How Menopause symptoms can be linked to your gut bacteria
The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, fungi and microflora that lives predominately in the large intestine but also in the mouth and on the skin. Studies have shown that the state of the gut microbiome can have an affect on all the systems and the processes in the body. The human body contains about ten times as many microbes as human cells and 90% of the body is made up of these and only 10% are actual DNA cells.
Are you experiencing hot flushes, low mood, excessive sweating, anxiety, dry mouth, irregular cycle or other associated menopause symptoms?
Many of these issues could be linked to your gut microbiome.
Female sex hormone levels influence the composition of the microbiome in many sites of the body, especially the gut.
An imbalance of the gut microbiome is called dysbiosis and this is where there is too much negative gut bacteria to positive (good vs bad).
Female sex hormones and in particular higher levels of estrogen has been indicated to alter the gut microbiome.
Weight gain also affects 65% of post menopausal women and is associated with the onset of metabolic dysfunction. The gut bacteria affects our metabolism and the lack of estrogen is also likely responsible for weight gain during menopause.
Another link between the gut microbiome and menopausal health is related to bone and has been found to influence bone homeostasis.
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