Many people complain about their upper belly, also called distended abdomen, due to the discomfort caused by it, which can even affect your daily life.
It is caused by an abdominal distention that causes bloating, usually above the belly button.
Contrary to what many people think, the upper belly isn’t related to belly fat. Many times, it is a genetic thing or some kind of food intolerance.
The upper belly happens because of the abdomen’s distention caused by:
Some intestinal issues also favor the occurrence of the upper belly because of inflammation in the intestinal structures.
Eating foods high in sugar or fat can cause upper belly because they ferment, producing gas and leading to abdominal distention.
The upper belly can also happen because of genetics, appearing even in thin people or those who eat well or exercise regularly.
The lack of physical activity can also cause the upper belly since foods are stored as fat, causing abdominal distention.
Other issues are poor digestion, malaise, and an increase in the risk of intestinal inflammation.
The way of dealing with this issue varies depending on each case.
It is also worth noting that the main treatment for the upper belly is your eating.
Watch the video to learn some useful tips to help prevent stomach bloating!
If none of these things works, or if your upper belly appeared suddenly, you must talk to a doctor.
Medical supervision is essential to ensure that the cause of your issue isn’t some sort of condition that requires specific treatments.
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