Lipedema patients will commonly present to vein clinics because the symptoms of lipedema can also appear to be the same symptoms of vein problems: tired, achy, heavy, tender, swollen legs that are worse at the end of the day.
Often it’s discovered that their underlying problem is lipedema.
Lindy McHutchison, M.D. is the medical director at the Carolina Vein Center and in this article she breaks down lipedema and helps clinicians understand the many common misconceptions about the disease. Lindy’s goal is to help clinicians learn more about lipedema, so fewer women blame themselves for this very common fat disorder.
Click to read this article and learn the types and stages of lipedema. Gain insights into why patients get lipedema and best practices for treatment and therapies.
This is an 8-minute read.
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