Decode Your Body Language
Does your partner constantly complain about snoring? Do friends get grossed out by your burping? These noises could be nothing, or they might be a serious medical condition. Learn how to read between your body language, and if they warrant a trip to the doctor.
Body Language: Growling TummyWhat it means: Usually it’s just your stomach and intestinal muscles contracting, which is a normal part of digestion. Stress can kick muscle contractions into high gear, too, which might explain why your belly is embarrassingly vocal every time you’re in an important meeting.
What to do: Track your symptoms. Certain foods―like dairy products and high-carb items―might raise the noise factor. If the sounds crank up while you’re menstruating, try taking 250 milligrams of magnesium at bedtime for a few days pre-period to ease the gas and constipation that often cause gut gurgles.