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Lax Abdomen

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Lax abdomen is a condition where the muscles of abdomen (rectus abdominis) become weak and flabby resulting in loss of elasticity of muscles, leading to protrusion of belly.

 

 

 Causes of lax abdomen.

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Fat accumulation in abdominal muscles due to obesity.

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Muscle weakness as after delivery.

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Lack of exercise involving abdominal muscles.

                                       

 

 

                                                                                          

                  Normal abdominal muscles                                    Fat deposits in abdominal muscles

 

 

Lack of abdominal exercises

 

 

 

                              1st trimester         2nd trimester            3rd trimester              

                               0-12 weeks           13-28 weeks               29-40 weeks

               

 

 

Post delivery development of lax abdomen

 

 

 

 Lax abdomen is associated with following problems.

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Cosmetically unacceptable.

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Psychologically disturbing.

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High risk of diabetes. (direct relation between abdominal girth and risk for diabetes)

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More prone to gastric problems.

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Often associated with weight gain and obesity, sharing all its complications.

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High risk of lipid abnormalities with all its associated complications.

 

 

 

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