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What is Rectus Diastasis Abdominis?

Description of the condition

Rectus diastasis abdominis is the distance between the right and left bulge of the rectus abdominis muscles, which are usually connected. This condition can occur in women during pregnancy or after childbirth, as well as in people who are overweight or those who perform improper exercises.


  • Rectus diastasis abdominis can be mild (less than 2 cm), moderate (2-4 cm), and severe (more than 4 cm).


Symptoms of rectus diastasis abdominis include protrusion of the abdomen, lower back pain, and weakness of the abdominal muscles.


The main cause of rectus diastasis abdominis is the stretching of the muscles during pregnancy or excessive strain on the abdominal muscles.


Diagnosis of rectus diastasis abdominis includes visual examination, palpation, and instrumental methods such as ultrasound.


Treatment of rectus diastasis abdominis may include physical therapy, correction of exercises, and in some cases, surgical intervention.


Prevention of rectus diastasis abdominis includes proper exercise technique, weight control, and strengthening of the abdominal muscles.


The treatment of rectus diastasis abdominis is carried out by a general practitioner or a surgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.