How to deal with bowel issues during your period

Why you get gassy during your period and what to do about it.

According to Women's Health, this is because of "the hormone progesterone and prostaglandins can make the smooth muscle in your intestines more or less active."

To help deal with this, experts recommend

  • avoid foods like beans and cabbage

To help with the discomfort that comes from PMS, ginger, chamomile or peppermint tea is also recommended.

Should your period seem to trigger bloody diarrhoea or abdominal pain that causes you to be unable to eat, you must consult your physician immediately as it could be a sign of endometriosis.

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