A Fat Distribution Disorder in women

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What is lipedema?

Lipedema is a chronic condition reported in women, characterised by the abnormal fat build-up in the legs, thighs and buttocks. It is sometimes known as “painful fat syndrome.” Around 11% of women,

worldwide

are affected by this condition.

What causes lipedema?

The precise cause of lipedema is not known. A family history of this disorder is believed to be a risk factor. The role of hormones is also thought, as it usually occurs during puberty, pregnancy or menopause.

Lipedema is primarily a disorder of the adipose tissue (fat). Lipedema is not caused due to obesity, and anyone with a right weight can be affected by it.

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