When to see your doctor about feeling bloated
If diet and lifestyle changes don’t help with menopausal bloating, or it persists for more than two weeks, you should visit your doctor to rule out underlying health issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, ulcers, colitis, pancreatic insufficiency, coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease or ovarian cancer.
And then there’s always HRT…
HRT may cause bloating as fluid retention can be exacerbated. Talk to your doctor at your 3 month review if this doesn’t improve. They may consider adjusting your dosage or type of HRT to ease this.
The Hot Flush caveat, there are pros and cons to taking HRT. See our vlog – What Is HRT? We don’t take a view. For further info read our blog Faqs about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It’s for you to decide whether it’s for you or not.