How I deal with bloat
1. Try to avoid foods that I know trigger my bloating. These are different for everyone and sometimes had to figure out. I tried to record what I ate in a food journal along with how I was feeling. This helped me make some predictions on what I thought caused my bloat and I try to avoid these now.
2. Breathing exercises. When I get bloated I get a lot of pain and sometimes feel as though it is harder to breathe. I take time out to take some deep breaths and this usually helps.
3. Get a good night’s sleep. If I haven’t slept well, I find I tend to get bloated easier or even wake up bloated. Getting enough sleep helps me to prevent this.
4. Drinking enough water. Drinking enough water and ensuring I am not dehydrated helps prevent me from getting so bloated.
5. Yoga. I try to do some relaxing yoga when I am bloated to help relax my stomach.
6. Wear loose comfortable clothing. I’m a young girl and want to go out with my friends, however, when I get extremely bloated, I get self-conscious. I try to wear clothes that hide the bloat and are more comfortable.
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