Cellulitis, or Edematous Fibrosclerotic Panniculopathy, is a blemish characterised by alterations of the skin and underlying tissue. Liquid is accumulated in the space between the cells due to altered vascular and tissue exchanges. The support structure between the cells, called connective tissue, reacts to this situation: nodules are formed that give rise to so-called orange peel skin. It mainly affects women in the area of the buttocks, thighs and abdomen. It can also affect arms,although this is rare. Local adiposity is cuased by an increase in the size of the fat cells without causing the typical alterations of cellulite. The causes are genetic, hormonal (e.g. in the case of hypothyroidism), due to diet or an incorrect lifestyle, such as an excessively sedentary lifestyle.
Cellulite and adiposity
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