Believe it or not, diastasis recti can affect men just as it can affect women. One of the biggest myths surrounding diastasis recti is that it only occurs in women postpartum. However, diastasis recti is a universal occurrence that affects the abdominal wall without gender specificity.
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While a diastasis recti is usually caused by pregnancy in women, research has helped reveal several causes of the condition in men. Some of the common reasons for a diastasis recti to develop are:
- Frequent or rapid changes in weight
- Certain core exercises
- Underlying Abdominal Illnesses (i.e. stomach cancer, or cirrhosis)
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