A problem typical for women is cellulite. Doctors consider that cellulite is specific only to women, and that every woman will start having problems with it, sooner or later. A normal, healthy woman is definitely affected by the cellulite.
Normally, men don’t have cellulite. But sometimes, because of the health problems, overweight may cause the formation of it.
Cellulite describes dimpling of skin, caused by the protrusion of subcutaneous fat into the dermis creating an undulating dermal-subcutaneous fat junction adipose tissue. The term cellulite originated in France more than 150 years ago and began appearing in English language publications in the late 1960s, the earliest reference in Vogue magazine, “Like a swift migrating fish the word cellulite has suddenly crossed the Atlantic.
Descriptive names for cellulite include orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, the mattress phenomenon, and hail damage. Synonyms include: adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis and gynoid lipodystrophy. It is unrelated to cellulitis, which is infection of the skin and its underlying connective tissue.
Between 85% and 98% of post-pubescent females display some degree of cellulite. There appears to be a hormonal component to its presentation. It is rarely seen in males. It is seen more commonly in males with androgen-deficient states such as Klinefelter’s syndrome, hypogonadism, post-castration states and in those patients receiving estrogen therapy for prostate cancer. The cellulite becomes more severe as the androgen deficiency worsens in these males. Cellulite is not related to being overweight; average and underweight people also get cellulite.
While harmless, the dimpled appearance is a cause of concern for some people. The cosmetics industry claims to offer many remedies. There are no supplements that have been approved as effective for reducing cellulite. Syneron, the first cosmetic laser manufacturer to receive FDA clearance for treating cellulite, combine mechanical, light, heat, and radio frequency energy to the skin and claim success after a few applications of their product. Other cosmetic procedures such as Mesotherapy, Endermologie have produced inconclusive results. While each has been FDA approved to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, effectiveness varies by procedure. All methods require continual follow-up to maintain improved appearances.Liposuction, which extracts fat from under the skin, is not effective for cellulite reduction and may exacerbate the cosmetic problem. Dieting does not get rid of the dimpled appearance, but a balanced diet and exercise may help to reduce the fat content within the distorted cells, reducing their contribution to the dimpling.
Skeptics note that cellulite has been found to be indistinguishable from ordinary fat in every medical and scientific test. They note that there is no scientifically proven cause for cellulite. Some suggest cellulite is a contrived disease promoted by the aesthetics and cosmetics industry. However, market adoption of aesthetic procedures for cellulite demonstrate that consumers understand cellulite as a name for a condition, and not a disease.
What can you do with that? I don’t like to promote diets. I understand really clear how hard it is to keep a diet. The essential moment in this problem is to do physical exercises. It is not necessary to be an athletic. You can do some exercises daily, not very hard, but enough to keep your body in shape. Good luck)