Learn About Lipedema

What is the definition of Lipedema?
Lipedema is a condition that causes an accumulation of excessive fat in the buttocks, thighs, calves, and upper arms.
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What are the symptoms of Lipedema?
Symptoms of lipedema may fat accumulation in the buttocks, thighs, calves, and upper arms, bruising, pain, difficulty walking, anxiety, depression, loose skin, and a build-up of lymph fluid.
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What are the current treatments for Lipedema?
There is currently no cure for lipedema. Treatment for lipedema may include massage, lymphatic drainage, decongestive wrapping therapy, a low-fat diet, exercise, liposuction, bariatric (weight loss) surgery, and surgical removal of excess fat.
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What are the latest Lipedema Clinical Trials?
Vascular Lab Resource (VLR) Biorepository Study

Summary: This is a study of biomarkers obtained from prospectively collected subject samples and their correlation with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The purpose of this initiative is to develop an enduring tool to allow for collaborative research between clinicians at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and basic scientists at the Lerner Research Institute. This collaboration will allow resources to be ...

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Visualizing Vascular Mechanisms of Lipedema

Summary: This work will address clinical unmet needs for patients with lipedema using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, in sequence with portable clinical tools, by testing fundamental hypotheses regarding potential screening methods, lymphatic therapy, and vascular dysfunction in patients with lipedema.

What are the Latest Advances for Lipedema?
Lipedema Can Be Treated Non-Surgically: A Report of 5 Cases.
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Physical Therapy in Women with Early Stage Lipedema: Potential Impact of Multimodal Manual Therapy, Compression, Exercise, and Education Interventions.