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Bloated Belly Parasites
Patience: You can't target weight loss from a specific area, but losing weight in general will help. You need to burn more calories than you consume. If your stomach is what you're unhappy with, you can tone up the muscles-sit ups are a good way to start. Anything that uses your abdominal muscles will add tone but in general, you need to lose overall fat before you notice improvement in belly. ...Read more
Parasites require other living organisms for their own survival. Human parasites need substances from our bodies for survival and cannot live without contact with humans and sometimes other organisms.. They may live in the blood stream, organs. Under the skin or nails, etc. Some parasites live in our pets, in insects, on plants, etc., but none live independent of whatever ...Read more
Check waist size: To determine if you are "bloated" (defined: abdominal distension), compare your baseline abdominal circumference (when not bloated) against a remeasurement when you feel bloating. The same comparison can be made to assess weight gain (check before & after scale weights). However, weights & abdominal circumference may vary throughout the day appropriate to food ingestion, laxation, water retention. ...Read more
No. : No. There are plenty of older women who remain slim. And don't experience 'bloating'. ...Read more
My belly gets bloated from liquids or food and stays that way all day.What would cause that and what can I take for it?Thank you
Bloating...: Abdominal bloating is an extremely common symptom that has many potential causes - including food intolerance (dairy, gluten, fructose etc.), ibs (irritable bowel syndrome), intestinal bacterial imbalance, intestinal bacterial overgrowth, celiac disease to name a few. Dietary restriction of gas producing foods i.e. Low-fodmaps diet and taking a probiotic supplement is a good place to start. ...Read more
Insulin-Leptin issue: Abdominal obesity comes from disorders of 2 main hormones: Cortisol and insulin/Leptin. the 2 increase due to stress either mental or food or chemicals or physical overactivity associated with stress. Bloating sensation indicates your gut bacteria balance or the microbiome is off and the hormones are disordered. This requires that you address lifestyle changes with food & stress management . ...Read more
Bloated: If you are bloated, it is likely water weight and/or intestinal gas, not fat. If it's water weight, it is possible to lose that fairly rapidly. However, in generally, trying to lose weight very rapidly is not only unhealthy, but is usually followed by regaining that weight back plus more. Just eat healthy and exercise. Weight loss will occur gradually but you have a better chance at keeping it off. ...Read more
My belly was bloated since yesterday afternoon and i was in severe pain for about 4hrs. It is still bloated and painful, difficult to cough etc.. Why?
Iv had a heavy feeling, bloated belly for about 2 weeks now. Been on constipation tablets 2 help clear what i thought maybe the problem but stil same?
Constipation : Bloating and constipation that does not respond to over-the-counter medications requires further evaluation by a physician. It is important to check if it is due to general health related issues such as diabetes or thyroid problems. If necessary, it may require further testing of the colon structure and function with the help of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Starting about 4" below my belly button I've noticed my stomach looks bigger/bloated. What are possible causes?
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