Causes of stomach bloating associated with PMS｜Introduction of countermeasures
Are you suffering from premenstrual bloating?
Premenstrual bloating can also be PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome).
In this article, we will explain the following for those who are worried about premenstrual bloating.
- Characteristics of bloating associated with PMS
- causes of bloating
- How to deal with stomach bloating
- It is also important to prepare the intestinal environment
Please refer to those who are concerned about stomach bloating associated with PMS.
Characteristics of bloating associated with PMS
Premenstrual bloating is one of the most common symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome).
If you have constipation and abdominal pain in addition to bloating, you may have bloating as a symptom of PMS.
PMS (premenstrual syndrome) is a physical and mental disorder that lasts 3 to 10 days before menstruation occurs. Once menstruation begins, symptoms tend to subside.
PMS causes physical disorders such as bloating, constipation, abdominal pain, headaches, and swelling of the hands and feet, as well as mental disorders such as irritability and depression.
The symptoms of PMS vary from person to person and may occur alone or in combination.
Also read the following articles
Dealing with Depressive Feelings Caused by PMS
Causes of PMS bloating
The exact cause of the bloating associated with PMS is unknown.
However, progesterone (luteinizing hormone), which is secreted after ovulation and before menstruation, is thought to have an effect .
Progesterone is a female hormone that is necessary for maintaining pregnancy.
However, progesterone slows down bowel movements.
Bloating is a condition of gas in the intestines.
Increased progesterone slows down the movement of the intestines, causing gas, bloating, constipation, and abdominal pain.
How to deal with bloating associated with PMS
Common ways to deal with stomach bloating include taking precautions in daily life and using antiflatulent agents, antifoaming agents, and Chinese herbal medicines .
Intestinal regulating agents regulate stomach condition and prevent gas from accumulating, while antifoaming agents have the effect of crushing gas. Among over-the-counter medicines, there are also medicines containing intestinal regulating and antifoaming ingredients, which are effective for bloating and constipation1).
There is also an online service that allows you to take a medical interview supervised by a doctor for free on LINE, and receive custom-made Chinese herbal medicine that suits you. If for some reason you do not have time to go to the hospital and would like to receive Chinese herbal medicine that suits you, consider ordering online.
▼ You can consult Kampo on LINE
Click here for a free consultation supervised by a doctor
However, if you experience bloating or constipation every time before menstruation, and it interferes with your daily life, consider visiting a gynecologist.
You can also consider using low-dose pills to help balance your hormones, after consulting with your doctor.
It is also important to prepare the intestinal environment
As a countermeasure for stomach bloating, let's be conscious of trimming the intestinal environment in everyday life .
It is said that accumulation of gas, which causes bloating, occurs when the intestinal environment is disturbed and bad bacteria increase.
Also, it is important to prepare the intestinal environment to relieve constipation.
A regular lifestyle and a well-balanced diet are the basics for maintaining a healthy intestinal environment.
In addition, fermented foods such as natto, rice bran pickles, miso and soy sauce are said to be good as a dietary habit to increase the good bacteria in the intestines.
In this article, we will discuss the causes and treatments for PMS bloating.
The points are summarized below.
- Bloating is one of the symptoms of PMS. Constipation and abdominal pain may accompany
- The exact cause of PMS-associated bloating is unknown, but progesterone is thought to play a role
- Stomach bloating can be treated with over-the-counter medicines such as antiflatulents and antifoams, as well as herbal medicines.
- Even in daily life, be conscious of adjusting the intestinal environment
If you are worried about premenstrual bloating, please refer to this article.
1) Kobayashi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.: Gaspitan a package insert https://www.kobayashi.co.jp/seihin/gpt/pdf/gpt.pdf