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What do you take to alleviate bloating?

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Bloating can be relieved by taking diuretic pills or water pills, such as Diurex. It is recommenced to try other methods, like drinking water and changing diet before taking diuretics, according to WebMD.

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Bloating is caused by water retention and has many causes, such as premenstrual syndrome and food allergies. Diuretic supplements work by increasing the amount of salt and water that flow through the kidneys. Because of this, those with kidney problems should not use diuretics. Other methods to prevent bloating include drinking a lot of water, limiting salt intake and exercise. Certain foods are also natural diuretics and may help with bloating, such as lemon, certain teas, and asparagus, according to WebMD. If bloating is consistently a problem, consult a physician.

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