Health Care: Types of belly which are not caused because of excess of fat

When it comes to bulging belly, most of us think it's because of excess fat accumulation. But that's not the case always. Read below to find out how different things can contribute to bulging belly.

Updated on Oct 17, 2019 02:19 PM IST  |  1.3M
Health Care: Types of belly which are not caused because of excess of fat
Health Care: Types of belly which are not caused because of excess of fat
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When it comes to belly, we always have a preconceived notion that we have a bigger belly because of excess accumulation of fat. Belly fat is considered as a key reason for an unusual big belly. However, various other factors contribute to belly, and not many know about it. Indigestion, gas and several other health conditions can also cause bloating.


If you are someone who is trying to lose that extra belly by doing multiple sets of crunches daily but are still struggling with a bulging belly, then you have something else going on in your body, and it's not just weight gain. There could be more reasons than you thought for your stomach to bulge. Read below to find out what else can cause a bulging belly and how you can deal with at home without worrying much about it. 


Cystic Belly:



One of the symptoms of an ovarian cyst is the swelling in the abdomen. Every month an egg is released in the follicles of the ovary. Sometimes, the follicle doesn’t release an egg and that is when there is fluid accumulation inside the follicle that causes the cyst. A lot of times, you don’t even feel the symptoms, and the cyst goes away without you having to do anything about it. Unless there is a twisting of the cyst, a functional cyst usually doesn’t require any action.


Water Belly:



Water retention or excess of fluid retention is caused when an excess of fluid is accumulated in any part of the body. Fluid accumulation is one of the ways to show how our body reacts to stress. Swelling of the hands and feet are the most common examples of fluid retention, but this can happen in the abdomen too. In most cases, the swelling is temporary, and the body will regain its state of balance after the stressful situation passes. If you suffer from water belly, then you should keep track of your weight and avoid consuming foods that are salty or contain high amounts of sodium, this is because sodium promotes water retention. And drink loads of water, since drinking ample amount of fluids helps flushing out toxins and excess fluids from the body.


Gas belly:



When certain food items don't get digested well in the body, that causes excess gas in the stomach. Foods like cabbage, onions, and others that are rich in fibre and which produce gas as a by-product after digestion. Apart from undigested food, bacteria in the stomach can also lead to gas, and as a result, there is bloating in the abdomen. If you think certain food items are causing an issue, eliminate them from your diet. Furthermore, consume probiotic foods to increase the population of good bacteria in the gut to promote efficient digestion. 


Constipated belly:



Constipation occurs when you have difficulty in passing stools. Low amount of dietary fibre can lead to constipation. Dehydration is also a major cause of constipation. A constipated bowel becomes a breeding ground for harmful bacteria to thrive. The activity of these bacteria again causes bloating and belching. Consumption of sufficient dietary fibre and staying adequately hydrated are things you should be doing.

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