Does Menopause Cause Constipation?

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Going through menopause can cause constipation and other stomach-related discomfort due to the changes in a woman's body, according to Digestive Problems. Other gastrointestinal problems associated with menopause include cramps, gas, diarrhea, bloating, constipation and false digestive alarms, notes A. Vogel.

Menopause usually happens in women between the ages of 45 to 55, in which a hormonal imbalance can occur within the body. The hormonal changes that happen when a woman is going through menopause can cause a shift in the body and make things that once functioned normally get thrown off balance, according to A. Vogel. For example, adrenaline can be released when estrogen is no longer found in the body. The side effects of this are bloating, gas and constipation.