skin fold

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skin fold

, skinfold
A doubling of skin and its underlying adherent subcutaneous tissue. To assess a person's body fat, a skin fold is pinched at a standard site, and the thickness of the doubled skin is measured, using skin fold calipers; a body fat estimate is then calculated using a table or a computer program. There are 6-12 standard locations for measuring skin fold thickness, including over the triceps muscle along the back of the arm and just above the iliac crest of the hip.
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Any change in skin texture also can indicate an underlying medical problem, for example, a common condition known as acanthosis nigricans is observed in overweight patients that appear as darkened, velvety skin occurring in skin folds and most commonly on the back of the neck.
Breeds with short noses, such as Pekingese, Maltese and Shih-Tzu, are also prone to the condition because of shallow eye sockets or problems from hair growing in thick skin folds.
Results showed Gethin's aerobic fitness increased by 13%, the sum of skin folds decreased by 4.
Their need is determined based on the patient's initial weight, and parts of the body where the patient has skin folds after weight loss.
In more severe cases, the skin can thicken resulting in a puffy appearance and thickened skin folds above the eyes.
Mechanical and environmental factors, such as skin-on-skin friction in the skin folds, irritation from antiperspirants, and trauma to the hair follicles from shaving
Apart from the hip dislocation, Stephen also suffers from a chronic skin disease and has eczema along the skin folds of the joints, which need to be constantly treated with topical application of creams and lotions.
Skin folds are a big problem because the area beneath the fold provides an ideal environment for bacterial growth.
Meanwhile, Arthur has identified being late for a meeting, high skin folds, wearing the wrong attire, along with the back-chat and the bad attitude of the Australian players as some examples of behavioural issues that have been addressed discretely but continue to happen.
They mimic the natural materials found in our cells and are injected into skin folds, and deep wrinkles to lift and reshape the face.
However, if there is significantly lax skin, with redundant skin folds, there is a limit to how much filler you can place without the result looking abnormal and bloated," he says.
Its skin folds are hot spots for germs and infection, and its body shape invites joint injuries and chronic pain.