Cellulite, also known as adiposis edematosa is a medical condition in which the skin appears to have fat deposits in some particular areas, especially belly and thighs. Cellulite gives the skin a lumpy and dimpled appearance. The areas on which effects of cellulite are most marked include thighs and buttocks. Although, cellulite can occur at any age, but mostly it occurs after a person hits puberty. Cellulite can affect both male and female, but usually it is common in females. This is because women have particular types of connective and fat tissues. It is however, reported by the experts that cellulite may affect almost 95% of women at some point in their lives.
Dermatologists have classified cellulite in three stages. In the first stage, no clinical symptoms are visible. A microscope examination of fat deposited areas are recommended in this stage. In the second stage, the skin appears to show pastiness. The temperature of body gets low, and the body starts loosing its elasticity. In this last stage, the skin gets visible roughness. This stage combines all the symptoms of stage 2.
Although there are many causes of cellulite, but the most common causes of cellulite are unbalanced diet plan, genetic problems, hormonal factors, unhealthy lifestyle and clothing.
People who intakes excess amount of fats and carbohydrates are more likely to suffer from cellulite. Cellulite is also move prevalent in those who do not exercise daily, or who sits at one place for a longer period of time. Improper clothing can also be a cause of cellulite. Wearing tight underwear may restrict the blood flow around the buttocks, and results in the formation of cellulite.
Cellulite can be easily prevented by taking some precautions. Eating low fat foods and fiber can help to avoid the formation of cellulite. It is recommended to eat fruits and vegetables in large amount. Similarly, reducing stress can also help prevent cellulite. It is also recommended to maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly. In addition, wearing loose undergarments may also help prevent cellulite.
Cellulite can be removed with the help of surgeries, therapies and several drugs. Wearing compression garments also helps in the reduction of cellulite appearance. Dieting and liposuction do not remove cellulite, instead, it is recommended to exercise daily and eat healthy to remove cellulite and belly fat. The drugs used to remove cellulite includes: pentoxifylline, alpha antagonists, rutin, amino acids, Indian chestnut, etc.
To conclude, formation of cellulite can be tough to handle, but with some precautions it can be easily prevented. However, if cellulite is formed, therapeutic methods along with drugs may help in reduction of cellulite in less time and in an efficient way. Formation of cellulite is often irritable, and may restrict you from looking sleek and slim, even if your overall weight is not that much. If not treated properly, cellulite may cause other health problems. Therefore, it is recommended to start the treatment as soon as possible, or start taking precautionary measures to prevent cellulite formation in overall body and on belly.