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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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The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...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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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 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

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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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My chest, under the ribs, and abdomen/lower back feel like they are expanding. It is worse when i drink beer. Many muscles also ache in legs and arms.

My chest, under the ribs, and abdomen/lower back feel like they are expanding. It is worse when i drink beer. Many muscles also ache in legs and arms.

Get examined.: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Is a person considered fat or overweight because they have slightly big stomach? Their body is not big and round only their stomach is a beer gut.

Is a person considered fat or overweight because they have slightly big stomach? Their body is not big and round only their stomach is a beer gut.

Men and Bellies: There are a lot of possible answers to your question based upon how different scientists and others define obesity. But, that is moot in the case of men in the middle of their lives. Having abdominal fat is the main key in diagnosing heart disease, pre-diabetes, hypertension and hypogonadism. Abdominal fat represents the metabolic syndrome and in men this is the time when health risk is highest. ...Read more