Abdominal fullness prematurely after meals
Follow your health care provider's recommendations. A liquid diet may be helpful. A detailed diet log (recording what was eaten, how much, and when) may be needed. Small, frequent meals may be more tolerable than large, less frequent meals. A diet high in fat may worsen the feeling.
Call your health care provider if
Call your doctor if:
The feeling lasts for days to weeks and does not get better
You lose weight without trying
You have dark stools
You have nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, or bloating
You have fever and chills
What to expect at your health care provider's office
The doctor will examine you and ask questions such as:
When did this symptom begin?
How long does each episode last?
What foods, if any, make the symptoms worse?
What other symptoms do you have (for example, vomiting, excessive gas, abdominal pain, ...
Abdominal distress is any pain or discomfort in the abdomen. The abdominal area is the area between your chest and groin, often referred to as the stomach region or belly. See abdominal pain , abdominal bloating , and excessive gas .
Diseases or problems with any of the organs inside the abdominal cavity can lead to pain as well as other symptoms likea change in bowel habits, nausea, or vomiting. The pain may be chronic (ongoing) or acute (sudden), crampy or sharp, and associated with abdominal rigidity (board-like stiffness). Rigidity suggests peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum, the thin membrane that lines the abdominal cavity) and may represent a ruptured organ (such as the appendix).
Pain in the abdomen may also originate from somewhere else -- like your chest, pelvic region (the area just below the abdomen that houses the reproductive organs), or a generalized infection affecting many parts of your body (like the flu or strep throa...
The typical American diet is ladden wth food choices that promote belly fat. Photo by Keoh.
There is no good way to be fat, but there is a worst way. Fat around the midsection, or belly fat, can be especially dangerous . It increases the risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
Abdominal, or visceral fat, is formed deep in the body and surrounds the internal organs. Visceral fat is difficult to lose, but the right type of exercise combined with changes in diet can work.
Abdominal fat can build for a number of reasons, including eating food that is high in fat and sugar and leading a sedentary lifestyle. Not exercising for extended periods can cause people to put on belly fat faster over time as well. Feeling overstressed or suffering from a lack of sleep also contribute, and some studies have shown that people who frequently experience discrimination or harassment are susceptible to putting on belly fat.
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