Bloating

Hormone Therapy Institute

Orlandis Wells, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Henderson, NV

As you head towards menopause, the list of symptoms you experience starts growing and may include persistent bloating. At the Hormone Therapy Institute, Orlandis Wells, MD, is experienced in diagnosing hormone imbalances that cause uncomfortable, embarrassing bloating. He offers advanced hormone therapies to address the root cause of your bloating and helps free you from other disruptive menopause-related issues. To find out if hormone therapy is right for you, call the Henderson, Nevada, clinic today or use the online booking system.

Bloating Q & A

What is bloating?

Bloating is an issue that makes your abdomen feel very tight, full, or swollen. As a result of bloating, you may feel frequently uncomfortable and unable to fit in your clothes without difficulty.

While bloating isn’t generally a cause for immediate medical attention, the condition can make it difficult to go to work or enjoy an active social life. If you experience frequent abdominal pain as the result of bloating, don’t delay medical attention.

What causes bloating?

Bloating is a common symptom of perimenopause, the time leading up to the permanent end of your periods. The condition is typically the result of a fluctuation of estrogen hormone levels that cause your body to retain more water than normal.

You may also experience bloating due to:

  • Diet
  • A lack of exercise
  • Excessive stress
  • Underlying medical conditions

Dr. Wells can determine the root cause of your bloating symptoms and, if he determines a hormone imbalance is at fault, can create a custom treatment plan using hormone therapy to treat it.

How can hormone therapy resolve bloating?

After a comprehensive hormone test, Dr. Wells can tell if your bloating may be a side effect of a fluctuation or low levels of estrogen or other hormones. He can provide you with supplemental hormones to rebalance your body and address the root cause of your bloating symptoms.

Dr. Wells’ holistic approach and hormone therapy can be highly effective at reducing episodes of bloating. However, the replacement hormones need time to work. To help reduce episodes of bloating in the meantime, Dr. Wells may recommend lifestyle changes that can keep you comfortable.

What changes can I make to reduce bloating?

To help reduce bloating that results from hormone fluctuations, you should focus on eating healthy, fresh foods and avoid consuming highly processed, salty, and sugary foods. Also use caution when eating fatty foods, beans, dairy products, and other foods that cause gas.

You can also reduce bloating and improve your digestive system by staying both properly hydrated and active. Walking or strength-building exercises are a great way to stay in shape and keep your digestive system healthy.

If frequent bloating during perimenopause is interfering with your life, schedule a consultation with Dr. Wells today. You can book an appointment with the online booking feature or call the Hormone Therapy Institute directly.

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