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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

PEAR SHAPE

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON PEAR SHAPE

In this condition, fats are deposited in the lower body only. Fat is deposited on your hips, buttocks and thighs while you may even experience a loss of fat in the arms / breasts. This condition points to blocked circulatory issue in the lower abdomen, vasodilation due to infection, or other inability to lift the blood and fluids.

Disclaimer: Conditions such as 'Pear shape' that cause tissue changes could be serious and should be checked by a medical doctor.

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DIET REMEDIES FOR 'PEAR SHAPE'

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HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS FOR 'PEAR SHAPE'

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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

Balance Your Body with Diet, Herbs, & Lifestyles Having These Biocharacteristics

Everything you eat has an effect on your body, which Ayurveda categorizes in a simple and easy way, using biocharacteristics (gunas). Biocharacteristics are qualities (like cold and hot) that describe the effect a food or herb has on your body. Cooling foods like cucumber, decrease metabolism. Heating foods like chili pepper, stimulate your body and increase metabolism. For 'Pear shape', you should select foods with the following biocharacteristics. Individual results will vary, based on your body type and the root cause of your imbalance.

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CLEAR

ABOUT CLEAR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.

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BITTER

ABOUT BITTER BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Bitter taste has cholagogue action - it is cold, clear, light, and stimulating. It increases digestive enzymes, laxative, and drying.

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To learn more about the symbols above, click on them. See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.

General Laxative

GENERAL-LAXATIVE

Promotes a bowel movement. General laxative is an umbrella term that refers to several different types of laxatives.

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Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Antibacterial

ANTIBACTERIAL

Herbs that kill bacteria or slow their growth.

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Antifungal

ANTIFUNGAL

Herbs that destroy fungus.

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Antimicrobial

ANTIMICROBIAL

An agent that kills microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Antimicrobial is an umbrella term that can be broken down into specific categories of target microorganism, such as anti-bacterials, fungals, and virals.

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Antiseptic

ANTISEPTIC

Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. Helpful in infections and for those with weak immune systems.

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Vessel Tonic

VESSEL-TONIC

An herb that improves the tone and integrity of blood vessel walls. This is helpful in easy bruising.

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HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE #3

PEAR SHAPE IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE #3 - ATTACKING TISSUE

If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are becoming stronger and weakening your body's resistance. Most people have a weakness in one or more organs. These areas of weakness are the 'weak link in the chain.' They are first to succumb when an imbalance reaches a tipping point. Repairing imbalances in this category often represent your last opportunity to prevent disease. At any moment, these imbalances could overwhelm weakened tissue and develop into a disease. You may feel pain or discomfort in the weakened area. At this stage you will need to support the weakened tissue with specialized foods and herbs for the weakened tissue.

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AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTS

According to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Pear shape'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
BIOCHARACTERISTICFOODS TO AVOIDDO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?
PITTA
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KAPHA
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GOOEY

ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Gooey is identified by anything gelatinous (such as oatmeal), or by mucus congestion.

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OILY

ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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TOXIC

ABOUT TOXIC BIOCHARACTERISTIC

A substance that causes toxicity in the body, or that harms the body.

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SOUR

ABOUT SOUR BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sour refers to anything fermented or acidic.

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SWEET

ABOUT SWEET BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.

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To learn more about the symbols above, click on them. See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.

SEE A DIET WHICH REMOVES THESE CAUSES

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RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Pear shape'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.

