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Digestive problems and menopause

Is the menopause causing you to have digestive problems?

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    Louise Grainger — 21.08.2017 08:41
    Hi feel roasting hot a lot, my stomach has felt terrible all weekend, bloated, painful. I feel irritable, tired generally just awful I am 42. Is this peri menopause?

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      eileen — 22.08.2017 10:28
      HI Louise 42 is still a little young to be starting the menopause (although it can happen in some cases) so this could be caused by a variety of factors. If this continues I would see your doctor but check your diet too, high carb foods and lack of plain water can very easily cause painful bloating! Fatigue, again can be caused by a number of factors, your doctor can test you for low iron and low thyroid function just to rule these out.

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    Jacquie — 21.08.2017 07:05
    I am having terrible trouble with my digestive tract since New Year. I hope by taking a supplement that things will improve and I can get on with life. I'm frustrated as I eat healthily and exercise but still feel fat and frumpy and fed up too

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      eileen — 22.08.2017 10:28
      Hi Jacquie What are your main symptoms and I may be able to suggest something to help.

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    Hazel — 07.08.2017 20:59
    Im 44 and have dizzy spells weight gain memory problems hot then cold thats only half my symptoms dont know if this menopause or not

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