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Bloated Belly: Not Just An Aesthetic Problem

By Cyndi Funaldi

Why is it that we are so wrapped up in being aesthetically attractive that we tend to misjudge people who may or may not look like the ‘normal’ way people should look like, especially those who do not seem to fit the standard of aesthetic beauty: i.e. obesity, bloated belly, plus size and petit sizes?

Modern society has much to demand on how we should and should not look like. Little does modern man get to know that there are some physical traits that are ruled by genetics or simply ruled by a pathological problem. Those with a bloated belly are victimized as much as the rest who do not conform to the norm. Is it so hard to understand that having a bloated tummy is not something which people want to have, that they in turn are having a difficult time getting rid of this belly that seems to make them one step ahead of the others when in fact they are one step behind?

Constipation can present itself as a bloated belly for the obvious reasons. The simple remedy may simply be a laxative, however, there are cases are more serious and may need external manipulation to relieve the discomfort.

Children and infants are not spared of the bloated belly either. Infants especially scare their parents with their bellies bloated and the incessant crying which make parent ask the ultimate question: what does heartburn feel like for the infants who experience them? Upon closer examination, the most probable culprit would be lactose intolerance. A shift of milk formula into that of soy or hypoallergenic type will most frequently stop the symptoms.

Probably the most well known cause of the bloated belly is the obesity caused by the intake of too much processed foods as well as oily and fatty filled foods commonly found and in fast food outlets. This obesity used to be just called a western disease until its tentacles reached further out and into the diet of the Asians, Africans and other continents.

The least known among the causes of the bloating is that of pseudo pregnancy. Some women fool themselves into thinking that they are pregnant and actually manipulate their breathing and force their abdominal muscles to distend so that a progress in foetal development is established, until the doctor checks them out and finds that falsity. This is a psychological problem that can only be addressed by capable experts.

From psychological and pathological issues, the only known way to bringing down that distension is to change of diet as well as exercise. The change of lifestyle not only corrects the bodily functioning, it makes the body’s absorption of essential nutrients better and this makes the body healthier. With a good exercise program, the bloated belly can disappear within weeks or even months, as long as the person is willing to go about the change.

Cyndi Funaldi talks about solutions for heartburn at her blog where you can find out more about acid reflux in babies and gerd treatment.

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Funaldi, Cyndi "Bloated Belly: Not Just An Aesthetic Problem." Bloated Belly: Not Just An Aesthetic Problem. 11 Jul. 2010. 28 Jul 2014 <>.

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