Your skirt gets tight around 3 P.M.; your rings are a little snug; your stomach is, well, unsettled: These are the telltale signs of bloat. Before you pop, here's how to deflate.
by Alexandra Owens
We've all been there: One minute your stomach looks perfectly fine (think adorable '90s Britney) and the next you feel out-of-control full and puffy (head-shaving meltdown Britney). The culprit is bloat, which has the obnoxious ability to make your clothes feel tight and your rings pinch without setting off any alarms on the scale.
The beast we call bloat could be one of two very different things. The first is the formation of gas in the digestive tract, which can leave your belly uncomfortable and distended. The other is water retention, a buildup of excess fluid that is more likely to affect your limbs, hands, and feet and can be a sign of a serious medical problem. They both cause a swelling sensation, but they have different triggers--and solutions.
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