TOO MUCH GAS
Bloating, the feeling of having a stomach full of gas seems to be unavoidable in every woman. And bloating is not pretty: those who experience it have a swollen belly that makes you look plumper than you really are. Ugh.
While mild bloating is often the result of lifestyle factors. Chronic built up of gas and bloating can all be influenced by hormones. Excess estrogen play a significant role in bloating.
PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)
Hormone changes can slow down bowel movement, resulting in more gas retention, which causes a swollen stomach. This is why we feel bloated in the days leading up to our periods.
PERIMENOPAUSE AND MENOPAUSE
During these turning points in our lives as women, our estrogen levels fluctuate erratically and bloating becomes more chronic. Our progesterone levels are also below where they should be, and since progesterone is a natural diuretic, this change causes us to experience bloating.
While having too much estrogen can lead to bloating, having too little estrogen can also contribute to this dreaded “I have a belly that looks like a watermelon” symptom. That's because estrogen also has an effect on the production of bile - when estrogen levels are low, bile production decreases. Bile is fluid produced by the liver that supports the digestion of fats from the food we eat. It also acts a lubricant for our small intestines. Without proper lubrication, stool can accumulate within the small intestines and cause bloating, as well as constipation.
2 SIMPLE STEPS THAT YOU CAN JUST 3 MINUTES A DAY
Take some Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream and massage the belly and lower back in a clock-wise motion every night. The natural blend of Chasteberry, Fenugreek and Wild Yam delivers a rich dose of botanical nutrients that harmonises the underlying imbalances and eases the symptoms of built up gas and indigestion.
Grab a bottle of Meditrina Moxa Pain Relief Essence, apply a couple of drops on the belly and lower back. It works like a do-it-yourself needless acupuncture, acting on energy (Qi) stagnation. Powerful traditional chinese medicinal (TCM) plant extracts like Chinese Ginseng and Star Anise facilitates the elimination of gas and stools from the stomach, effectively relieving a bloated belly. Carry it in your bag and use it whenever you need to.