Bloating, Diuretics & Diet Modification

Menstrual Bloating and Diuretics

The reason you become bloated around your menstrual cycle is fluid retention caused by hormonal changes in your body.

Diuretics or water tablets can be effective in removing excess fluid from the body.

However, before trying diuretics or water tablets, try eating several small meals rather than one big meal, avoid caffeine and cut down on salt and sugar.

Unless you have a specific medical condition that requires you to take medication, it is better to use diet-modification rather than over-the-counter diuretics or similar supplements.

Diet Advice

For healthy sustained weight loss, choose a diet that follows the Food Pyramid Guidelines and offers diet support, exercise advice and weight loss motivation.