Health News & Info — Bloating

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How To Reduce Bloating and Water Retention

Bloating and water retention is usually completely normal and something that 16-30% of us experience regularly. The causes are usually lifestyle related issues such as poor sleep, poor diet, lack of exercise, stress and in women, hormonal changes. There are certain measures we can take to prevent bloating and reduce the frequency of flare ups which can often be uncomfortable and painful, including: Eating slowly, which helps to reduce the amount of air we consume while we eat. Eating regular meals, for example, eating three balanced meals per day. Avoiding large meals and overeating. Avoid chewing gum and fizzy drinks....

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What Exactly Is A Food Intolerance And How Do I Treat It?

Food intolerances occur when the body has difficulty digesting certain foods. While there is currently no cure for food intolerances, making certain alterations to your diet can help relieve symptoms. In this article you can find: What is a food intolerance? What are the signs and symptoms of a food intolerance? How do you diagnose and treat a food intolerance? What is a food intolerance? A food intolerance refers to the body’s difficulty in digesting a food which can cause unpleasant physical reactions. This impairment may be due to a lack of digestive enzymes or a sensitivity to certain chemicals. Some...

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