Biocharacteristics of 6,831 People Reporting Pear shape

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Pear shape were less aggravated than 81% of other symptoms. From the 6,831 people who reported Pear shape in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Oily Sign
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98.4%
36.7% (2,504)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Sweet Sign
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97.2%
36.6% (2,503)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Kapha Sign
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95.3%
47.3% (3,228)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Salty
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76.1%
27.6% (1,887)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Heavy
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74.9%
34.2% (2,336)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Gooey Sign
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73.6%
28.1% (1,920)
7,069 have Gooey constitution
Sour Sign
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56.0%
24.6% (1,678)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Astringent
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38.6%
20.1% (1,372)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Bitter
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36.7%
18.2% (1,244)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Cold
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36.3%
25.8% (1,763)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Light
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25.5%
21.7% (1,484)
9,391 have Light constitution
Dry
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21.5%
18.0% (1,231)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Difficult
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17.9%
27.5% (1,876)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Hot Aggravates
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14.9%
21.4% (1,464)
7,949 have Hot constitution
Toxic Aggravates
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14.9%
24.8% (1,692)
7,099 have Toxic constitution
Pungent
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11.5%
14.3% (979)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Vata
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10.6%
28.3% (1,933)
11,554 have Vata constitution
Pitta Aggravates
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7.5%
26.0% (1,774)
10,540 have Pitta constitution

Risk Factors of Pear shape

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Pear shape. Overall, 20.84% of people surveyed in this research study reported Pear shape.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 20.84%

