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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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Differences between Lipedema and Lymphedema

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As outlined in a  previous entry, lipedema is a chronically progressive, symmetrical accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissue occurring almost exclusively in women. Primarily the lower extremities are affected, but lipedema may occur in combination with the upper extremities as well. Lipedema is characterized by symmetric enlargement of the limbs, combined with tenderness . . . → Read More: Differences between Lipedema and Lymphedema