Manage episode 328064034 series 3127058
This episode is very special for peri- and post-menopausal women. We will link your hormones and your gut issues, sit back and connect the dots, or your symptoms!
Gastrointestinal symptoms in midlife are an important unaddressed area of women’s health.
While most cases of IBS in women are diagnosed before the age of 35, we can’t lose sight that midlife changes of a woman’s body and imbalanced hormones may contribute to gut symptoms in midlife.
IBS is known as a multifactorial gut-brain condition. Remember IBS is an accumulation of symptoms that are undiagnosed as another disease process.
Women between the ages of 40 and 65 typically experience multiple challenges brought on my menopause.
This is also a period when many women seek health care for gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and alternations in bowel function such as diarrhea and constipation. Menopause definitely comes with mental and emotional triggers.