Learn How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks with Stretch Mark Removal and Stretch Mark Treatment!
00:00 How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks Removal and Treatment?
01:01 What Causes Stretch Marks?
03:19 How To Get Rid Of Stretch Marks?
07:42 Stretch Mark Removal?
13:52 Stretch Mark Treatment?
15:17 Conclusion on Stretch Marks?
WHAT CAUSES STRETCH MARKS:
It is important to remember that stretch marks are very common and very normal so are usually nothing really to worry about. Just some more signs of being a normal human. Now I know you guys love a bit of data so here are some statistics for you… About 90% of pregnant women, 70% of adolescent women and 40% of adolescent men get stretch marks.
Because of how common it is, there is so much out there when you do an internet search, so in this video, I have done that work for you so all that information is here. So, first things first, what are stretch marks… Well let’s start with some science…The skin is the body’s largest organ and has the ability to expand and contract as needed. The skin is very strong and elastic, however its supporting tissues can sometimes be damaged if they stretch too far or too quickly.
Now, it’s this rapid expanding of the skin which can lead to stretch marks. They often occur during times of growth and body changes in your life, such as significant weight gain, pregnancy, puberty, and extreme muscle building.
So where do they usually occur? Stretch marks are set-in streaks that can show up on your stomach, breasts, hips, bum, and thighs. These long, thin, rippled marks are also called stria.
So you may be asking, what causes them and what are the risk factors, now I have already mentioned the main cause…weight gain. Stretch marks happen when your body grows quickly for any reason. Your skin can’t stretch enough to keep up. Collagen is a protein that makes your skin more elastic. If your skin doesn’t have enough, the marks may show up as it stretches. Not just weight gain, but you may get stretch marks because of:
Childhood growth spurts during puberty.
Pregnancy as a result of stretched skin and a surge in hormones that weakens skin fibres. Stretch marks might fade after the baby is born and if you lose weight
Bodybuilding and rapid muscle growth
Using high amounts of steroids, either from steroid medications or illnesses like Cushing's syndrome
Some genetic diseases such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome which can weaken your skin fibres and cause unusual growth
If you believe the cause of your stretch marks are linked to any of these diseases, I would recommend you speak to an HCP
WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE FOR STRETCH MARKS:
Remember that stretch marks are common. The changes that can cause stretch marks, such as growth spurts, weight changes, and pregnancy, can happen to many people.
There is no perfect home remedy, but some creams can help with hydration and can promote your skin’s healing processes. For both natural treatments and medical options, more research is needed to clarify what’s most effective and who they are most likely to help.
If you’re treating stretch marks due to pregnancy, it’s always best to check with your HCP to ensure the treatment is safe to use. Almost all stretch marks will fade over time, even if you don’t treat them. Rarely will stretch marks stay as prominent as when they first appear.
The only times I would recommend that you speak to your HCP in addition to the times I have already mentioned in this video are if you:
Have large, often dark stretch marks
Have more fat on your chest and tummy, but slim arms and legs
Have a build-up of fat on the back of your neck and shoulders
Have a red, puffy, rounded face
All these symptoms could be signs of Cushing’s syndrome, and I would recommend you speak to a healthcare professional.
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This video is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Abraham The Pharmacist has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but make no warranty as to its accuracy. Always consult a doctor or other healthcare professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions.