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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

STRETCH MARKS

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON STRETCH MARKS

Stretch marks are a result of stress on the skin. When you gain weight too quickly as is often the case in pregnancy, puberty, water retention, traumatic life experiences, or when the skin is stretched too quickly for any reason, it can stress the skin before it has time to expand and adjust, causing small marks, scars, and tears in the skin. They are most common on the belly, thighs, breasts, and occasionally in the arms. Although found on both men and women, more women than men seem to sport these marks. While stretch marks can make you feel self-conscious or uncomfortable showing some skin, they are not a serious health concern. Some home remedies include oil massage (coconut oil is particularly good) and topical use of Vitamin E.

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

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DIET REMEDIES FOR 'STRETCH MARKS'

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HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS FOR 'STRETCH MARKS'

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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 'Stretch marks', 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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LIQUEFIED

ABOUT LIQUEFIED BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Substances that thin fluids (lower viscosity of blood plasma). These may include blood thinners or mucolytic herbs.

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Appetite Suppressant

APPETITE-SUPPRESSANT

Suppresses hunger without causing weight gain.

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Antifibrotic

ANTIFIBROTIC

Fibrosis of an organ is often a progressive leading to organ failure (i.e lungs, liver, kidney). While vulneraries usually help restore collagen, antifibrotic herbs often clear collagen. Aka fibrinolytic.

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Emollient

EMOLLIENT

Soothes & softens the skin. Often a topical demulcent or oil.

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Skin Tonic

SKIN-TONIC

An herb that strengthens and nourishes skin, improving tone, color, moisture and complexion.

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Vulnerary

VULNERARY

An herb used for the treatment of wounds (antiulcer, connective tissue tonic).

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Hypolipidemic

HYPOLIPIDEMIC

Scrapes fats / cleanses blood vessels by 1) purging bile, 2) strengthening the liver's ability to metabolize fats, 3) by increasing uptake of cholesterol in the liver, and 4) by inhibiting fat cells.

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HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE #3

STRETCH MARKS 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 'Stretch marks'. 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?
KAPHA
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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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GOOEY

ABOUT GOOEY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

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

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HEAVY

ABOUT HEAVY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.

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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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SEE A DIET WHICH REMOVES THESE CAUSES

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RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Stretch marks'. 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 16,705 People Reporting Stretch marks

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Stretch marks were less aggravated than 67% of other symptoms. From the 16,705 people who reported Stretch marks in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Kapha Aggravates
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91.3%
41.4% (6,918)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Oily Sign
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90.7%
33.1% (5,536)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Heavy Aggravates
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89.8%
35.3% (5,894)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Sweet Aggravates
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88.9%
34.7% (5,804)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Salty
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77.0%
28.6% (4,777)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Gooey Aggravates
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72.2%
23.1% (3,862)
7,069 have Gooey constitution
Sour
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46.4%
24.7% (4,127)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Toxic
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42.5%
27.8% (4,642)
7,099 have Toxic constitution
Hot
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41.7%
22.5% (3,756)
7,949 have Hot constitution
Pitta
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34.5%
28.9% (4,825)
10,540 have Pitta constitution
Difficult
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33.4%
29.8% (4,986)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Pungent
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31.9%
16.7% (2,794)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Cold
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30.5%
22.5% (3,757)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Astringent
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21.2%
18.7% (3,118)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Light
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18.7%
18.5% (3,093)
9,391 have Light constitution
Bitter
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16.8%
17.1% (2,859)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Dry
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15.9%
18.8% (3,145)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Vata
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14.2%
25.8% (4,311)
11,554 have Vata constitution

Risk Factors of Stretch marks

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Stretch marks. Overall, 42.41% of people surveyed in this research study reported Stretch marks.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 42.41%

