Maintaining digestive health through cycles of life is quite different for women than it is for men. As female hormones change from adolescent through various stages of adulthood, digestive health may also change. Factors such as pregnancy, menopause and stress can result in conditions that need to be addressed. In addition, certain gastrointestinal diseases are more common in women than men.

It’s helpful for women to know the changes that might occur as they age and what symptoms could be of concern. This article, “What Women Need to Know About Their Digestive Health,” provides a good overview of common lifecycle changes and how women can be proactive in maintaining their GI health.

If you’re experiencing digestive changes that are causing you discomfort or concern, contact the Women’s Center for GI Health. Our female doctors specialize in gastroenterology for women.