Treatment for Cellulitis
Judicious eating with low calorie content. Good food should make up for the normal wear and tear on our tissues. If the work entailed in assimilating food is less than counter balanced by the benefit derived from it, one can say that running cost are exceeding income. We are in effect spending part of our reserves of vitality in neutralizing the toxins which are contained in certain foods, and thus losing the overall benefit. .
When we haven't enough vitality to burn up the excess poison and deal adequately with an intake which is difficult to assimilate, there must result a general fouling-up of all the bodily processes.
So we must ban everything which is highly seasoned condiments, spices, salt and pepper or toxic-coffee, alcohol, tea, tobacco, highly fermented cheese-or too acid-tomatoes, lemons-or over-cooked-stews, fatty pork meats, sauces, high game, cooked butter, fried foods, fish with highly seasoned sauces.
DRUGS FOR CELLULITIS
There are of course all the drugs which work indirectly through their beneficial action on the liver or kidneys to reinforce the anti-poison defences of our body. There are also other drugs which working directly through their action on the nerves and the sympathetic system.
But especially to be recommended are "cures" which dispel the poisons by spa waters which ensure thorough cleansing of the blood. Your doctor will advise you of these spas which offer the appropriate cure.
Cellulitis begins on the inside surface of the thighs and knees, covering up the bone projections. It quickly moves down to thicken the ankles, which disappear from view. This thickening becomes more and more pronounced and soon affects the whole leg (which hardens) from the ankle to the knee. Gradually but relentlessly, over the months and years, the thickening of the lower limbs continues and the sides of the thighs swell out in their turn.
Then the hips become heavy with rolls of fat, as do the buttocks. From there, the process pads out the rest of the body and produces thick necks, swollen napes and heavy shoulders.
In cases of virtually generalized cellulitis, which are happily rare, the unfortunate patients find themselves imprisoned in a painful, thick and almost rigid shell which must cause them the most intense discomfort.
At first the tissues still have a soft consistency and are not painful. This is at the stage when the mucus is invading the connective tissues, and it may be difficult to distinguish from watery or fatty infiltration. You can be guided by the place where it appears. Cellulitis first shows on the inside of the thigh and knees.
Later, pinching the skin is painful and may produce small wrinkles even in the early stages. Cellulitis may also be suspected at this early stage from the badly nourished appearance of the skin which is rough, grayish and cold.
The Dangers of Cellulitis
Cellulitic overweight does not bring the organic disorders caused by obesity. You can die from obesity-you will not die of cellulitis. But because of the ill-effects it does have, treatment is sufficiently necessary for a list of its real dangers to be more than a matter of idle curiosity. You must know what risks you are taking in letting it develop. You first notice the increasing unsightliness it produces: the well known monster like deformity. The lower limb scan assumes enormous proportions where any idea of curves, knees and ankles will be but a memory.
More seriously, cellulitis will give rise to nervous pressure, resulting in severe pains, which may become terrible, like branding with a red hot poker or a feeling of being bitten. These occur more often at night, giving rise to insomnia, which contributes further to the disorder of the nervous system.
Ageing, though less serious, is of more usual concern. Faces affected by cellulitis while still young, fade rapidly although the complexion is attractive and the cheeks rounded. When the swelling of a tissue, which is really undernourished, suddenly collapses, it leaves more wrinkles than would normally be the case.