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Feel underweight (2358)
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615
26.1%
40% less often
Feel overweight (25362)
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12488
49.2%
20% more often
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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4173
21.3%
50% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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9211
55.1%
30% more often
Male (1336)
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259
19.4%
50% less often
Female (26227)
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12767
48.7%
10% more often
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Gastric bypass surgery (437)
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343
78.5%
90% more often
Defensive (225)
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167
74.2%
70% more often
Trauma-induced overeating (1603)
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1133
70.7%
70% more often
Boils (1160)
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804
69.3%
60% more often
Nipple Fissures / Candida / Skin Problems (827)
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566
68.4%
60% more often
Hirsutism / Female Facial Hair on Chin (1304)
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884
67.8%
60% more often
Diet pills, gums (5926)
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3955
66.7%
60% more often
Skin problems on Abdomen (1865)
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1239
66.4%
60% more often
Skin problems on buttocks (3512)
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2327
66.3%
60% more often
Blisters (609)
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403
66.2%
60% more often
Feel judged for my weight (9359)
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6140
65.6%
50% more often
Fatty deposits/lipoma (2372)
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1552
65.4%
50% more often
Skin problems on thighs (3976)
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2596
65.3%
50% more often
Hide food (3231)
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2103
65.1%
50% more often
Diuretics to lose weight (2085)
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1349
64.7%
50% more often
Self Mutilation (1881)
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1214
64.5%
50% more often
Overeat because of spouse / kids (2718)
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1750
64.4%
50% more often
Fat on back (9429)
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6054
64.2%
50% more often
Avoid social events due to appearance (7275)
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4674
64.2%
50% more often
Uncontrollable compulsion to eat (4198)
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2691
64.1%
50% more often
Hiding wrappers / packaging (4619)
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2962
64.1%
50% more often
Cellulite (17679)
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11289
63.9%
50% more often
Stole food or money to buy food (1041)
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665
63.9%
50% more often
Can't afford to buy food (1909)
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1219
63.9%
50% more often
Chronic Peeling Skin (1173)
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746
63.6%
50% more often
Binging more than 1x monthly (5063)
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3219
63.6%
50% more often
Self-loathing (6841)
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4336
63.4%
50% more often
Difficulty finding clothes that fit (9502)
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6017
63.3%
50% more often
Smoking to suppress appetite (3891)
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2451
63%
50% more often
Pale menstrual blood (461)
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290
62.9%
50% more often
Ashamed of weight (11921)
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7502
62.9%
50% more often
Scars (Past) (10320)
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6483
62.8%
50% more often
Fat back of arms (12643)
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7899
62.5%
50% more often
Edema (2527)
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1576
62.4%
50% more often
Insufficient Breast Milk (1651)
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1031
62.4%
50% more often
Panic about size, shape or weight (6563)
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4092
62.3%
50% more often
Skin problems upper arms (4678)
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2909
62.2%
50% more often
Eating without realizing it (4049)
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2520
62.2%
50% more often
Rebel against food limitations (3798)
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2362
62.2%
50% more often
Feel like a failure after overeating (9279)
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5757
62%
50% more often
Overeat more than 2x/week (8274)
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5125
61.9%
50% more often
Multiple weight loss programs (10770)
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6662
61.9%
50% more often
Insulin Resistance (2202)
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1358
61.7%
50% more often
Strep Throat (1657)
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1022
61.7%
50% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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283
61.3%
40% more often
Eat when abdomen painful (2767)
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1695
61.3%
40% more often
Secretive eating (8337)
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5108
61.3%
40% more often
Nerve Damage (293)
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179
61.1%
40% more often
Gallstones / Attack (1914)
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1167
61%
40% more often
Hives (2397)
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1462
61%
40% more often
Unsupportive environment (3565)
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2168
60.8%
40% more often
Indiscriminate eating (3113)
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1894
60.8%
40% more often
Fasting during daytime hours / bingeing at night (5367)
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3260
60.7%
40% more often
Ankle pain (4184)
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2536
60.6%
40% more often
Skin problems entire body (1396)
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845
60.5%
40% more often
Bulky muscles (2089)
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1264
60.5%
40% more often
Staph infection (1066)
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644
60.4%
40% more often
Eat when lonely / depressed (9688)
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5856
60.4%
40% more often
Vengeful / spiteful (383)
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231
60.3%
40% more often
Muscles heavy / tired (6435)
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3881
60.3%
40% more often
Buy food for others then eat it (2759)
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1665
60.3%
40% more often
Brown sclera (white part of eyes) (176)
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106
60.2%
40% more often
Acne - painful (1966)
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1183
60.2%
40% more often
Flabby muscles / Poor tone (10049)
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6048
60.2%
40% more often
Scar Easily (5817)
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3502
60.2%
40% more often
Flat rash (526)
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316
60.1%
40% more often
Skin tags numerous (5681)
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3415
60.1%
40% more often
Calluses (5116)
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3073
60.1%
40% more often
Not attractive enough (1759)
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1058
60.1%
40% more often
Gallbladder Removed (3116)
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1869
60%
40% more often
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (227)
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136
59.9%
40% more often
Skin problems on knees (1119)
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670
59.9%
40% more often
Foods, drinks, or supplements to lose weight (13052)
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7814
59.9%
40% more often
Raised & bumpy rash (1605)
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959
59.8%
40% more often
Dirty clothes on floor (8183)
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4895
59.8%
40% more often
House dark (3837)
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2294
59.8%
40% more often
Distress when sweets unavailable (4006)
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2394
59.8%
40% more often
High Blood Sugar (1860)
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1113
59.8%
40% more often
Painful rash (516)
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308
59.7%
40% more often
Fat on buttocks (13116)
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7834
59.7%
40% more often
Puffy hands (5957)
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3548
59.6%
40% more often
Thick skin (2260)
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1348
59.6%
40% more often
Skin problems on elbows (2379)
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1418
59.6%
40% more often
Past physical trauma (5997)
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3577
59.6%
40% more often
Joint pain after eating (712)
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424
59.6%
40% more often
Psychiatric Treatment (3639)
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2165
59.5%
40% more often
Skin problems on genitals (2395)
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1426
59.5%
40% more often
Long menstrual cycle (5479)
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3259
59.5%
40% more often
Tongue frothy on edges (739)
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439
59.4%
40% more often
Keloids (1593)
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946
59.4%
40% more often
Oppressed / disempowered (3669)
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2175
59.3%
40% more often
Swollen joints (2624)
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1556
59.3%
40% more often
Laxatives to lose weight (2812)
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1667
59.3%
40% more often
Angry when someone eats my food (7138)
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4226
59.2%
40% more often
Famine / Underfed in Childhood (1923)
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1139
59.2%
40% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Stretch marks

