What is lipoedema? : Definition
Lipoedema is a disorder of the appearance and distribution of adipose tissue. It is localized only on the lower and upper limbs.
It is accompanied by oedema and is generally associated with vascular fragility.
This pathology affects almost only women. Even though the origin of this disease remains little known. Unfortunately it is often under-diagnosed and little known by the medical profession, a genetic predisposition is assumed.
Often mistaken for obesity, lipoedema does not disappear with diet or sport. But a balanced diet and a regular sport practice (especially aquatic) improve life with lipoedema.
People suffering from this condition often feel misunderstood, adding psychological suffering to their physical suffering.
What is lipoedema? : a hormonal origin
This chronic pathology is usually triggered by hormonal changes such as :
If the pathology is already present at the time of these events, it can lead to a worsening of the symptoms. Once established, lipoedema will be present for the rest of your life.
What is lipoedema? : clinical and radiological signs
It is important to quickly identify the condition. Check for clinical and radiological signs, and adapt your lifestyle and habits.
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