In this 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau, each of us can increase our health and well-being by applying his guidance to our regular exercise activities. Thoreau, one of t ...View Article
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What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is NOT a disease. Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. It is just a biological caused modification of connective tissue. Cellulite is also known as cottage cheese skin, orange peel syndrome, or in medical terminology it is called nodular liposclerosis, cellulitic dermohypodernosis, sclerotic fibrous edematous panniculopathy, hypodernosis or herniation of fat with hypodermic tension bands. Cellulite affects more than 90% of women of all ethnics. This appearance causes aesthetic problem and is a concern to a great number of women than men worldwide. And there is no known correlation between obesity and cellulite.
What causes Cellulite?
The patho-physiology of cellulite includes alteration of adipose tissue and micro-circulation causing fibro-sclerosis in the connective tissue. It is a NON-inflammatory, degenerative condition, producing changes of the hypodermis. The negatively affected microcirculation may also cause intracellular edema and decreased lymphatic drainage. It can be also classified as fibrotic, edematous, adipose or combinatory.
What are Cellulite Treatments?