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Stress and Abdominal Fat: A Little-Known Culprit 

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Prolonged stress can affect your mental and physical health and lead to a little extra weight around your midsection.

A "stress belly" isn't a formal medical diagnosis, but it's a way to describe how stress hormones can affect your midsection.

What is a Stress Belly?

Coristol is a hormone produced within the adrenal glands. It's responsible for helping control blood sugar and metabolism, amongst other functions.

Along with the help of other hormones such as adrenaline, cortisol is part of your body's "fight or flight" response. When faced with a crisis, the stress response slows your body's functions so you can focus.

That's a positive benefit of cortisol, but only if your spikes are temporary.

Prolonged stress keeps these hormone levels elevated for a significant period, along with your blood pressure and blood sugar, and that's not good.

Higher Cortisol Is Linked To Abdominal Obesity

Can stress cause belly fat? Higher, long-term cortisol levels are related to abdominal obesity, according to a 2018 study.

Not all people with obesity have high cortisol levels. Research suggests that genetics can play a role in this cortisol-related sensitivity.

Short-term stress can cause stomach issues such as diarrhea and vomiting. Irritable bowel syndrome can also be the result of long-term stress. 

While stress and abdominal fat are an unexpected pairing, there are ways to address both. It's best to first address the root cause of one's stress with a mental health professional if it has reached the point of inhibiting your daily routine. 

Ultimately, not feeling mentally well will inhibit you from completing the necessary tasks, such as exercise and diet to achieve a healthier lifestyle.

AirSculpt® For Abdominal Fat Offers The Next Step 

If you've relieved yourself from stress but want to take the next step to achieve a slimmer midsection, Elite Body Sculpture is a suitable solution.

Traditional liposuction has been rendered obsolete by the patented AirSculpt® procedure, developed to offer more significant results without invasive surgical techniques used during invasive treatments.

While liposuction introduces a litany of potential risks and medical complications, Elite Body Sculpture doesn't use scalpels, stitches, needles, or general anesthesia to provide patients with dramatic results.

Opt for a procedure like Lower Stomach AirSculpt®, a precision-engineered fat removal technique that can seamlessly remove fat without the need for an extensive recovery period. Whether you're looking to target a small area of stubborn fat or remove pockets of flab on the waist, love handles, and abs with the full Stomach AirSculpt® offering, this versatile treatment can help you become your most confident self.

We work under the premise that no patient should worry about potential ruined results or added stress when it comes to their journey for a better-looking body. Furthermore, because our technique provides more precise results, patients enjoy quicker changes and added motivation to stick with healthier habits that keep stress away. 

For more information on how we can help, call our Miami office or the AirSculpt® location closest to you for a complimentary consultation. 

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