You probably already know that menopause can commence and continue well into a womans late 40s. In addition to bad moods, insomnia and fatigue, a menopausal woman can experience abdominal bloating as an uncomfortable side effect.

Bloating makes ones abdomen feel tight and full, oftentimes causing pain. The causes of bloating vary - from poor nutrition to anxiety or stress. Like weight gain and fluid retention, bloating can also be a common side effect of hormone therapy.

Here are some tips to help reduce uncomfortable bloating:

Beware that constant bloating after meals can be related to more severe medical diseases - like ulcers, acid reflux, Crohns disease, colitis and even cancer. If bloating continues to bother you, seek advice from your physician as soon as possible.

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