Review These Common Risk Factors

Feel underweight (2358)
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212
9%
60% less often
Feel overweight (25362)
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5084
20%
insignificant difference
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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1564
8%
60% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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3609
21.6%
insignificant difference
Male (1336)
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95
7.1%
70% less often
Female (26227)
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5485
20.9%
insignificant difference
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Fat on buttocks (13116)
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4131
31.5%
50% more often
Defensive (225)
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70
31.1%
50% more often
Small breasts (2618)
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715
27.3%
30% more often
Cellulite (17679)
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4779
27%
30% more often
Fat on thighs (18291)
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4930
27%
30% more often
Edema (2527)
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665
26.3%
30% more often
Restricting Water Intake (650)
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171
26.3%
30% more often
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (227)
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59
26%
20% more often
Eating without realizing it (4049)
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1039
25.7%
20% more often
Hide food (3231)
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831
25.7%
20% more often
Multiple weight loss programs (10770)
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2764
25.7%
20% more often
Flabby muscles / Poor tone (10049)
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2571
25.6%
20% more often
Low metabolism (11201)
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2841
25.4%
20% more often
Fatty deposits/lipoma (2372)
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599
25.3%
20% more often
Goiter (482)
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122
25.3%
20% more often
Gastric bypass surgery (437)
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110
25.2%
20% more often
Overeat because of spouse / kids (2718)
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686
25.2%
20% more often
Feel judged for my weight (9359)
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2345
25.1%
20% more often
Croup (176)
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44
Small number of cases
25%
20% more often
Uncontrollable compulsion to eat (4198)
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1049
25%
20% more often
Trauma-induced overeating (1603)
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400
25%
20% more often
Grave's Disease (229)
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57
24.9%
20% more often
Difficulty finding clothes that fit (9502)
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2370
24.9%
20% more often
Eat when lonely / depressed (9688)
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2400
24.8%
20% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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114
24.7%
20% more often
Feel like a failure after overeating (9279)
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2288
24.7%
20% more often
Hiding wrappers / packaging (4619)
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1137
24.6%
20% more often
Buy food for others then eat it (2759)
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679
24.6%
20% more often
Avoid social events due to appearance (7275)
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1789
24.6%
20% more often
Chronic Peeling Skin (1173)
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287
24.5%
20% more often
Ashamed of weight (11921)
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2923
24.5%
20% more often
Indiscriminate eating (3113)
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763
24.5%
20% more often
Secretive eating (8337)
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2039
24.5%
20% more often
Liposuction (652)
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160
24.5%
20% more often
Pretend Eating / Playing with Food (461)
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113
24.5%
20% more often
Skin problems on thighs (3976)
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972
24.4%
20% more often
Chronic Kidney Disease / Renal Disease (242)
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59
24.4%
20% more often
Self-loathing (6841)
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1669
24.4%
20% more often
Can't stop eating once I start (4901)
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1194
24.4%
20% more often
Feet or Ankles Swelling (8846)
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2148
24.3%
20% more often
Puffy / swollen skin (3944)
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957
24.3%
20% more often
Urinary incontinence (3117)
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755
24.2%
20% more often
Weak muscles (9765)
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2363
24.2%
20% more often
Overeat more than 2x/week (8274)
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2000
24.2%
20% more often
Preoccupied with food (5772)
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1395
24.2%
20% more often
Rebel against food limitations (3798)
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914
24.1%
20% more often
Insufficient Breast Milk (1651)
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396
24%
20% more often
Panic about size, shape or weight (6563)
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1577
24%
20% more often
Binging more than 1x monthly (5063)
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1216
24%
20% more often
Varicose Veins (8275)
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1966
23.8%
10% more often
Distress when sweets unavailable (4006)
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953
23.8%
10% more often
Baggy / sagging skin (4442)
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1054
23.7%
10% more often
Foods, drinks, or supplements to lose weight (13052)
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3094
23.7%
10% more often
Preoccupied with size, shape or weight (12085)
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2865
23.7%
10% more often
Water Retention (10907)
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2570
23.6%
10% more often
Fat back of arms (12643)
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2984
23.6%
10% more often
Flat rash (526)
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124
23.6%
10% more often
Ankle pain (4184)
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989
23.6%
10% more often
Diuretics to lose weight (2085)
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492
23.6%
10% more often
Gallstones / Attack (1914)
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449
23.5%
10% more often
Swollen joints (2624)
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616
23.5%
10% more often
Diet pills, gums (5926)
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1391
23.5%
10% more often
Laxatives to lose weight (2812)
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661
23.5%
10% more often
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (1627)
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381
23.4%
10% more often
Oppressed / disempowered (3669)
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860
23.4%
10% more often
Weigh myself daily (8123)
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1899
23.4%
10% more often
Eat when abdomen painful (2767)
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647
23.4%
10% more often
Prolapsed Bladder (690)
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161
23.3%
10% more often
Yellowish skin (2733)
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637
23.3%
10% more often
Osteoarthritis (3252)
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754
23.2%
10% more often
Stretch marks (16705)
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3875
23.2%
10% more often
Dysentery (203)
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47
Small number of cases
23.2%
10% more often
Unsupportive environment (3565)
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826
23.2%
10% more often
Drinking coffee to replace food (7337)
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1701
23.2%
10% more often
Famine / Underfed in Childhood (1923)
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446
23.2%
10% more often
Peri-Menopausal (4251)
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982
23.1%
10% more often
Omitting Food Groups (10981)
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2533
23.1%
10% more often
Spending all day in the kitchen (3076)
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706
23%
10% more often
Yellow vaginal discharge (1950)
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447
22.9%
10% more often
Hypothyroid (5573)
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1277
22.9%
10% more often
Swollen lymph nodes - hips (899)
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206
22.9%
10% more often
Scheduling time alone to eat (3314)
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758
22.9%
10% more often
Angry when someone eats my food (7138)
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1636
22.9%
10% more often
Eating vegetables to suppress hunger (9352)
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2146
22.9%
10% more often
Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night (5367)
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1227
22.9%
10% more often
Skin problems on knees (1119)
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255
22.8%
10% more often
Bluish nail-beds (2239)
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511
22.8%
10% more often
Muscles heavy / tired (6435)
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1468
22.8%
10% more often
Fasting to lose weight (11675)
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2666
22.8%
10% more often
Bruise easily (11853)
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2691
22.7%
10% more often
Neuralgia (784)
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178
22.7%
10% more often
Calluses (5116)
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1162
22.7%
10% more often
Pale lips (5474)
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1243
22.7%
10% more often
Weakness / Debility (3964)
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900
22.7%
10% more often
Uneasy when food unavailable (4533)
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1031
22.7%
10% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Pear shape

