Cellulite Risk Factor
may contribute to the formation of cellulite, including:
chance of developing cellulite seems to be higher during certain periods of life such as puberty, pregnancy,
During these periods, women experience variable hormonal fluctuations that facilitate more or less water and fat
retention in certain parts of the body. For example, during menstruation there is an increase in estrogen that
causes retention of water that seeps into the tissues, increasing formation of cellulite.
: while it is not clear, scientists believe that excessive salt intake, diet rich in carbohydrates (sugars), lipids
(fats) and low in dietary fiber may contribute to cellulite. In the other hand, a diet rich in fruit and vegetable
associated with physical exercise can contribute greatly to the prevention of cellulite.
Lack of exercise
: in addition to a variety of cancer and cardiovascular disease, physical inactivity has contributed to formation
and worsening of cellulite. A sedentary lifestyle advantages accumulation of fat in the adipose tissue, which can
weaken normal blood circulation in the muscles of the legs. Therefore, it is important to regularly exercise to
reduce your cellulite risk.
: whether it is acquired or hereditary, venous insufficiency of lower limbs increases the chance for cellulite.
When the blood and lymphatic circulation is not working properly, metabolic wastes from the body are more difficult
to be removed; venous return (flow of blood back to the heart)
is less effective, and blood and lymph tends to stagnate in the lower part of the body, thus clogging the tissues.
To improve your circulation, avoid wearing too tight pants that sheathe
the legs excessively; avoid wearing underwear that impede the venous circulation.
Genetic and Racial
Factors: it is
found that women whose mothers had a skin greatly marked by cellulite are at greater risk of being affected by
the disease. In addition, Caucasian women are more likely to have cellulite than Asian or black
nicotine affects blood flow in small blood vessels and decreases tissue oxygenation. This can cause the
formation of cellulite in some women.
Some Drugs: taking certain drugs such as
estrogens, antihistamines and corticosteroids can cause cellulite. Before taking these drugs talk to your doctor
or pharmacist about the risk.
Stress: it is thought that stress can also
contribute to formation of cellulite. It is a remarkable problem for most stressed women.