5 ways women can reduce bloating

Now that summer’s in full swing, it’s time to get out your swimsuit, throw on a sundress, or grab a pair of shorts and take advantage of all the hot-weather activities you looked forward to all winter. Unless, of course, a bloated, puffy stomach (or swollen legs, ankles or hands) is putting a damper your plans—and your wardrobe.

Abdominal bloat makes your stomach feel tight, swollen, and uncomfortable. It can be the result of swallowing air, eating gas-producing foods, lactose intolerance, water retention, and a number of other conditions.

You don’t have to suffer. The tips below will help you avoid a bloated, puffy belly while there’s still time to make a few trips to the pool.

Save your summer

If a puffy, bloated abdomen is ruining your summer fun, the team at Providence can help you pinpoint the cause and develop a plan to end your discomfort. Search for a doctor in our regional directory or find a location near you:







Related Resources

Gas, Bloating and Belching: Is it Normal?

Is Your Tummy Trouble All in Your Head?

Alternative Milks Do a Body Good if You're Lactose Intolerant

13 ways to lose water weight

10 tips on belching, bloating, and flatulence

This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professional's instructions.



About the Author

The Providence Women's Health team is committed to providing useful and actionable insights, tips and advice to ensure women of all types can live their healthiest lives.

More Content by Providence Women's Health Team
Previous Article
How to cook for vegans (when you’re not one)
How to cook for vegans (when you’re not one)

Cooking for vegans may be easier than you think. Learn tips for creating flavorful veggie dishes that can s...

Next Article
Tips to make your produce last
Tips to make your produce last

How to select and preserve fresh produce, and a recipe for oven dried tomatoes.