Food Management Tips to Avoid Bloating During Menstruation

There are many causes of abdominal pain, gas, and bloating. But have you ever experienced bloating during your menstrual cycle? What causes bloating during menstruation?

Flatulence can occur when you are on your period and this is known as period bloating. Bloating during menstruation can even cause distension, or marked enlargement of the abdomen.

Bloating and gas, however, do not usually indicate a major medical problem. It is related to what and how you eat. Dietary changes that can help you manage them.

Bloating is caused by fluid or gas retention. However, bloating before and during menstruation can occur as a result of impaired levels of hormones including progesterone and estrogen.

The body retains more salt and water as a result of these hormonal changes. The body’s cells become swollen with water, causing a feeling of bloating.

Launching Health Shots, Tuesday (18/10/2022), Deepti Lokeshappa, MSc Food Science and Nutrition, Senior … Read the rest