Lipoedema

Lipoedema

Lipoedema is a chronic and progressive condition characterized by the abnormal buildup of fat cells in the legs, hips, buttocks and arms. The condition primarily affects women, and it is estimated to affect around 11% of women globally. The exact cause of Lipoedema is unknown, but it is believed to be related to hormonal factors and genetics.
There is currently limited research on Lipoedema, and much of the available information is based on anecdotal evidence. Some studies have suggested that Lipoedema may be related to the malfunctioning of the lymphatic system, leading to a buildup of fluid and fat in the affected areas.
Primary Treatment
The primary treatment for Lipoedema is a combination of diet, exercise, compression therapy and manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). Diet and exercise are recommended to help maintain a healthy weight and prevent further buildup of fat in the affected areas. Compression therapy and MLD are used to reduce swelling and improve circulation, and can be especially helpful for individuals with advanced stages of Lipoedema.
Surgical options are also available for individuals with advanced Lipoedema, but these should only be considered after other treatments have been tried and found to be ineffective. Liposuction is a common surgical treatment for Lipoedema, and it can be effective in removing the excess fat buildup in the affected areas. However, it is important to note that liposuction alone is not a cure for Lipoedema, and it is usually only recommended for individuals with advanced stages of the condition.
While there is currently limited research on Lipoedema, a combination of diet, exercise, compression therapy and manual lymphatic drainage can be effective in treating/ managing the condition.

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