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The Marien Hospital Duesseldorf is a modern medical facility in the very center of Duesseldorf and a recognized Research Center. The foundation stone of the hospital was laid back in 1864 with the support of the Catholic Church. The Christian principles of helping and supporting patients have not changed at all over the years, b
According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
According to Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all fields of
According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
The University Hospital Saarland Homburg is the largest hospital in the city of Homburg and the most important medical facility in the region. The hospital, which currently has 30 specialized departments and 20 institutes, was founded in 1947 and operates on the basis of Saarland University. The hospital plays a leading role in
According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
The Hospital St. Elisabeth Grevenbroich provides quality medical services in various medical fields. The special focus is on gastroenterology, oncology, general, abdominal and vascular surgery, gynecology, orthopedics and cardiology. As an academic facility, the hospital maintains close contacts with the University Hospital RWTH
PAN Clinic Cologne

PAN Clinic Cologne

Overall rating9 / 10
The PAN Clinic Cologne is a multidisciplinary medical facility that combines advanced medicine, excellent quality of patient care and a high level of comfort. Founded in 1999, the clinic is located in the very heart of Cologne. During this time, the medical complex has gained long clinical experience, but at the same time it has
HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

Overall rating9.7 / 10
Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently. Having crossed the threshold
The Samsung Medical Center was founded in 1994 and soon won the reputation of a medical facility of presidential standards, which it still preserves today. The hospital has 40 departments, 10 specialized centers and a huge Cancer Center with 655 beds. The medical facility is equipped with advanced equipment (for example, a 32-ch
The Hospital Schwabing Munich is one of the oldest medical facilities in the Schwabing region with a history of over 100 years. The hospital is proud of the excellent state-of-the-art equipment, modern infrastructure, highly professional medical personnel and location in a picturesque park area. The medical complex is the academ
The DKD HELIOS Clinic Wiesbaden has long made a name for itself in the international medical arena by introducing an optimal model of medical care, combining the use of the most advanced medical technologies, the experience of highly qualified doctors and impeccable quality of patient care. The medical facility first opened its
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About the disease

Abdominal rectus muscle diastasis (abdominal separation) is the medical term for a tummy pooch. It can develop if the space between the lower abdominal muscles widens, causing the lower abdomen to visibly stick out. Women over the age of 35 are more likely to have a tummy pooch, because muscles become softer and less resistant to pressure with age and a lot of women have had a baby by then. It is less common in men, but it can still occur. For instance, bad posture during weightlifting and body strength exercising.

According to  Healthline, abdominal rectus muscle diastasis is most common among pregnant women. Statistics show that approximately 35% of all pregnant women experience abdominal separation. This can be explained by the pressure that the foetus puts on the abdominal muscles, especially in the last trimester of pregnancy. Women who are carrying two or more babies or who have had multiple pregnancies are more likely to develop abdominal separation because of the increased pressure on the abdomen. It is important for all pregnant women to exercise these muscles prior to the birth. It will assist the delivery and should help to avoid abdominal separation. Sometimes, newborn babies are born with widened abdominal muscles, but these usually flatten out on their own after a while.


  • A large belly
  • Inability to tighten the abdominal muscles properly
  • Lower back pain, in some cases
  • Constipation, in some cases
  • Restricted bowel muscles, in some cases


  • During a general examination, the doctor will measure the patient’s abdomen, to determine the extent of abdominal separation.
  • The doctor may ask the patient to do special exercises, to see how the abdominal muscles tighten and support the lower belly area.
  • An ultrasound can be useful when examining the position of the abdominal muscles. It can also be helpful in determining whether the patient’s internal organs have been affected. For pregnant women, an ultrasound is a common and recommended procedure, so this test can be done during the regular check-up.


  • In mild cases of abdominal rectus muscle diastasis, doctors usually recommend physical therapy that aims to restore abdominal muscle strength. These exercises need to be done on a regular basis to have the desired effect.
  • The patient may also be advised to wear a special belly splint that supports the abdominal muscles. Many pregnant women are advised to wear this splint during the last weeks of their pregnancy.
  • Surgery, which can be either open or minimally invasive, aims to tuck the widened muscles back into the right position.

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed