What is Cellulite?

Cellulitis is a structure occurring as a result of impaired blood and lymphatic circulation of subcutaneous fat cell groups called adipocytes and it especially occurs in women. The fibrotic bands developing over time among the fat cell groups in the region with involved blood and lymphatic circulation cause pitting and orange peel appearance on the skin.

What Are The Causes Of Cellulitis Formation?

The inherent structure of women’s skin: Nine out of ten women have this problem. Hormonal causes: Excessive increase in folliculin (FSH) hormone which is secreted from the ovaries in women and which forms a basis for cellulitis production with its water retention characteristic. Genetic: If the mother has cellulitis, it may be seen in her child as well. Circulatory impairment (vascular insufficiency): Cellulitis and vascular insufficiency go parallel with each other. The cellulitis formed in the vascular channels enwraps vessels, squeezes them and renders the blood circulation more difficult. As a consequence of this, varices develop. This, in turn, results in severe outcomes such as cellulitis, varices and further vascular insufficiency. Constipation, hypothyroidism, contraceptive use, impaired function of the liver, mental factors such as nervousness caused by fast and stressful life, anxiety and insecurity … Corset, tight dresses, circulatory insufficiency due to heart failure … Usually, periods such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause in which weight gain and loss, hormonal changes occur increase susceptibility. Irregular and malnutrition with heavy, over-caloric foods. Excessive consumption of alcohol, tea, coffee and tobacco which cause toxic effects in the body. A sedentary life.

Cellulitis Occurs In Which Areas?

  • Upper part of the thigh
  • Inner parts of the knee and ankle
  • Posterior part of the buttock and calves
  • Upper legs

How To Avoid Cellulitis?

By consuming low-calorie foods and not getting excess weight. Excessive weight forms a more suitable basis for cellulitis. By exercising, for example; jogging, cycling, swimming, gymnastics… Also, taking the right amount of vitamin and mineral. Vitamin A and E smoothen the skin, magnesium activates the metabolism, phosphorus and silicium strengthen the tissues. Eat white and red radishes, parsley, celery, strawberries, and rice for the body to expel excess water.

Does Cellulitis Resolve With Diet?

No, cellulite is resistant to all losing weight diets. It requires special treatment, it does not resolve spontaneously.

Do Thin Women Have Cellulitis?

Yes, cellulitis can occur in thin and even in skinny women.

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