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Cellulite Print

Cellulite is a term for lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. It's most common in adolescent and adult women. In medical terms it is not a serious health condition.

Cellulite is much more common in women than in men. In fact, most women develop some cellulite after puberty. This is because women's fat is typically distributed in the thighs, hips and buttocks — common areas for cellulite. Cellulite is also more common with aging, when the skin loses elasticity. After menopause, women deposit more fat on the upper part of their bodies.

Weight gain can make cellulite more noticeable, but some lean people have cellulite, as well. It tends to run in families, so genetics might play the biggest role in whether you develop cellulite. An inactive lifestyle also can increase your chances of having cellulite, as can pregnancy. Most scientists and doctors reject the theory that cellulite is caused by “internal pollution” and toxins. It is simply a natural process.


Whilst sunlight is essential for Vitamin D absorption and other health benefits, excessive exposure may worsen the dimpling effect of cellulite. Excessive sunlight makes the skin lose its elasticity.

Diet & Exercise
Liposuction, injections and electrical treatment are unlikely to have durable results. Massage may however sometimes be beneficial. Doctors advise regular exercise (swimming, cycling, walking etc.) and a low fat diet to improve the appearance of cellulite. The diet should include plenty of fruit and vegetables. Cut down on fatty foods such as meat, dairy, chips, biscuits and cake.

Rapid weight loss can worsen the problem. Gradual weight loss is advisable. Moderation is a basic principle of Isl?m.
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