Symptoms

Can You Get Lipedema In Your Stomach?

Can You Get Lipedema In Your Stomach?

Lipedema is a frequently misunderstood and under-diagnosed condition which causes the abnormal accumulation of fatty tissue in specific parts of the body, typically the legs and arms. It predominantly affects women and can cause significant pain, discomfort and emotional distress.  Since the explosion of Lipedema awareness in the past couple of years, a common question

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Lipedema Life Expectancy

Lipedema Life Expectancy: The Long-Term Outlook

If you’ve ended up here, I’m guessing you’ve either been diagnosed with Lipedema, or suspect you have Lipedema. A common concern I’ve noticed since becoming part of the Lipedema community is whether there is a shortened Lipedema life expectancy. I’ll aim to shed light on the relationship between Lipedema and life expectancy, and why it’s

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Does Lipedema Go Away with Weight Loss

Does Lipedema Go Away with Weight Loss?

If you’re grappling with the question, “Does lipedema go away with weight loss?”, you’re not alone. Lipedema, often misunderstood and misdiagnosed, affects so many women across the world. Recent studies have indicated that approximately 11% of the female population suffer from the condition in some shape or form. Understanding the complex relationship between Lipedema and

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How Do You Know if You Have Lipedema?

How Do You Know if You Have Lipedema? Recognising the Signs

Lipedema, often referred to as the ‘painful fat syndrome’, is a progressive condition that is often misdiagnosed for obesity and Lymphedema. However, distinguishing Lipedema from other conditions is crucial to getting appropriate care and managing symptoms effectively. This blog explores the key indicators and diagnostic processes to help you determine if you might have Lipedema.

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Lipedema or Just Fat Legs Understanding the Difference

Lipedema or Just Fat Legs? Understanding the Difference

In a society where body image and weight management are paramount, distinguishing between a genuine medical condition and body variations can be challenging. This is particularly true for women struggling with abnormal leg size and shape, leading to the critical question: ‘Is it Lipedema or just fat legs?’ This blog delves into the distinction between

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