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Why Do The Abdomens Of Malnourished Children Protude So Much
Low Protein Levels: A balance exists between the protein levels in our blood and the fluid phase of our blood. Severely malnourished people have a lack of protein and calories in their diets. Similar "belly" protrusion can occur in adults with alcohol abuse as the alcohol only contains carbs and no protein. Fortunately in children adequate nutrition can improve the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It really depends on the reason why your abdomen is protruding. Some causes of a protruding abdomen can be quite serious and need to be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes an abdomen protrudes from a hernia, which may need to be repaired surgically. If the protrusion is from constipation, this should resolve once the constipation resolves. ...Read more
Fat or muscle?: Is your lower abdomen protruding because excess abdominal fat or lack of muscle tone? Or perhaps both? Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/fitness/multimedia/core-strength/sls-20076575 & http://www.mensfitness.com/training/endurance/5-crunch-free-core-exercises-to-get-ripped-abs for core strengthening exercises. Bodyweight exercises plus good nutrition can help shed abdominal fat. ...Read more
Usually is: The protruding belly of most 2 yo reflects loose belly muscles and a relaxed posture.They also accumulate gas when they eat which aggravates the bloating. By the time they reach 4-6 most have lost their baby fat and may seem tight and skinny. ...Read more
Depends on the Cause: This question is difficult to answer appropriately without more information. There are many different things which can cause a protruding abdomen (obesity, hernias, ascites, tumors, etc). These all have different treatments. It is important to see your physician who can take a history and physical examination and recommend the appropriate treatment for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anybody suggest me how to reduce the fat depostion on protruding abdomen ? Never had it before this job.
Lifestyle change: Time to make some changes. Belly fat is very dangerous fat: it puts you at high risk for diabetes, high triglycerides, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and stroke. Stop drinking any liquids that have sugar, including pop, real fruit juice, gatorade, etc. Eat fruit but do not drink fruit juice. Get daily exercise for 20+ minutes. See your doctor asap and get a plan for health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: If the shunt is protruding out of the abdomen and you can see it, you need to have it addressed by your neurosurgeon right away. If you are saying that you can see the shunt tubing under the skin traveling from the head down to the abdomen, that is normal. It looks like a ridge that travels beneath the skin. Two very different scenarios. If in doubt have it examined by your neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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