The main problems related to cellulite.

At the origin of cellulite there is a set of genetic, constitutional, hormonal and vascular causes, often aggravated by sedentary life, stress, liver disease, poor nutrition, intestinal disorders or those diseases characterized by marked water retention.

The role of hormones in the onset of cellulite is of great importance. The action carried out by ovarian, pituitary and thyroid hormones is fundamental.

During puberty, the female secondary sexual characteristics appears, such as the pelvis widening, a more marked localization of fat at the level of the buttocks, thighs and hips and the development of the mammary gland, due to the intervention of the estrogens that also contribute to make the tissue water richer. If these modifications remain within certain limits, no problems are created, but when they exceed, a real pathology also occurs. Furthermore, if menstrual irregularities, typical of this age, are persistent, then the body is predisposing to the onset of cellulite and its accentuation is determined. In pregnancy, there is a delicate hormonal condition often associated with other factors, such as constipation, an increase in abdominal pressure, a slowing of the blood circulation of the lower limbs and a sedentary lifestyle: factors that together contribute to the development of cellulite.

Another critical time, due to a typical hormonal imbalance, is the period preceding menopause: cellulite disease is easily determined at this moment in a woman’s life. All these stages of female life are accompanied by hyperestrogenism, which also acts on the thyroid hormones and reduces their effectiveness.

Moreover, prolactin excess favors the onset of cellulite because it causes an increase in water retention, while hyperinsulinemia stimulates greater liposynthesis, i.e. the action of depositing fat, especially in the lower part of the body.

A hypothyroidism causes the slowing down of lipolysis, which is the process of melting fat and promotes tissue imbibition. The use of hormone-containing drugs over time can determine the worsening of the lipodystrophic condition.

At the origin of cellulite, there is a family predisposition linked to genetic factors, greater hormonal sensitivity and a certain capillary fragility.

Ethnic, geographic conditions and family eating behaviors influence their onset.

The hectic life and all the bad habits that accompany it, such as the abuse of smoke or coffee, sudden changes in biorhythms, exaggerated physical and mental fatigue, poor night sleeping are all conditions which, by associating with other factors, contribute to determining the onset of cellulite.

Stress causes a whole series of influences on the psyche, body and continuous stimuli no longer balanced that overwhelm the hypothalamus, that is the part of the central nervous system that directs the whole organism.

The use of unsuitable shoes, or too high heels, force the foot to an unnatural position, causing an overload for the forefoot; footwear that are characterized by too narrow and rigid tip can deform the shape of the foot.

Here, over time, cellulite forms at the ankle and in the calves.

We must try not to alter the physiological curve of the spine, for example walking with shoes with too high heels, because any modification of it causes a whole series of problems.

The situations that involve a variation of the physiological curvature, in addition to causing various and even serious ailments, can favor the manifestation of cellulite.

An increase in the abdominal volume, for example in pregnancy, acts on the spine and causes a slowing of the venous circulation from the legs towards the center, due to the compression exerted on the iliac vessels.