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Swollen belly; Swelling in the abdomen; Abdominal distention; Distended abdomen
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I want to look closely at the relationship between our diaphragm and our pelvic floor. The diaphragm is the ceiling of our pelvis and abdomen, while our pelvic floor is just that...the floor of our pelvis and abdomen. Both of these structures are muscular tissue, both can descend down to a bowl shape, and both can draw up to a flattened, tighter position. Our diaphragm descends down to draw in every breath, taking up room in our abdominal and pelvic cavity. When our diaphragm takes up more space, we accommodate by expanding our lower rib cage and chest, and our pelvic floor descends ever so slightly with every breath. These are all components of the natural rhythm of our breathing pattern and pressure displacement.
If our lower rib expansion and chest expansion are not functioning when we take in air, then the increased pressure in the abdominal/pelvic cavity has to find somewhere to go, and often puts increased pressure on our pelvic floor. Let me give some examples. If w...
Alternative Names Nerve damage - diabetic Symptoms Symptoms often develop slowly over several years. They can vary depending on the nerves that are affected. People with diabetes may have trouble digesting food. These problems can make your diabetes harder to control. Symptoms of this problem are: Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food Heartburn and bloating Nausea, constipation, or diarrhea Swallowing problems
Throwing up food you have eaten a few hours after a meal Tingling or burning in the arms and legs may be an early sign of nerve damage. These feelings often start in your toes and feet. You may have deep pain, often in the feet and legs. Nerve damage may cause you to lose feeling in your arms and legs. Because of this you may: Not notice when you step on something sharp Not know that you have a blister or small cut Not notice when you touch something that is too hot or cold Damage to nervves in your heart and blood vessels may cause you to: Feel light-headed when you stand up (...
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