Stretch marks are the result of distension of the skin in certain areas. This may be normal, as
the case of a pregnancy; or accidental, the result of taking certain medications that contain steroids. In general
the common causes suspected in the development of stretch marks include the following:
: stretch marks are often related to hormonal changes which affects the skin at the time of puberty and/or during
pregnancy among women. In fact, nearly 90 % of women have stretch marks after their pregnancy. Women with multiple
pregnancies are more at risk. Often, the first stripes
appear around the 4th month, when the abdominal is really starting to swell.
: the skin of people who are obese are prone to distension directly related to the amount of fat in reserve. After
they lose weight, the skin does not find its usual structure and is stretched; this can lead to development of
stretch marks. That is why stretch marks tend to develop in the areas of the body where there is a reserve of fat.
: stretch marks may be the consequence of inappropriate use of corticosteroids (cortisone) either in the form of
creams, lotions, pills, or injection. In fact, even in the absence of corticosteroid drugs, stretch marks can form;
In this case, it is the result of excessive secretion of cortisol (hypercortisolism) in the
: weightlifting is a sport consists of lifting heavy weights. During the event, the athlete lifts the weight, arm
outstretched above the head in one dynamic movement. It is a sport that requires strength as well as mastering
particular techniques: speed, flexibility, coordination and balance. Individual who practice weightlifting are also
likely to have stretch marks.
medical conditions such as Cushing's syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and adrenal gland
diseases can lead to formation of stretch marks.
Stretch marks Risk Factors