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what's a good way to fight belly fat?

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Diet & Exercise: The best way to lose fat is to lose weight. The best way to lose weight is to exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet. There is no way to selectively 'lose weight' from one body part, unless you choose cosmetic surgery or body sculpting procedures. You can tone your abs, but this alone will not help you lose belly fat.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Got to find a way every day to burn more calories out than you take in. to be thin
Jan 22, 2012
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There's no such: Thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise.

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Is fat storage in my waist and abdominal region genetic?

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To some extent.: Truncal obesity is one of the major risk factors. There is a genetic predisposition, but just like with any case of obesity - it is a simple calory count math. If one uses more calories, then he or she consumes, the weight will reduce.
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What's the role of the liver in aiding digestion?

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My stomach often produces gurgling sound what are the reasons and how to get rid off it.?

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Normal sounds: Those sounds are completely normal as your stomach and your intestinal system is moving food through the intestines. That is what is making the gurgling sound. Think of it as the sound of progress. Without this food be sitting in your stomach and you would not be able to digest or absorb the nutrients. If you're especially hungry those noises are almost always a little louder. This is normal.
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A 48-year-old female asked:

I have a bloated liver and recently stopped drinking, will this get better?

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Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Liver: Don't know what "bloated liver" refers to or how this diagnosis was made(ultrasound or ct scan) the liver is a solid organ & therefore not bloating does not occur. In heart failure, the liver may be described as congested which could be interpreted as "bloating" similarly with alcoholic hepatitis the liver size can increase but may reduce with cessation of the alcohol. See your doctor.
A 30-year-old member asked:

I dieted and think I now have a shrunken stomach. It is one fourth the size of normal. Does anyone have this?

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Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Weird: That is a weird thing. I think you should be checked out by your doctor.

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