In this research study, people who report Pear shape were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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270
+2.3 times
4%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Wide, Heavy Hips
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3863
+2.2 times
57%
26.4% (20,459 cases)
Slow, heavy digestion
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3113
+2.0 times
46%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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2869
+1.9 times
42%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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3212
+1.7 times
47%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Abdominal surgery
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245
+1.6 times
4%
2.47% (1,336 cases)
Currently/recently on a diet
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2643
+1.6 times
39%
24.25% (11,960 cases)
Gastric bypass surgery
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110
+1.6 times
2%
1.26% (437 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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469
+1.6 times
7%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
Fat on buttocks
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4131
+1.5 times
60%
38.86% (13,116 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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1762
+1.5 times
26%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
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Cellulite
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4779
+1.5 times
70%
45.93% (17,679 cases)
Restricting Water Intake
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171
+1.5 times
3%
2.02% (650 cases)
Gain weight easily
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4453
+1.5 times
65%
43.99% (35,031 cases)
Dilated Pupil
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105
+1.4 times
2%
1.38% (518 cases)
Yellow bump on eye
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109
+1.4 times
2%
1.39% (535 cases)
Edema
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665
+1.4 times
10%
6.96% (2,527 cases)
Gallstones / Attack
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449
+1.4 times
7%
4.95% (1,914 cases)
Fatty deposits/lipoma
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599
+1.4 times
9%
6.41% (2,372 cases)
Ulcerative Colitis
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108
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (568 cases)
Goiter
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122
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (482 cases)
Pale menstrual blood
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104
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (461 cases)
Stocky, round, broad or large
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2359
+1.4 times
35%
25.26% (19,065 cases)
Gallbladder Inflammation
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241
+1.4 times
4%
2.9% (1,070 cases)
Puffy / swollen skin
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957
+1.4 times
14%
10.17% (3,944 cases)
Feet or Ankles Swelling
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2148
+1.4 times
31%
22.82% (8,846 cases)
Exercise aggravates symptoms
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1035
+1.4 times
15%
11.1% (5,106 cases)
Pretend Eating / Playing with Food
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113
+1.4 times
2%
1.48% (461 cases)
Stretch marks
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3875
+1.3 times
57%
42.41% (16,705 cases)
Blood or pus in mucus
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114
+1.3 times
2%
1.49% (462 cases)
Varicose Veins
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1966
+1.3 times
29%
21.73% (8,275 cases)
Fat on thighs
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4930
+1.3 times
72%
53.98% (18,291 cases)
Water Retention
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2570
+1.3 times
38%
28.5% (10,907 cases)
Famine / Underfed in Childhood
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446
+1.3 times
7%
5.25% (1,923 cases)
Painful rash
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109
+1.3 times
2%
1.51% (516 cases)
Interstitial Cystitis
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195
+1.3 times
3%
2.27% (878 cases)
Nipple Fissures / Candida / Skin Problems
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175
+1.3 times
3%
2.28% (827 cases)
Strong hunger
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3579
+1.3 times
52%
39.61% (31,540 cases)
Tense muscles when stressed
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1880
+1.3 times
28%
21.33% (9,005 cases)
Long workday
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2582
+1.3 times
38%
28.99% (22,260 cases)
Flat rash
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124
+1.3 times
2%
1.53% (526 cases)
Overwhelmed by responsibilities
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3673
+1.3 times
54%
41.32% (19,304 cases)
Flabby muscles / Poor tone
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2571
+1.3 times
38%
29.11% (10,049 cases)
Bulimia, past or current
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720
+1.3 times
11%
8.43% (3,506 cases)
Conflict makes me restless
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4668
+1.3 times
68%
52.33% (43,701 cases)
Poor diet
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2162
+1.3 times
32%
24.63% (11,384 cases)
Bluish Skin
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242
+1.3 times
4%
3.08% (1,150 cases)
Trauma-induced overeating
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400
+1.3 times
6%
4.62% (1,603 cases)
Emotional eating
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4423
+1.3 times
65%
50.22% (20,626 cases)
Pain relieved by doubling over
