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Diastasis Recti In Obese Males
Male, BMI: 22. I gained 25 pounds during a period of 3 months. I'm now down to original weight, but I have a bulge in lower abdomen? Diastasis recti?
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
How much can I expect to pay for a diastasis recti repair if my insurance is covering my hernia(s) repair?
Avoid Beer Belly: Treatment needs to be geared to the cause: if due to weight gain, weight loss is "key"; following pregnancy, a "tummy tuck"(abdominoplasty) can restore the anatomy; if due to heavy lifting, try to avoid that. Most importantly, diastasis is predominantly a cosmetic problem that should not affect function. ...Read more
That sounds normal -: To me. The mesh and scar tissue both would cause hardness/tightening of the abdo wall. In my opinion that was the aim of the procedure, to prevent the diastasis from recurring. ...Read more
Im 18 and possibly got a diastasis recti, can it be fixed with out surgery? And what is a cause? And can I still gym with it?
I have diastasis recti and i suspect it is the cause of my back pain. How can I determine that it is definitely the cause of my pain?
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