Do you know one of the beauty problems in women is cellulite?

Do you know one of the beauty problems in women is cellulite?

Cellulite Problem: It is prevalent among women, and approximately between 85 and 98% of women around the world complain about the unwanted deposition of these fats. Cellulite Problem is not harmful.

But because of the apparent cause, Cellulite Problem is a cosmetic in women:

  • Reduces self-confidence
  • In addition, it causes stress and anxiety for people with cellulite.

In this article, we will explain the definition of cellulite, causes of cellulite and the effect of the diet in our creation.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is uneven, lumpy skin on your hips, thighs, or buttocks.

This Problem occurs when the skin overlying certain areas of fat is pulled downward to the deeper tissues by connective tissue bands.

Based on the severity, it is classified into 4 groups:

  • Grade 0: No cellulite.
  • Grade 1: Smooth skin when standing, but orange-peel appearance when sitting.
  • Grade 2: Skin has orange-peel appearance when standing and sitting.
  • Grade 3: Skin has orange-peel appearance when standing with deep raised and depressed areas.

Summary: Cellulite Problem is a condition in which the skin becomes dimpled and bumpy. It is more seen in women especially around the tummy, thighs, and butt.

What causes cellulite?

The cause of cellulite is still not fully understood but is likely due to a combination of different factors.

1- Hormonal changes

Hormones are one of the major factors in the regulation of metabolism and the storage of fats under the skin.

One of the reasons why cellulite is not formed in men or too low is the Estrogen hormone changes in women:

Hormones like insulin and catecholamines, which are involved in fat breakdown and storage, could play key roles in its formation

2- Gender

Women are more likely to develop cellulite than men

Reasons for Cellulite

  • Women’s connective tissue
  • Fat cells are arranged under the skin

Women have a large number of fat cells:

  • Stand vertically
  • Cells meeting connective tissue at a right angle under the skin

Contrarily, men tend to have a smaller number of fat cells that are arranged horizontally,

so they lie flat against each other.

3- Lifestyle

In some cases, the shape of cellulite, due to the accumulation of fluid around the tissues, can be made worse.

Although you can’t control your age, you can make some changes to your lifestyle that can help reduce the amount of cellulite on your thighs.

Prolonged periods of sitting Due to a decrease in blood flow, can be changes in areas prone to cellulite.

4- Inflammation

Another theory is that cellulite caused by a connective tissue disorder is due to inflammation.

Another theory is that cellulite caused by a connective tissue disorder is due to inflammation.

Summary: The exact reason people develop cellulite is unknown, but it’s thought to be due to factors like genetics, hormones, and lifestyle.

Does diet play a role in the development of cellulite cells?

A group of researchers reported that a diet containing carbohydrates may make cellulite worse.

They think increased levels of insulin hormone leads to increased total body fat.

Eating salty foods will cause swelling and bloat of fat cells and cellulite appear worse.

Summary: It’s currently unclear what role diet plays in the treatment and prevention of cellulite. However, maintaining a healthy diet, staying hydrated and avoiding weight gain may be helpful.

Does weight loss cause cellulite to improve?

Weight loss is known as a good way to treatment of cellulite.

  • Weight gain will definitely make it worse
  • Especially if you are overweight, too.
  • But the impact of weight loss as a method of treatment is not clear.

In a study that was done on people with cellulite, it was found that losing weight helped reduce the severity of cellulite, especially in overweight people.

However, in this study, 32% of people with losing weight made their cellulite look worse.

The reason for this isn’t clear, but it can depend on other factors.

Summary: Weight gain may make cellulite worse. However, weight loss doesn’t always help and make it worse for some people.

Reference: Healthline

Collected by: Dr. Afsaneh Aminghafouri

About Afsane AminGhafouri

Dr Afsane Ghafuri
My name is Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri I have PhD degree in Agroecology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. I have over 8 years of experience working in agricultural science as Medicinal Plants scientist. Currently, I work as a Senior Researcher (R&D) at Parsi Teb Herbal Pharmaceutical Company since 2017. I have written more than 100 articles on medicinal plants and their application in traditional medicine. Teaching experience for 8 years in the field of medicinal plants.

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