Make Natural Remedies for Bloating and Weight Gain

Edited by Maria Sharon Ubando, Lynn, Eng, Nuance

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Besides over-eating, another reason for feeling a little bloated is your monthly menstrual cycle. Bloating or the feeling of having a full stomach all the time occurs in 85 percent of women during their periods. This is due to changes in hormones that cause this retention of fluid and bloated feeling.

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Women gain weight quickly during menstruation. This is not due to fat, but quick water retention due to hormonal changes. You my feel some discomfort for few days. If you are experiencing this regularly, there are natural remedies you can try.

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Natural Remedies to Ease the Discomforts of Bloating

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    Drink fennel tea.
    Fennel seed is known to ease bloating discomfort. If it is not available, you may opt for mint or peppermint tea. It is good for the digestive tract, so it makes you feel more comfortable. Add a teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds to a cup of water. Let it boil for ten minutes, then strain and consume. It has a the subtle taste of liquorice.
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    Lie on your left side and practice very deep breathing for five minutes.
    Breathe deep from your abdomen.
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    Known to be the most powerful gas relieving procedure, do the child's pose "Supta Vajrasana".
    It lets unwanted gas out of your system. The pose is illustrated below.
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Now that you are familiar with some natural remedies for bloating, it would be good to also learn some ways that you can prevent it from happening in the first place.

Ways to Prevent Bloating

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    No fruits after a meal.
    While fruits are beneficial to our health, do not eat them right after a meal. Fruits produce gas that can cause bloating.
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    Eat ONLY when you are hungry.
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    Manners Help.
    As proper table etiquette dictates, never talk while chewing or eating. If you really need to talk during meals, make sure to chew well and swallow first.
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    Eat in the right time intervals.
    You should make sure that the food you have previously eaten has been completely digested before you eat more. That means you would need to allow an interval of three hours in between the meals.
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    Spice it up.
    You may want to add a little more spice to your food, like cumin, black pepper and ginger. All these are known to stimulate digestion.
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    Follow what the Chinese do.
    Do not drink a cold drink while eating. Lukewarm water is recommended, for it helps in proper digestion, thus getting rid of that bloated feeling.
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    No drinks before a meal.
    Do not drink anything half an hour before you eat your meal. Drinking before a meal dilutes the juices in the digestive tract, making food more difficult to digest.
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    Listen to your body.
    There are some dairy products that cause bloating. After eating dairy, take note of how your body reacts. If you have a bad reaction, you need to stay away from the cause - dairy.
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    Minimize your salt intake.
    Too much salt causes bloating. This is especially true when you drink water after eating salty food. For a flatter tummy, do away with this.
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Other Causes of Bloating

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    Flatulence.
    This is a condition when you experience more than usual amounts of gas. The normal frequency of flatulence is about 15 farts a day, though there are some people who pass more gas than that. There isn't a set number that is too much or too few for flatulence, according to experts, but the frequency could be bothering and embarrassing. Cut down on foods like prunes, cabbage, broccoli, apples and sorbitol-containing foods. These foods digest slowly so they produce sulphuric gas.
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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.
    In IBS, the large intestine or the colon is what's affected. It not only causes bloating, but also pains in the abdomen, constipation and cramps. There is nothing wrong with the bowels, but the reaction of the tummy is what's causing the bloating. While this is a common disorder, it does not have a hazardous impact to the overall health of a person.
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    Hormonal Fluctuation.
    Hormonal changes take place in a woman's body when she is expecting or during her monthly period. The hormone progesterone increases, causing the gut movement to slow down. The stomach acts slowly, which leads to bloating. Thirty-minute walks can help ease the discomforts of bloating.
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    Celiac Disease.
    Mainly seen in children, this is a condition in which the body has a bad reaction to gluten-based foods like rye, barley and wheat. A person's immune system deems gluten as a threat to the body, causing the discomfort. The best way to resolve the condition is by seeing a doctor.
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    Ovarian Cancer.
    Feeling bloated can be fine once in a while, but if you experience it too often, it is best to see a doctor. It could be a sign of ovarian cancer. Sometimes grave diseases have simple symptoms, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
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Questions and Answers

If you are 4 foot 9 female and you gain weight will it be mainly in the abdomen with a large stomach?

The proportion of weight will depend on the person being that the weight that is gained will be proportioned depending on the person. The extra weight can be transferred to either their stomach or can be transferred over to their arms and legs. It is true that the people who are shorter will show the weight gain easier than people who are taller for there weight will be distributed over a larger area because of their height.

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If the person gaining weight works using their arms or legs more then the weight will in fact be gained to their stomach. In the end there is no exact way to calculate where on the body that the person will gain all their weight but it is proven that no matter where the weight is gained that it will show easier on a shorter person.

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