, your body is trying to tell you something. So, tune in, take care of yourself, and keep on shining, you beautiful, bloating-battling babes!



And since you’re tuning into yourself, how about learning more about digestive supplements that can support you big time? Our customer service team is eager to answer any and all questions. So, give ‘em a holler at or M-F from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST at (800) 940-1972. 

And as always, all Zenwise® products are backed by the "Eat Freely...or it’s Free" guarantee!

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