This article aims to describe the condition of lipoedema, how to recognise/diagnose it, current treatment options and the findings of a 240-patient survey carried out by Lipoedema UK in 2013 that included documenting the difficulties for patients in obtaining a diagnosis as well as the mental and physical effects of the condition.
The authors report that their findings suggest that obesity may be a cause of lower-extremity lymph- edema. As BMI increases, there might be a threshold above which lymphatic f low becomes impaired.
Obesity-induced lymphedema of the lower extremities can occur once a patients body mass index (BMI) exceeds 50. This is a case report of a patient with obesity-induced lower extremity lymphedema, who was followed before and after weight loss.
This article reviews the existing literature regarding epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and management strategies for lipedema.
This study examined the correlation between lipedema and multiple microlymphatic aneurysms of lymphatic capillaries in lipedema-affected skin regions.
Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Fatty Acid Desaturation in Adults With and Without Rare Adipose Disorders
Altered fatty acid metabolism has been implicated in the development of obesity. This articles describes the study of elevated fatty acid activity as a potential indicator of metabolic risk.
Anti-Fat Bias: Media’s Influence on Obesity Stigma, Lipoedema, and Its Impact on Receiving Quality Healthcare
Lipoedema is often confused with obesity and women are judged, shamed and blamed by healthcare professionals, either implicitly or explicitly.This research poster describes the experiences of women with lipedema interacting with healthcare professionals, and how anti-fat bias has impacted the quality of care they receive.
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 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.
This article differentiates between lipedema, which is a fairly uncommon disease, and "thick legs" or obesity. The piece includes an overview of lipedema, including its diagnostic history, diagnostic crieteria, treatment options, and prognosis.