What is Cellulite - and How Did I Get It?
Take the test: Which is the leading cause of Cellulite?
d) Lack of exercise
e) Poor diet
f) None of the above
g) All of the above
Answer: g) All of the above.
Cellulite is a very common condition, especially among women. Women are basically genetically and hormonally predisposed to cellulite. Smoking makes it worse. Lack of exercise and poor diet (fatty food and little drinking) may enhance the phenomenon.
What is Cellulite?
Rigid fibers form the fat chambers. When fat cells are enlarged, the rigid fibers push toward the soft tissue of the dermis, causing the rough surface appearance described as "orange peel," "mattress," or "cottage cheese."
|Stage 1 - no dimpling while the patient is standing or lying down, but the pinch test reveals the "orange peel" appearance.||Stage 2 - "orange peel" dimpling appears spontaneously when standing up, but not when lying down.||Stage 3 - "orange peel" dimpling appears spontaneously both when standing up and lying down.|
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