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Bloated while pregnant? Your hormones are to blame. Here's what you can do about it, Lifestyle News

Bloated while pregnant? Your hormones are to blame. Here's what you can do about it, Lifestyle News
Bloating during pregnancy - is it normal? Mums, do you constantly feel as though your belly is about to explode? You're not alone. Many women experience bloating during pregnancy at some point or another. As hormone levels rise during pregnancy, all muscles in the body, including those in the digestive tract, relax. This can result in burping, bloating and flatulence...

Dr Lori Tishler, medical director for the Phyllis Jen Center for Primary Care at Brigham and Women's Hospital says that when women's estrogen begins to fluctuate at the peri-menopausal stage (mid-forties), it results in water retention, gas, and bloating.Too much high-fibre meals, on the other hand, might produce bloating and gas.A high-fibre diet, on the other hand, may assist some people to minimise gas and bloating.Wheat, wheat bran, and wheat products promote fermentation in the large intestine, which can produce gas and bloating.

Gas and bloating are prevalent throughout pregnancy.As hormone levels rise during pregnancy, all muscles in the body, including those in the digestive tract, relax.

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