Lipedema prevalence

He lipedema it is a disease that mainly affects women. It is suffered by 10% and 20% in women around the world, so it is a disease that has some relevance despite the lack of information in general about it. While it is very rare to find cases of lipedema in men.

Refering to age, lipedema can appear practically at any time in life. From the adolescenceIt can develop at any time, although there are different situations in which there is a greater chance of suffering from lipedema or, if you already have it, that the disease worsens.

The hormonal changes The most relevant moments that women suffer throughout their lives are the moments that can most favor the development of lipedema. We are talking about situations like pregnancy or menopause.

But in addition to knowing in which cases the lipedema, we must also know how it affects in these situations. The first thing to keep in mind about lipedema is that, although it can also occur in the arms, the most common is that develop mainly in the legs. In this case, the legs accumulate excess fat that does not affect the feet, so there is a great imbalance in the size of the different parts of the body.

Although lipedema has a genetic origin And, as we have said, it mainly affects women in the situations we have discussed, there are also certain factors that intervene in the development of the disease. We are talking about the state of health of each person, and there are certain diseases that aggravate the state of lipedema. These are irregular situations such as obesity.

If you want to know a little history of this disease, click here now or know the Causes of lipedema.

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