A viral photo online that sees a man with a protruded stomach. According to social media comments, his situation emerged after he slept with someone’s wife.
Well, checks by our portal indicate that the condition of this man above could be due to a distended stomach- a medical condition.
What is a distended stomach?
A distended stomach is a term usually used to refer to distension or swelling of the abdomen and not of the stomach itself.
When the term is used in this manner, a number of different diseases and conditions can cause abdominal distension.
These conditions can be related to digestion, such as malabsorption or lactose intolerance, or to disturbances in bowel function, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or constipation. Bloating is another term that is sometimes used to refer to a swollen belly.
Consumption of high-fiber foods can lead to intestinal gas and bloating. Less commonly, ovarian cysts or other types of tumors can cause the appearance of a distended abdomen.
The accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity, known as ascites, can cause the appearance of distension. Ascites have a number of causes, including cirrhosis of the liver.
A distended stomach (abdomen) can be associated with other symptoms, including: