Many women find they experience digestive problems during their life. However, despite being a common ailment, it can be frustrating and have a major impact on your day-to-day life. One of the best ways to tackle digestive problems is to learn what causes them and take preventative action.
Deficiencies in micronutrients can have a huge impact on your digestive health. Making sure you absorb the right number of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and phytonutrients is absolutely vital for maintaining good digestive health. Eating a healthy, balanced diet goes a long way towards preventing nutritional deficiencies. Most foods are fine in moderation, but your body's digestive tract can grow stressed if subjected to foods high in sugar and salt regularly.
Dehydration is an underlying cause of many different. To maintain optimum overall health, drink at least eight glasses of water each day. Your entire immune system is reliant upon being hydrated, and digestive health is not exempt from being influenced by dehydration. Keeping hydrated is important for fighting off digestive problems, especially diarrhea caused by infections.
When stress levels rise, so does the possibility of experiencing health problems. High stress levels are one of the main causes of digestive problems. Try to make time for yourself to bring down stress levels and minimize the risk of experiencing or worsening digestive problems. Put aside half an hour a day to do something you enjoy, such as reading a book, taking a bath, or listening to music. In addition, try to implement a regular exercise routine. Exercise can make you feel less stressed while also helping regulate your digestive system.
Suffering from digestive problems during menopause - when you are already struggling with many other symptoms - can be tiring and challenging. But knowing what causes digestive problems can help you prevent and change them.
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- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health. (2008). The Healthy Woman: A Complete Guide for All Ages. Digestive Health, pp. 265-278.