The #1 Thing No One Wants to Talk About on Their Period

When I asked friends about whether they get bloating during their periods, I was met with a few raised eyebrows and uncomfortable looks. It is, at least from my own personal experience, something that many women still don't want to talk about. Despite the fact that close to 70% of women suffer from it, we often stick to chatting about our actual period pain and not the "other stuff" that's also pretty uncomfortable (and, let's be honest, a little embarrassing, what with the excess gas that comes with it).

The truth is that bloating is a common part of your menstrual cycle, thanks to all those hormone fluctuations. (Note to self: Must remember that being a woman is really great.) But don't just resign yourself to feeling even worse during your time of the month. There are tricks out there that can help. Keep scrolling to find out about bloating during your period and what experts say you can do to ease the discomfort and make things a little easier.

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