How we treat it
What is Lipoedema?
Lipoedema means fluid in the fat and may affect up to 11% of women. Lipoedema creates irregular fat distribution beneath your skin that can become painful over time, usually in the buttocks and legs and is often be mistaken for regular obesity or lymphedema.
Causes of Lipoedema
The exact causes of lipoedema are not fully understood, but doctors suspect female hormones play a role. As it affects mostly women and often begins or worsens at puberty, during pregnancy, following gynecologic surgery, and around the time of menopause.
Symptoms of Lipoedema
Typical symptoms of lipoedema include enlarged lower half and column-like legs which bruise easily and become tender to touch. As it progresses, one’s the lower body can grow heavier and the lipidemic fat can collect in the arms. It results in a typical upper body, chest, and abdomen but an out of proportionally large lower half.