READ ME: 3 tips on how to beat the endo bloat

Endometriosis symptoms are diverse, there is no denying that.

But there are some that seem to affect more women than most.

One of them is endo belly or bloating.

This is one of the symptoms I was most affected by in my 20’s. I was always making sure my outfit suited if I had a bloating flareup while I was out for dinner and constantly had a packet of mints at my desk to help. At that time I thought it was just something I was going to have to live with, but now thankfully I can say I am bloat free.

So what can you do to beat the endo bloat? Lots actually. Here’s my top 3 tips

  • You need to get to know your bloat. What is causing it? It is something. I took countless trips to my doctor during my 20’s to discuss my I.B.S symptoms. And in all honesty for the most part it was a waste of time. That’s because I was ignoring the most powerful tool I had. Awareness. Something is making your bloating worse and you need to become familiar with it. Start a food diary today. Also use a rating system to rate your stress levels and what day of your cycle you are on.

  • Invest in some peppermint oil capsules. There have been a number of studies * performed on the efficacy of peppermint oil in the treatment of I.B.S like symptoms such as bloating. You can also supplement your diet with peppermint tea.

  • And finally watch out for those lifestyle habits that might be making your bloating worse. Are you chewing gum? Drinking fizzy drinks or even fizzy water? Are you eating foods with artificial sweeteners? All of these things could be making your bloating worse so its important to watch out for them.

    * https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24100754

    Want more tips on how to manage your endo bloating especially in the longer term? I’ve got a 16 page guide (including a food diary template) where I show you some short and longer term categories to help you manage your bloating.

    All you need to do is enter your details below and I’ll send it straight to you.

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Lauren Healy