Lipedema Support

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Lipedema is a chronic and progressive disorder of the adipose tissue. It’s often called painful fat syndrome, and it mainly affects women (though there are some cases of male sufferers). Its marked by the abnormal storage and distribution of subcutaneous fat. Lipoedema can occur at any age, with newer research showing that the disease generally manifests itself during puberty, pregnancy or other times of hormonal change.It is thought that genes play a role, although more research is desperately needed into this disease.

Symptoms of Lipodema

  • Weight is gained disproportionately on hips and thighs and below knee. This is usually bilateral (affects both sides) and symmetrical (occurs evenly)

  • The feeling of fatty ‘nodules’ underneath the skin

  • Bruising occurs easily and is often unexplained

  • Legs are sensitive to touch

  • Deep throbbing pain in legs, pain in knee joints

  • Legs feel heavy and swell throughout the day (especially after long periods of standing or sitting) but resolve overnight

  • Fat on legs looks dimpled like “orange peel “ and legs may feel cold to the touch

  • Lipoedema fat does not respond to dieting

StagesIf you live close to London, Ontario we have a Lipedema Support Group called Lippy Chicks
If you would like to join us you can connect with us on Facebook
Contact Sherry Lynn Simoes


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