That swollen, tight feeling in your abdomen right before your period starts, makes you even question if you’ve suddenly gained a few pounds overnight – ever wondered what happens? How do you deal with period bloating?
Bloating is a common PMS symptom that makes you feel like you’ve gained weight, but it’s really not the case. Hormonal changes cause your body to retain more salt and water, making the cells.
How Long Does It Last?
It usually begins 1-2 days before your period and goes away on its own once you’ve bled for a few days.
How Can You Manage It?
- Increase potassium intake (Potatoes, Bananas, Tomatoes)
- Reduce intake of carbs
- Engage in exercise
- Avoid alcohol and coffee
- Drink lots of water
- Skip Fizzy drinks
- Slowly add fiber to your diet
- Practice mindful eating
- Eat appropriate portions