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Bloating in hot weather: How to get rid of bloating fast

Does water retention cause bloating?

If you don’t think it’s any of the above, your bloating could be linked to the hot weather.

Dr Gill Hart Scientific Director at food intolerance testing firm YorkTest Laboratories told during a heatwave last year how hot weather can bring on bloating for a number of reasons.

The first is due to dehydration, and it is very easy for your body to become dehydrated in a long day in the sun.

She said: “When the body isn’t properly hydrated, it actually holds on to water as a safety net mechanism.

“It’s your body’s method of self-defence, because it doesn’t know when it’ll next receive moisture and it needs to conserve what reserves it does have but this process may actually cause bloating.”

The second reason is water retention, said Dr Hart.

She said: “Moisture retention also slows down the digestive process, making you feel sluggish and constipated.”


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