Butchers broom plant extract has been reported to improve lymphatic flow, and the trace mineral selenium has been shown to improve lymphedema. This retrospective case study examines the effectiveness of Butchers broom in conjunction with selenium to decrease the swelling and pain of a patient with lipedema.
This is a review article of the available literature about lipedema. Epidemiology, clinical manifestations of lipedema, diagnosis, complementary tests, pathology and pathophysiology, and therapy options are described.
This article introduces lipedema and describes the epidemiology, clinical presentation and various stages, pathophysiology, current treatments and future treatments of the disease.
This article discusses the potential diagnosis of lipedema with respect to women whose bodies are becoming continually more pear-shaped (heavier lower half of the body).
This letter to the editor points out that photographs of an obese-looking person in a previous issue show lipedema instead of lymphedema. The author asks why a lympangiography and MRI were performed when the correct diagnosis could have been made by physical examination.