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My BMI is 23 but my belly and chest are fatty and saggy. why is this so when i have normal weight and how to flatten and tight my belly ?

My BMI is 23 but my belly and chest are fatty and saggy. why is this so when i have normal weight and how to flatten and tight my belly ?

Depends...: You may be someone who is not carrying a lot of muscle and therefore even if you're at a healthy weight, you could still have a relatively high percentage of body fat. In order to improve your body composition (ie your muscle to fat ratio), you should eat a relatively high protein, low sugar, low starch, low grain diet and do not over eat. Also, you need to work out with weights and do cardio. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Pain in left hand side of lower back and tightness of belly - is this signs of labour?

Pain in left hand side of lower back and tightness of belly - is this signs of labour?

Are you pregnant?: It could be a sign of labour if you are expecting. It could also be braxton hicks contractions, which cause you to have symptoms similiar to those of labour. Please seek medical attention as soon as possible to distinguish between the two! ...Read more

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Boobs are fuller I got veins in my breasts and areolas more visible. Nauseated and tightness in belly. But I have a period.what could this be?

 Boobs are fuller I got veins in my breasts and areolas more visible. Nauseated and tightness in belly. But I have a period.what could this be?

Period with symptoms: Could be premenstrual syndrome. Alternatively people do have on rare occasion a period, especially first trimester. Would check blood HCG and if symptoms progress after period resolves consider sonogram. Also check thyroid. ...Read more

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In what week of pregnancy should I expect to feel belly firm? Currently 118 pounds and 4 weeks pregnant. Slight bulge with tight shirt. Belly not hard

In what week of pregnancy should I expect to feel belly firm? Currently 118 pounds and 4 weeks pregnant. Slight bulge with tight shirt. Belly not hard

Probably 18-20wks: It depends on a number of things, but if a woman is thin, and if it is first pregnancy, probably will feel a noticeable tight 'bump' by 18-20 weeks. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Many reason for these symptoms: . The pain around the belly button is called Perry umbilical pain and usually associated with small intestinal cramping. This can occur as a result of food poisoning, viruses, inflammatory bowel disease, and sometimes even severe stress. Hemorrhoids are simply a symptom of poor nutrition along with lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Why have i constantly got tight knot in belly and am anxious :(???

Why have i constantly got tight knot in belly and am anxious :(???

Hard to say.: You seem to have an anxiety related disorder. If it is persistent and often, then a psychiatric consultation may be indicated to explore life stress triggers that set it off and modify it, or possibly treat stress pharmacologically. ...Read more

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I am facing a health problem for years regarding with shortage of breathe. I always have a heavy breathe with tight belly and sometimes back pain. ?

No Question: You really have not asked me a question, but made a statement. This forum is designed for simple questions and answers and not to diagnose or treat. your statement sounds complex and cannot be discussed here. If you wish to obtain a medical consultation for your problems, then go to the Virtual Consultation area. If you are from Texas, I would be glad to take the consult. Dr. Ron Jones ...Read more