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Belly trimming exercises, Normal BMI values - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have a query which has been perplexing me for months now
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   Please proceed.
User :   I wanted to understand if a distended abdomen is possible due to excess air present in the stomach
User :   apart from the other possible reasons like belly fat etc.
Doctor :   No,it is unlikely.
Doctor :   Yes there might be gas present,but it wont distend so much.There is possibility of fluid collection or belly fat
User :   okay, can you please elaborate about fluid collection
User :   I am just wondering since my weight and BMI is perfectly normal but the belly just doesn't go away
Doctor :   Do you drink or smoke?Do you have any medical illness.
Doctor :   What is your BMI.
User :   I do drink, let's say, twice a week. I don't smoke nor are there other medical illnesses that I know of
User :   The BMI comes to 20.9
User :   as per the calculator on this site
Doctor :   It is normally present in alcoholics, who have liver disorder,or any other pancreatic conditions.
User :   okay and the funny part is, I do get myself checked up every 6 months. There has been no indication of any specific liver or pancreatic condition
Doctor :   weight is your weight and height.
Doctor :   Then you need not worry, looks for like belly fat.Drinking twice a week does not cause cirhossis of liver.
User :   My weight is 69 kg and height is 182 cm
Doctor :   Its fine,you need to do exercises to reduce your belly fat.
User :   okay, so i should do regular cardio and ensure the fat reduces throughout the body since i can't target the belly fat
User :   Thanks for your time,
Doctor :   No you can do specific belly trimming exercises with the help of your gym instructor.
User :   Okay, I thought this was not possible.
User :   Will check this up with them then
Doctor :   Kindly login for further medical queries.
Doctor :   ok.
User :   Thank you
User :   Sure, thanks
Doctor :   fine take care,
Doctor :   Bye.
User :   Bye
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