Perspectives on Lipedema
Lipedema is a chronic condition characterized by abnormal fat accumulation primarily in the lower limbs and buttocks. It predominantly affects women and can be misdiagnosed as obesity or lymphedema. Symptoms include symmetrical limb enlargement, tenderness, bruising, and a column-like shape of the legs. Conservative treatments like compression therapy and specialized exercises can help manage symptoms. In advanced cases, liposuction designed for lipoedema may be considered.