This 30-something's journey with Cystic Fibrosis, Lynch Syndrome, CFRD and the Lung Transplant process
But, if I may ask, WHAT CAUSES CF BELLY???We've been watching our little one and it looks like she's pushing her tummy out all the time but I don't think she's stopped up.
For me, I think it is because I am lactose intolerant. I had a bowl of cheddar and broccoli soup and some sherbert yesterday and I was bloated all day, but if I avoid all dairy then I don't get the belly.If she has a slow digestive system too that can cause her to get full and look full. I've had a bloated belly all my life, but never really talked to the doctor's about it.
Mine does this with a lot of carbs too, so I am trying to go gluten-free and trying to not eat too much dairy... But, I'm a fat cfer so i don't have to worry about the "too-skinny" thing. :)
Amy, congrats. I think it's a boy:)
LMAO annon! It really does look like I am pregnant huh? :P
Amy, it was me. I forgot to sign my name. Glad you took it as the joke it was meant to be.Kevin
It's weird cause for me I am bloated sometimes and other times not so much. Check with your doc; I'm on modulon to help with the bloating. Overall it works pretty good. However, when bloated, I'm right there looking pregnant with you :)
Kev I had a feeling it was you but didn't want to say it in case it wasn't :) I do plan on mentioning it to my doctor next week...its on my list haha
hey, this is colleen f. from facebook!wow..that is quite the bloating :(i get bad sometimes.my friend said something that i think also helps explain the distended stomach people with cf often get. if you are like me, you have a barrel chest (enlarged ribs due to hyperinflated lungs). this causes the body to be 'deeper' or bigger horizontally, so to speak.our internal organs take the shape of their container. ie: someone who is not 'deep' has a smaller space for their organs to fill horizontally and would 'mold' more vertically in the torso.since we have a bigger space for our organs to fill, due to the enlarged chest cavity, the organs can fill our torso more so horizontally than vertically.
that does make sense Colleen :)