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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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Lipedema – Video and Information

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I would like to share with you an excellent video covering Lipedema.

Lipedema is a painful fat disorder and if left untreated can cause multiple secondary health problems, to include mobility issues and Lymphedema.  The quality of life, emotionally and physically, for individuals affected by Lipedema is often decreased due to the fact . . . → Read More: Lipedema – Video and Information

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

A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

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Lipedema is characterized by symmetric enlargement of the limbs, generally affecting the lower extremities extending from the hips to the ankles secondary to the deposition of fat; upper extremities are affected in 30% (1) of the cases.  

Lipedema is not rare and not caused by a disorder of the lymphatic system, but . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System