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Natural Ways to Alleviate Constipation During Your Monthly Cycle


Published January 5, 2018

Many women experience constipation as a symptom of premenstrual syndrome, but they may not know why. For some women, even those who don’t experience cramping and headaches, they do experience constipation, month after month. The reason why is because of fluctuations in hormone levels. These hormones not only regulate the monthly cycle, they also play a role in the movements of the bowels. When progesterone builds up in the system ahead of the menstrual cycle, it also slows down the movements that keep the digestive system flowing. As some hormones increase, others decrease. This is why diarrhea often follows immediately after constipation. Many women don’t like to talk about constipation, and although it is one of the most common symptoms of PMS, it is less talked about than other symptoms, like mood swings and cramping. So what can be done to prevent hormone-related constipation? Read more…

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