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Causes of bulging tummy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   ??
Doctor :   hi xxx
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello, may I know your name ?
Doctor :   I'm
User :   Ok sir, I have a small concern which I intend to share with you..
Doctor :   Pls go ahead xxx
User :   Actually, my body type is very slim. But since the past 6 months or so I find that my tummy is bulging a lot....I have a strong feeling that this is a result of gas accumulation...
Doctor :   ok
User :   So how do I find out whether it is fat accumulation or gas ?
Doctor :   When you say your tummy is bulging- has your waist size increased?
User :   Yes, slightly...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   If your waist size is also increaisng its most likely
Doctor :   that you are gaining wieght
Doctor :   have you checked your weight?
User :   Yes, my weight has gone up...but I guess the weight is fine because I am 6-feet tall and I weight about 68 kilos...
Doctor :   you are still underweight
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   When I tap my tummy, it sounds as if there is lot of gas inside...
User :   I am 25-years-old
Doctor :   do you excercise regularly?
Doctor :   what work do you do?
User :   I am a software engineer...
User :   Actually, the reason I feel that my waist size has gone up probably is because my tummy bulges
User :   Please tell me how do I get rid of the accumulated gas inside me if any.....
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The best way to get rid of this is by diet and exercise
Doctor :   Go for a short walk after meals
Doctor :   Avoid junk food and aeraeted drinks
Doctor :   Do you smoke/ drink alcohol?
Doctor :   You cn try over the conter medications like pep fiz which will give you instant- but temporary relief
Doctor :   for a lasting solution- diet and excercise is always the best option
Doctor :   Try not to lie down immideatley
Doctor :   after a meal - keep as gap of atleast 2 hrs
Doctor :   and drink 2 ltrs of water a day
Doctor :   avoid legumes- bean seeds etc
Doctor :   at night
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting HC magic
Doctor :   Pls get back if you need any more help
User :   Thank you sir....
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   I will try to follow these..
Doctor :   you are welcome xxx
User :   thanks for your time
Doctor :   thanks

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