What makes a beer belly how it is, round and hard? What makes it different from a normal stomach or a soft(fat) stomach?

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What makes a beer belly how it is, round and hard? What makes it different from a normal stomach or a soft(fat) stomach?

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Heavy drinkers can damage their liver, which in turn can cause a condition called ascites where your [abdomen fills up with fluid](https://www.alfapump.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/ascites-illustration.jpg), and will eventually get round and hard like an overfilled water balloon. The treatment is literally to poke a needle into their belly and drain out the extra fluid, after which the round, hard look you are describing will be reduced.

This is different from a “beer belly” someone might get from drinking too many calories in beer.

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