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My friend has a really bloated stomach he looks as if he is 8 months pregnant! He drinks beer & eats fatty foods & now tends to bring his food back up?

My friend has a really bloated stomach he looks as if he is 8 months pregnant! He drinks beer & eats fatty foods & now tends to bring his food back up?

Not pregnant, right?: There are lots of reasons for abdominal discomfort & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however your friend's lifestyle is certainly not healthy & predisposes him to gastroparesis due to stomach outlet obstruction (often from scarring due to ulcers), delayed stomach emptying, liver and pancreatic disease. ...Read more

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How to loose my beer belly?

How to loose my beer belly?

Stop drinking...: Seriously, if your goal is weight reduction, beer is very high in empty, non-nutritive calories. You can't spot reduce, so aiming for specific reduction in abdominal circumference may prove frustrating. Abdominal exercise will certainly tone your 6-pack which you can show off nicely once total weight reduction is achieved. There is no substitute for healthy eating & exercise to reach your goal. ...Read more

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I want to lose my beer belly?

I want to lose my beer belly?

Exactly!: As the question states, there are two things to lose here: the beer, the belly. As the beer is lost, the belly will get smaller. That is because alcohol has lots of calories. To get the belly to go away faster and more reliably, one must cut out sugar and simple starches (avoid drinks or foods with sugar). The rule is that one must eat fewer calories than he burns each day, to lose a belly. ...Read more

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Could beer make your belly fat?

Some considerations:: 1) heard of a "beer belly? " 2) heard of "fatty liver? " 3) have you looked at the number of calories you consume when drinking a beer--pretty high, right? ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a large beer belly?

What are the risks of having a large beer belly?

Your health: Beer belly is a term for men who have a large amount of fat around the intestines which pushes the abdominal muscle out (like happens during late pregnancy in women.) the risks are heart disease, diabetes, impotence, sudden death, sleep apnea, and excessive wear and tear on the joinsts of the spine and lower extremities due to the posture. ...Read more

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Pain in my upper abdomen when drinking cold beers. Why?

Pain in my upper abdomen when drinking cold beers. Why?

A warning sign: Pain is your body's way of saying stop! Of course, not all pain signals something bad, nor are all therapeutic procedures painless. However, there is nothing therapeutic about downing a lot of beer into a stomach that hurts. A reasonable assumption is that your stomach is already inflammed, so beer just irritates further an already irritated stomach lining. Stop drinking, & please get evaluated. ...Read more

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The common myth about beer is that it gives you a beer belly, not sure what to believe; is it true that beer only will get you a belly?

The common myth about beer is that it gives you a beer belly, not sure what to believe; is it true that beer only will get you a belly?

Becoming: Obese can lead to a "gut" for some. The empty calories in beer is just one way to a big gut. Some people with severe problems develop ascites - an massive accumulation of fluids in the abdomen. This may occur with chronic, heavy drinkers. ...Read more

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Why do men get a beer belly?

Why do men get a beer belly?

Metabolic/Genetic: Weight gain with metabolic problems like diabetes causes excessive abdominal fat buildup. Typically men get this pattern because their muscle pattern creates the telltale shape. Women can have abdominal fat, but tend to get "jelly bellies" on top of the muscle. Perhaps this is protective for being able to carry pregnancies, where belly fat would compromise the space available for baby. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to lose your beer belly?

What are some good ways to lose your beer belly?

Stop drinking...: Seriously, if your goal is weight reduction, beer is very high in empty, non-nutritive calories. You can't spot reduce, so aiming for specific reduction in abdominal circumference may prove frustrating. Abdominal exercise will certainly tone your 6-pack which you can show off nicely once total weight reduction is achieved. There is no substitute for healthy eating & exercise to reach your goal. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lose beer belly whilst toning up?

Is there a way to lose beer belly whilst toning up?

V food ^ exercize: 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. ...Read more

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What's an effective way for me to lose an upcoming beer belly?

What's an effective way for me to lose an upcoming beer belly?

Is it from beer? Do: Not drink beer? You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, . ...Read more

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Are all these new "craft beers" adding to my belly fat moreso than regular beers?

Are all these new "craft beers" adding to my belly fat moreso than regular beers?

Beer is beer: "craft" beer or no, it's the alcohol and the carbohydrates in beer that make for belly fat. Alcohol itself has 8 calories per gram (with about 13 grams in the average beer). Getting a "beer belly" requires drinking LOTS of beer, often enough for an alcohol problem to develop. Cut back on all beer, and you have difficulty with that you need to consider getting some help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best way to make a beer belly go away with little or no exercise?

How do I find what's the best way to make a beer belly go away with little or no exercise?

If you ever find it: You can sell the procedure and become very rich. There is NO way to do this without exercise, or at least no way that makes sense. A beer belly is a combination of visceral fat (which can be removed by liposuction and other surgical techniques) but the lax muscles in the abdomen that are also part of beer bellies comes from lack of exercise, and requires abdominal muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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Please tell me what's the best way to make a beer belly go away with little or no exercise?

Please tell me what's the best way to make a beer belly go away with little or no exercise?

Liposuction: There is no easy way to get rid of "beer belly" which is just a form of increased abdominal visceral fat that comes from the calories from beer (both carbohydrates and alcohol). If you are drinking that much beer, you have a problem and need to get medical help with stopping. There is nothing easy in life, and getting rid of pot belly requires diet and exericise. Quick fixes don't last. ...Read more

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How hard is it to get rid of a beer belly?

How hard is it to get rid of a beer belly?

Not all that hard: Any weight loss is not easy to achieve if you do not have motivation and discipline. It requires a low carbohydrate diet (no alcohol), aerobic exercising and strength training. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of your beer belly?

No Fast way.: You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, . ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a beer belly or just a gut?

How can you tell if you have a beer belly or just a gut?

No difference: A beer belly just fecetiously refers to excess abdominal fat or a " gut" derived from excess calories from beer vs. Excess calories from other sources. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a gut/beer belly?

What would be a good way to take care of a gut/beer belly?

Beer Bellies: There is no such thing as spot fat loss. You would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, . ...Read more

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What is the aspect of alcohol that causes the so-called beer belly?

What is the aspect of alcohol that causes the so-called beer belly?

Central obesity.: Drinking can lead to central obesity and in some cases there may be ascites related to liver damage. ...Read more

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My 10 year old brother has a belly that looks like a "beer belly." he also has trouble going to the bathroom, saying its hard to pass like he's contsti?

Talk with parent: It is good to be concerned about a family member. Since you are concerned the best people to ask are your parents. A swollen belly can be common and normal. Constipation is also very common and is usually related to what you eat and things like exercise, and so on. But it can also be a problem, so best to talk about it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are beers related to my belly being big?

Can you tell me are beers related to my belly being big?

Possibly: The calories from beer may be contributing to your girth. Additionally, some people who develop liver illness due to heavy alcohol use can develop a large amount of fluid in the abdomen (ascities). ...Read more

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Pain in upper abdomen just above and right of belly button and back after consuming 1 beer?

Pain in upper abdomen just above and right of belly button and back after consuming 1 beer?

Possible gallstones: Get lab tests for liver function and imaging for your gallbladder to see what is causing the pain. ...Read more

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I have a muscle imbalance issue. I'm 24 and my body looks like that of a 60 year old with a beer belly yet I am healthy. What can I do?

I have a muscle imbalance issue. I'm 24 and my body looks like that of a 60 year old with a beer belly yet I am healthy. What can I do?

Eat right/exercise.: A 24 year old male should have no problems gaining muscle mass if he's otherwise healthy. The key is to watch your calories, increase your baseline metabolism by working out, increasing muscle mass and you'll burn more calories. Don't expect miracles overnight, but set a reasonable goal to look better in a month and go from there. And it's not about just doing sit-ups.... ...Read more

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What are the best ways that I can lose fat and gain muscle and get rid of my beer belly?

What are the best ways that I can lose fat and gain muscle and get rid of my beer belly?

Work w a trainer.: To lose a beer belly you would need to lose weight in general & a certain proportion of that will be abdominal fat. This can be done by eating healthfully, being physically active and making sure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. However you can improve your appearance by toning your abs. To tighten your abdominal muscles consider doing crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball >>. ...Read more

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I've got a flat chest and I just hve a blob of fat hanging down, kids like a beer belly. How do I get rid of that?

I've got a flat chest and I just hve a blob of fat hanging down, kids like a beer belly. How do I get rid of that?

Liposuction: Otherwise you need to burn off 3500 calories that you don't take in to lose one pound, and you can't direct where it going to be lost. Do you really think you can reverse years of improper eating and lack of exercise in two weeks? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Irregular, \u0026 normally flat stomach, got like beer belly \u0026 noticed left side of stomach is bigger then right side. Very gassy

Irregular, \u0026 normally flat stomach, got like beer belly \u0026 noticed left side of stomach is bigger then right side. Very gassy

Gas distension?: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, & pelvic issues outside gut. See ur doc ...Read more

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I had 2 beer last night, this morning I have severe pain in my abdomen an inch or two above belly button. Pain is constant but gets worse if resting?

I had 2 beer last night, this morning I have severe pain in my abdomen an inch or two above belly button. Pain is constant but gets worse if resting?

See your doctor: The combination of ibuprofen and alcohol can cause more stomach irritation than either of them alone, and you could have esophagitis, gastritis or duodenitis, inflammation of those areas. This inflammation can lead to ulcers and/or bleeding as well. It may be gall bladder and unrelated. I would see your doctor as soon as possible or go to an urgent care center. ...Read more