Bloating Specialist

The Ashford Center

Gynecologists & Advanced Endometrial Ablation Specialists located in Athens, GA

Feeling bloated is a common problem for women around the time of their period. Clinton Ashford, MD, and Rebecca Ashford, MD, FACOG, at The Ashford Center in Athens, Georgia, are experts in Advanced Endometrial Ablation, a minimally invasive procedure that can eliminate premenstrual bloating as well as other premenstrual and menopausal symptoms. To learn more about this innovative technique, call The Ashford Center or schedule a consultation online today.

Bloating

What is bloating and how can it be stopped?

Bloating is the feeling of swelling and overextension in your abdominal area caused by excessive fluid retention in the intestinal walls. This excessive fluid retention and bloating relate to a neuroactive peptide emitted by the degenerating endometrium prior to the period.  

Women complain that their clothes are too tight, rings don’t fit, and their tummies stick out during this time-frame, only to return to normal after the period.  Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center eliminates the underlying cause of the premenstrual fluid retention and bloating by removing the lining of the uterus (endometrium), and women should feel normal, like the week after their periods, every day of the year.

How can endometrial ablation help with bloating?

Have you ever heard a man complain of bloating?  Rarely, if ever. The reason is that most of the sensation that causes women to complain of “bloating” is actually caused by a neuroactive peptide that triggers bowel edema (swelling within the wall of the intestine).  

Some women say that they even have to wear different clothes in the premenstrual time-frame or that they gain 5-10’ of “water weight” on the bathroom scales.  Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center stops premenstrual bloating by removing the lining of your uterus, which means no more menstruating as well bloating! If there’s no endometrium to break down, then the neuropeptide toxin doesn’t get released and you avoid the problem of water retention and bloating!!

Dr. Clint Ashford is at the forefront of his field when it comes to Advanced Endometrial Ablation, a minimally invasive procedure. If you’re considering Advanced Endometrial Ablation as a solution for gynecological problems such as bloating, bear in mind that you won’t be able to get pregnant after the procedure, so you need to be sure your family is complete.

For more information, call The Ashford Center or schedule a consultation online today.