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Can the obese lose weight slow enough that they could lose a pannus (hanging abdomen)?

Can the obese lose weight slow enough that they could lose a pannus (hanging abdomen)?

Not likely: The younger you are and the more healthy and elastic your skin is, the more likely it is to restructure after loss of weight (consider the restructuring of most pregnant women). But the seriously overweight and older lose this ability and will have excess skin that a cosmetic surgeon should be consulted for removal. ...Read more

Pannus (Definition)

A pannus is an apron of fat ...Read more


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My left abdomen is vibrating what could that be?

My left abdomen is vibrating what could that be?

Thin person?: If you're a thin person, sometimes reverberations from your abdominal aorta can be seen. Your heart sends blood strongly to this major vessel of your body. If this is what you're experiencing, it would be a variant of normal. Aneurysms (outpouchings) can be in the aorta too. Please see your physician if concerned about this possibility. ...Read more

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What is there to pain in the middle of the abdomen?

What is there to pain in the middle of the abdomen?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Are there potentially dangerous effects of abdomen xrays?

Are there potentially dangerous effects of abdomen xrays?

Potentially: There is a very slight risk of cancer which is usually clearly outweighed by the benefit of the examination in diagnosing the malady. ...Read more

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We were wondering what exercises would help us have toned stomachs?

We were wondering what exercises would help us have toned stomachs?

Cardio Mix: You can not target the abdomen specifically for weight loss but if you have adipose tissue that you'd like to lose, then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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What is sour stomach?

What is sour stomach?

Stomach upset: "sour stomach" means stomach upset, due to both acid & non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic & hypersecretory problems. Try acid blockers & diet modification, alcohol & tobacco cessation. If recurrent, unresponsive, or worsens then get help. Sometimes heart disease, gynecologic issues, kidney/bladder, intestinal, pancreas/gallbladder can all present similarly. ...Read more

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Pain under stomach ?

Pain under stomach
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Get checked for: Heartburn, pancreatic, gallbladder intestinal & spleen problems. Hope u feel better. Give us feedback! ...Read more

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What is a high stomach?

What is a high stomach?

Hiatus hernia.: I'm not completely sure what you mean, but you could be referring to a hiatus hernia, which is a condition where the upper part of the stomach protrudes into the chest through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm. This can cause shortness of breath, coughing, vomiting, and severe reflux. It often requires correction with surgery. ...Read more

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What is a stomach spasm?

What is a stomach spasm?

Many possibilities.: Peptic ulcers, constipation, gallbladder disease, hepatitis, colitis, diverticulitis, incarcerated hernia, intussusception, bowel obstruction, bladder infection...these are just a partial list of possible causes of "stomach spasm". What this tells us is that it's best to seek a doctor's exam before trying to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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