If your tummy isn’t as flat as it used to be, it’s time to work out why. Most of the time, bloating can be eased with some simple self-help measures. But occasionally it is a sign of something more serious that needs medical advice.
In the Summer 2006 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, GP Dr Sally Hope takes a look at common causes of a bloating look – weight gain, fluid retention or air build-up – and how to deal with them. She also covers more serious causes, like an underactive thyroid. Getting that bloated feeling?