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Stretch marks seem to be caused, literally, by a stretching of the skin. Stretch marks are more extreme when coupled with an increase in cortisone, a hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Cortisone weakens elastic fibers in the skin.

Stretch marks develop in a variety of circumstances, including:
Pregnancy. Most pregnant women develop stretch marks by the end of their pregnancy. The physical stretching of the skin, along with hormonal factors, likely plays a role.
Weight gain. Stretch marks sometimes occur during substantial weight gain. Weightlifters can develop stretch marks, particularly on the arms. Adolescents may notice stretch marks during growth spurts.
Medication use. Corticosteroid creams, lotions and pills and chronic use of oral or systemic steroids can cause stretch marks.
Conditions or diseases. Cushing's syndrome and adrenal gland diseases can cause widespread stretch marks, as can Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and other hereditary (genetic) disorders.

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well, skin stretches and when loss weight, it leaves marks

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Here is a link to the answer on the Mayo Clinic web site. The Mayo is one of the top 10 medical facilities in the country. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stretch-marks/DS01081/DSECTION=causes

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It occurs as our extremities lengthen (usually during the puberty stages)...

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Because your skin stretches beyond its normal capacity, and when it pulls itself back, the lines remain. Kind of like if you stretch saran wrap, and then you let it relax, it crinkles.

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just like a torn muscle..once you pull tissue to it's limit a tear occurs..a stretch mark is the result of it tearing a bit

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From gaining weight. This happens when you gain weight in your thighs and stomach and such. It often happens to pregnant women. They are called stretch marks because they are marks from where your skin has tried to stretch too fast from more weight.

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because it pleases Zuul

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girl what ever dont be trying to make it sound good
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being fat and eating

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not really
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Stretch marks develop over lack of exercise and poor dieting. Some ways to get rid of them is to buy some coco butter

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You can get stretch marks by growing and gaining weight fast...I don't think you can get stretch marks by losing weight.... its called stretch for a reason :-D

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skin when stretched to a point will leave marks

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You can get stretch marks when you gain weight then you loose the weight .

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its because of growth spurts and it could be very harmful

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to much tension.its not good for us.

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Do you even know what Stretch Marks ARE?!
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yes i do.
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oh i thought it was something else.sorry,my mistake.i apolozise.
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now i have read defination.
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My sister was on prednisone once and she got stretch marks on her legs. I think it is from growing to fast, pregnant people usually get them, too.

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by stretching. dont exercize. its bad. fo real tho.

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because your skin stretches.

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Stretch Marks occur when the mass under the skin grows too fast for the skin to handle. The skin is pulled tight and small lines of tearing appear.

This can happen with women in pregnancy or in men AND women during rapid weight gain or muscle building.

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I thought cause you grow faster than normal like if you get really fat fast. if there pink you can get rid of them by putting on lotion every day on that spot but if there almost your skin color its there forever

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Hereditary, gaining weight quickly, pregnancy

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the more we grow our body streches

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