15 Embarrassing Digestive Health Problems, Solved

Belly Bloat, Stomach Gurgles, Farting in Bed? Answers from A Woman's Guide to a Healthy Stomach (16 Photos)

Jacqueline L. Wolf on Mar 10, 2011 at 10:42PM

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15 Embarrassing Digestive Health Problems, Solved

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"My belly bloats up by the end of the day and I look 7 months pregnant."

Eliminate any foods that cause increased gas, as this may cause bloating. (The National Institutes of Health site provides a list of foods that cause gas.)  Probiotics, reducing your stress and strengthening your abdominal muscles may also help. If bloating continues, try wearing loose clothing. Elastic-waisted clothes can expand during the day and be hidden by beautiful oversize sweaters. Most times no one else will notice. Don’t broadcast your problem to your date or companion. Keep it to yourself.

Text Copyright © 2011 by Jacqueline Wolf. Text used by arrangement with Harlequin Books S.A. Trademarks are owned by Harlequin Enterprises Limited or its affiliated companies. Used under license.

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