What is Lipedema?

What is lipedema?

Lipedema is a disease that mainly affects women. It is characterized by the excessive accumulation of fat in the extremities, being more common in the legs. This excess fat causes a decompensation between the affected area and the rest of the body.

Regarding its origin and causes, lipedema is a mainly hereditary disease that appears after puberty and is aggravated by the hormonal changes experienced by women such as pregnancy or menopause.

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