What is lipedema?

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Bactrim online size-full wp-image-184″ title=”lipedema” src=”https://www.eurolymphology.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/lipedema.jpg” alt=”” width=”150″ height=”144″ />Lipedema is a disorder of the distribution of fat within the body, usually symmetrical. It appears most frequently on the upper thigh and lower leg but also, less frequently, on the arms. This condition includes accumulation of fluid (edema), particularly in the second half of the day, accompanied by pain due to tension and pressure as well as extreme sensitivity to touch.

People who suffer from lipedema sometimes develop bruises (hematoma) without any external cause. Lipedema becomes more severe over the years. In the progressed stage of lipedema, lymphedema can also develop. Lipedema occurs almost exclusively in women and is often hereditary. Lipedema can even occur in very slender women, in which case the women will have a slender upper body and slim hips, but very fat legs. Lipedema can occur at any age but it is most common for it to arise during puberty or pregnancy.