As we age, our body reduces its production of digestive enzymes and digestive acids. This means our ability to correctly breakdown food reduces and symptoms can start to appear. Foods that you used to be able to eat without concern are now making you feel sick. Food sensitivities, bloating, gas, heartburn, altered bowel movements, cramps, hemorrhoids, are becoming more common.
On top of this, common symptoms related to menopause such as weight gain, mood swings, hormonal imbalances, sleep problems, fatigue, etc may actually be signs of digestive dysfunction rather than being related to your menopausal transition.
Menopause and Digestion
Menopause Nutrition Basics