In this research study, people who report Stretch marks were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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672
+2.3 times
4%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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7745
+2.1 times
46%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
Abdominal surgery
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784
+2.0 times
5%
2.47% (1,336 cases)
Slow, heavy digestion
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7645
+2.0 times
46%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Purpura
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252
+1.8 times
2%
1.11% (429 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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8017
+1.7 times
48%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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4702
+1.6 times
28%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
Boils
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804
+1.6 times
5%
3.08% (1,160 cases)
Seizures
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258
+1.6 times
2%
1.25% (452 cases)
Gastric bypass surgery
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343
+1.6 times
2%
1.26% (437 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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1206
+1.6 times
7%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
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Poor diet
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6385
+1.5 times
38%
24.63% (11,384 cases)
Pancreatitis
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254
+1.5 times
2%
1.3% (498 cases)
Tongue frothy on edges
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439
+1.5 times
3%
1.96% (739 cases)
Currently/recently on a diet
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6220
+1.5 times
37%
24.25% (11,960 cases)
Hirsutism / Female Facial Hair on Chin
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884
+1.5 times
5%
3.29% (1,304 cases)
Wide, Heavy Hips
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6660
+1.5 times
40%
26.4% (20,459 cases)
Trauma-induced overeating
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1133
+1.5 times
7%
4.62% (1,603 cases)
Smoking to suppress appetite
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2451
+1.5 times
15%
9.99% (3,891 cases)
Gain weight easily
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11058
+1.5 times
66%
43.99% (35,031 cases)
Cellulite
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11289
+1.5 times
68%
45.93% (17,679 cases)
Stocky, round, broad or large
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6256
+1.5 times
37%
25.26% (19,065 cases)
Fatty fried food
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6229
+1.5 times
37%
25.49% (11,744 cases)
Dilated Pupil
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288
+1.4 times
2%
1.38% (518 cases)
Skin problems on thighs
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2596
+1.4 times
16%
11.1% (3,976 cases)
Exercise aggravates symptoms
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2657
+1.4 times
16%
11.1% (5,106 cases)
Yellow bump on eye
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259
+1.4 times
2%
1.39% (535 cases)
Tonsil Stones
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1313
+1.4 times
8%
5.58% (2,415 cases)
Joint pain after eating
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424
+1.4 times
3%
2.1% (712 cases)
Scars (Past)
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6483
+1.4 times
39%
27.33% (10,320 cases)
Skin problems on buttocks
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2327
+1.4 times
14%
9.82% (3,512 cases)
Vomiting
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610
+1.4 times
4%
2.82% (1,149 cases)
Purging Food
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1664
+1.4 times
10%
7.06% (2,856 cases)
Gallstones / Attack
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1167
+1.4 times
7%
4.95% (1,914 cases)
Gallbladder Removed
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1869
+1.4 times
11%
7.83% (3,116 cases)
Fatty deposits/lipoma
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1552
+1.4 times
9%
6.41% (2,372 cases)
Feel judged for my weight
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6140
+1.4 times
37%
26.44% (9,359 cases)
Lungs Irritated / Inflamed
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593
+1.4 times
4%
2.86% (1,038 cases)
Soda / corn syrup
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2813
+1.4 times
17%
12.21% (5,096 cases)
Goiter
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275
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (482 cases)
Pale menstrual blood
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290
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (461 cases)
Skin problems on genitals
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1426
+1.4 times
9%
6.49% (2,395 cases)
Hives
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1462
+1.4 times
9%
6.49% (2,397 cases)
Keloids
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946
+1.4 times
6%
4.34% (1,593 cases)
Difficulty expectorating
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825
+1.4 times
5%
3.62% (1,399 cases)
Insulin Resistance
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1358
+1.4 times
8%
5.8% (2,202 cases)
Puffy / swollen skin
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2329
+1.4 times
14%
10.17% (3,944 cases)
Avoid social events due to appearance
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4674
+1.4 times
28%
20.48% (7,275 cases)
Diet pills, gums
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3955
+1.4 times
24%
17.56% (5,926 cases)
