[Article in French] This article describes the condition of lipedema, its diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, and treatment options.
This article discusses the difficulties lipedema patients face, including misdiagnosis, unresponsiveness to diet and exercise, physical pain, and distress over the appearance of their legs. A case study follows a 21-year old patient with lipedema who was successfully treated with liposuction and compression.
This article discusses rare adipose disorders (RADs), including multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL), lipedema and Dercums disease (DD), all of which may be misdiagnosed as obesity. This review explains that lymphatic dysfunction is part of RADs, increasing the amount of fat tissue, altering the location of fat tissue, and making fat tissue resistant to lifestyle changes or gastric bypass surgery.
This article presents the outcomes of a lipoedema workshop, as part of the 3rd International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) conference in Toronto. Participants tried to determine why there is so little knowledge or research about lipedema. The article also provides information on lipedema, including epidemiology, and treatment options.
This article provides background information about lipedema, and describes a study conducted to determine whether liposuction is a viable treatment for lipedema. The study concluded that liposuction can significantly improve the symptoms of lipedema.