Abdominal bloating is a very recurring and common symptom most women experience during their lives. There are so many reasons why they may feel bloated and most of these causes are harmless and easily treatable with few tips and tricks.
Below are five common reasons why you could be feeling bloated:
Carbonated drinks are a very common cause of bloating. When you drink a lot of Soda and Carbonated Beverages you tend to fill your stomach with lots of gas, that gas can get trapped in the digestive system which can lead to bloating and even cramping.
Water retention around the abdomen is also the main reason for bloating and the main cause of this is using too much salt for cooking. You also need to avoid consuming foods that already have added salts such as processed foods, canned soup, or frozen items.
Artificial sweetener contains chemical compounds called sucralose, aspartame, and cyclamate that the digestive system cannot break down easily, which can lead to bloating and formation of gas causing indigestion.
During periods, changes in estrogen and progesterone levels are very common. These changes can cause the body to retain more water and salt that can cause the body’s cells to be swollen, hence leading to bloating.
Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt, and butter are excellent sources of protein and calcium. Daily intake of dairy products is really important however, about 75% of people can’t break down lactose (a sugar found in dairy products). This can majorly impact the digestive system causing bloating, diarrhea, and even cramping.