Tense muscles when stressed
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4848
+1.4 times
29%
21.33% (9,005 cases)
Feet or Ankles Swelling
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5175
+1.4 times
31%
22.82% (8,846 cases)
Fast food 2+ times / week
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3830
+1.4 times
23%
16.96% (6,974 cases)
Overwhelmed by responsibilities
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9378
+1.4 times
56%
41.32% (19,304 cases)
Self Mutilation
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1214
+1.4 times
7%
5.17% (1,881 cases)
Stole food or money to buy food
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665
+1.4 times
4%
2.96% (1,041 cases)
Pretend Eating / Playing with Food
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272
+1.4 times
2%
1.48% (461 cases)
Pain lower back
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9966
+1.3 times
60%
44.53% (19,881 cases)
Migraines
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4668
+1.3 times
28%
20.82% (8,013 cases)
Blood or pus in mucus
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283
+1.3 times
2%
1.49% (462 cases)
Sore eye muscles
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1372
+1.3 times
8%
5.97% (2,328 cases)
Strong hunger
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8862
+1.3 times
53%
39.61% (31,540 cases)
Baggy / sagging skin
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2596
+1.3 times
16%
11.97% (4,442 cases)
Kidney Infection
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972
+1.3 times
6%
4.49% (1,649 cases)
Water Retention
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6267
+1.3 times
38%
28.5% (10,907 cases)
Blood thick / Congested lymph
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607
+1.3 times
4%
3% (1,069 cases)
Famine / Underfed in Childhood
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1139
+1.3 times
7%
5.25% (1,923 cases)
Non-healing sore / ulcer
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467
+1.3 times
3%
2.25% (816 cases)
Financially unstable
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6932
+1.3 times
41%
30.79% (13,604 cases)
Fatty Liver
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1553
+1.3 times
9%
6.76% (2,700 cases)
Shortness of Breath
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3641
+1.3 times
22%
16.54% (6,434 cases)
Hide food
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2103
+1.3 times
13%
9.78% (3,231 cases)
Staph infection
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644
+1.3 times
4%
3.01% (1,066 cases)
Skin problems upper arms
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2909
+1.3 times
17%
12.83% (4,678 cases)
Painful rash
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308
+1.3 times
2%
1.51% (516 cases)
Skin problems on Abdomen
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1239
+1.3 times
7%
5.29% (1,865 cases)
Puffy hands
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3548
+1.3 times
21%
15.87% (5,957 cases)
Dark Yellow Urine
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5801
+1.3 times
35%
26.48% (10,665 cases)
Interstitial Cystitis
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422
+1.3 times
3%
2.27% (878 cases)
Tooth ache
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1723
+1.3 times
10%
7.57% (2,997 cases)
Diabetes (Adult Onset Type II)
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854
+1.3 times
5%
3.79% (1,568 cases)
Conflict makes me restless
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11532
+1.3 times
69%
52.33% (43,701 cases)
Nipple Fissures / Candida / Skin Problems
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566
+1.3 times
3%
2.28% (827 cases)
Strong body odor
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2424
+1.3 times
15%
11.4% (4,228 cases)
Gray Stool
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275
+1.3 times
2%
1.52% (528 cases)
Morning Sickness
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593
+1.3 times
4%
3.04% (1,146 cases)
Pressure in eye
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1308
+1.3 times
8%
6.09% (2,299 cases)
Pain sudden onset
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2234
+1.3 times
13%
9.9% (3,992 cases)
Long workday
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6425
+1.3 times
38%
28.99% (22,260 cases)
Irregularly shaped nails
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1828
+1.3 times
11%
8.4% (3,138 cases)
Bulky muscles
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1264
+1.3 times
8%
6.11% (2,089 cases)
Anemia
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3437
+1.3 times
21%
16.04% (6,770 cases)
Poor discernment of temperature
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809
+1.3 times
5%
3.82% (1,393 cases)
Flat rash
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316
+1.3 times
2%
1.53% (526 cases)
Scar Easily
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3502
+1.3 times
21%
16.08% (5,817 cases)
Sour sweat
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1303
+1.3 times
8%
6.13% (2,316 cases)
Bulimia, past or current
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1790
+1.3 times
11%
8.43% (3,506 cases)
Short bursts of energy
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9115
+1.3 times
55%
42.15% (34,156 cases)
Eating after midnight
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2036
+1.3 times
12%
9.2% (3,846 cases)
Difficulty finding clothes that fit
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6017
+1.3 times
36%
27.6% (9,502 cases)
Stress overeater
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9606
+1.3 times
58%
44.62% (17,964 cases)
Bluish Skin
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588
+1.3 times
4%
3.08% (1,150 cases)

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