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517
+1.3 times
8%
6.2% (2,537 cases)
Feel judged for my weight
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2345
+1.3 times
34%
26.44% (9,359 cases)
Unable to exercise due to Injury, disease, breathlessness, etc
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658
+1.3 times
10%
7.8% (3,400 cases)
Exercising after eating too much
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500
+1.3 times
7%
5.47% (2,548 cases)
Feel overweight
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5084
+1.3 times
74%
57.96% (25,362 cases)
Liver Sore
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174
+1.3 times
3%
2.35% (883 cases)
Purging Food
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637
+1.3 times
9%
7.06% (2,856 cases)
Shortness of Breath
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1436
+1.3 times
21%
16.54% (6,434 cases)
Avoid social events due to appearance
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1789
+1.3 times
26%
20.48% (7,275 cases)
Difficulty finding clothes that fit
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2370
+1.3 times
35%
27.6% (9,502 cases)
Insufficient Breast Milk
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396
+1.3 times
6%
4.74% (1,651 cases)
Friends are work related, change with job
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2443
+1.3 times
36%
28.54% (22,284 cases)
Skin problems on thighs
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972
+1.3 times
14%
11.1% (3,976 cases)
Skin problems on knees
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255
+1.3 times
4%
3.18% (1,119 cases)
Pain lower back
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3825
+1.3 times
56%
44.53% (19,881 cases)
Stress overeater
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3854
+1.3 times
56%
44.62% (17,964 cases)
Tonsil Stones
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474
+1.3 times
7%
5.58% (2,415 cases)
Baggy / sagging skin
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1054
+1.3 times
15%
11.97% (4,442 cases)
Hypothyroid
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1277
+1.3 times
19%
15.17% (5,573 cases)
Migraines
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1764
+1.2 times
26%
20.82% (8,013 cases)
Trying to lose weight
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5026
+1.2 times
74%
59.31% (25,373 cases)
Anemia
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1395
+1.2 times
20%
16.04% (6,770 cases)
Corns
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451
+1.2 times
7%
5.62% (2,019 cases)
Overeat because of spouse / kids
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686
+1.2 times
10%
8.03% (2,718 cases)
At odds with local community
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377
+1.2 times
6%
4.83% (1,665 cases)
Slow and steady activity
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2383
+1.2 times
35%
28.24% (21,744 cases)
Eat when lonely / depressed
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2400
+1.2 times
35%
28.3% (9,688 cases)
Multiple weight loss programs
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2764
+1.2 times
40%
32.35% (10,770 cases)
Weak muscles
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2363
+1.2 times
35%
28.32% (9,765 cases)
Yellow eyes / sclera
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118
+1.2 times
2%
1.62% (552 cases)
Gas, irregular digestion
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4943
+1.2 times
72%
58.32% (47,247 cases)
Nasal Polyps
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175
+1.2 times
3%
2.43% (787 cases)
Yellowish skin
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637
+1.2 times
9%
7.29% (2,733 cases)
Vitiligo / white patches
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241
+1.2 times
4%
3.24% (1,152 cases)
Skin problems on genitals
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522
+1.2 times
8%
6.49% (2,395 cases)
Ashamed of weight
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2923
+1.2 times
43%
34.92% (11,921 cases)
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
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381
+1.2 times
6%
4.88% (1,627 cases)
Dizzy / Light-headed
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2442
+1.2 times
36%
29.32% (11,401 cases)
Hide food
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831
+1.2 times
12%
9.78% (3,231 cases)
Prolapsed Uterus
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172
+1.2 times
3%
2.45% (769 cases)
Smooth patches on tongue surface
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241
+1.2 times
4%
3.27% (1,253 cases)
Calluses
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1162
+1.2 times
17%
13.94% (5,116 cases)
Venereal Disease
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172
+1.2 times
3%
2.46% (781 cases)
Fatty fried food
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2147
+1.2 times
31%
25.49% (11,744 cases)
Hirsutism / Female Facial Hair on Chin
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293
+1.2 times
4%
3.29% (1,304 cases)
Bluish nail-beds
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511
+1.2 times
7%
5.76% (2,239 cases)
Hunched / Rounded shoulders / Excessive upper back curve
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949
+1.2 times
14%
11.55% (4,193 cases)
Osteoarthritis
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754
+1.2 times
11%
9.08% (3,252 cases)
Binging more than 1x monthly
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1216
+1.2 times
18%
14.86% (5,063 cases)
Short bursts of energy
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3471
+1.2 times
51%
42.15% (34,156 cases)
Dark Yellow Urine
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2181
+1.2 times
32%
26.48% (10,665 cases)
Workaholic
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1085
+1.2 times
16%
13.24% (5,855 cases)

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