What are Stomach Creases, What Causes Them & How To Get Rid Of It?

What are Stomach Creases & What Causes Them?

Stomach creases are the horizontal lines which develop in the skin of the stomach and are visible on removing clothes. Stomach crease is caused due to various factors such as:What are Stomach Creases ?

  • Excess of fat tends to crease the stomach. When we sit our stomach tends to fold creating a horizontal crease.
  • Even in the people who are not overweight, the stomach can become creased caused due to the cellulite present in the stomach.
  • A bad posture is also responsible for the crease in the stomach. Sitting slouched with stomach folded for a long time causes lines or creases to develop on the stomach.
  • Wearing tight clothes continuously at the same place also creases the stomach in that area.

How to Get Rid of Stomach Crease?

People with stomach creases feel embarrassed to wear stomach revealing clothes. Toning up the abdomen by following a proper diet and exercise routine can help remove these stomach lines or stomach creases and even prevent them from building up. Getting rid of the conditions that cause stomach crease help in reducing the risk of developing the stomach creases and getting rid of it.

Reduce the Calorie Intake. Eating fewer calories help in reducing the stomach cellulite and further reducing stomach creases. Make sure that you do not cut the calorie count so low that it takes a toll on health otherwise. It is better to consult a nutritionist before setting up a diet plan. Following a healthy diet will cut down on the lower belly fat, which in turn helps get rid of stomach crease.

Adopt a Correct Posture. We often find ourselves sitting down in an inappropriate posture while doing work, watching television or reading a book. It happens when our work requires us to sit for long hours. In such cases correcting the posture is necessary, as it may lead to the development of these not so good looking creases in the stomach. A bad posture is one of the important causes of stomach crease. Correcting your posture goes a long way in getting rid of stomach crease.

Exercise is good for your health and to keep your body fit. Our daily routine must include 30 minutes of exercise, and if not daily at least 5 times a week. The exercises can be anything like yoga, swimming, walking, bicycling or jogging. Exercise helps burn calories and reduces the excess cellulite, which is responsible for developing the stomach crease. Exercises which target the abdomen like stomach crunches, plank, and leg lifting are best to tone the stomach and get rid of stomach crease. With exercise, you can tone your abdominal muscles, cutdown on your lower belly fat, and get rid of those unsightly stomach creases.

Avoid Processed Food. Processed foods are rich in sodium and excess of sodium can bloat the stomach and cause the development of stomach creases. Processed foods include all the packaged and junk food. Along with increasing the risk of stomach creases, such food also increase the risk of other health conditions.

Drink Plenty of Water. Drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water every day is important to keep in good health. Water removes sodium and other toxins from the body and also tightens the abdomen and thus helps in reducing the stomach creases.

Increase Your Fiber Intake. Increasing the intake of fiber-rich foods keep you in good shape and help get rid of stomach creases. Fiber rich foods also lower the risk of gaining weight. Eating more fiber helps the stomach stay in shape and reduces the belly creases.

Skin Tightening Creams. It is also known that keeping the skin moisturized help in reducing these lines or creases on the stomach. There are certain skin tightening creams available, which prove to reduce the belly fat and tighten the skin and keep it free from creasing at the belly region.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 5, 2023

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