I think it’s a combined shortage of nutrients, protein and salt. Blood circulation is impaired and fluids leak out into the abdomen and this causes the swelling that is clearly seen.<br />
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Something like that but a *lot* more complicated to explain, but that’s as much as I remember.<br />
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~F~

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Woah,good answer! Are you a doc?

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lol ... noooooo. It's something I read ages ago because the question came to my mind, so I found the answer. If I was a Doc I think I would have given you a better answer and I certainly wouldn't forget the 'complicated' bits ... hahaha :)

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they feed only on carborhydrate and lack protein

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Hmmm...interesting.I bet you're right.

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yah have seen some children suffering from that, it is realy sad. it is common with people that have very littel to eat..

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Swollen abdomen is a symptom..but cant remember what its called. How ironic

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becozz they eat watever they get..

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full of air maybe? idk the exact right answer.

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fantastic

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