Monday, December 25, 2023 – Episode 1262

Monday, December 25, 2023 - Episode 1262
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Leveraging Bioimpedance Technology: Advancements in Diagnosing and Managing Lipedema and Dercums Syndrome

  • This episode highlights a paper authored by Rachelle Crescenzi and team, titled “Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease: A New Application of Bioimpedance,” published in the peer-reviewed journal Lymphatic Research and Biology in August 2019.
  • The study utilized a bioimpedance device to assess fluid distribution in various body regions among participants with lipedema and Dercum’s Disease. The authors aimed to identify distinct fluid properties between the two conditions and anticipated that bioimpedance testing could detect these differences.
  • The significance of the paper lies in its potential to aid in the early diagnosis of lipedema, a challenge often faced due to limited awareness.
  • Early detection of tissue composition changes using bioimpedance may facilitate timely diagnosis, and the method could also assist clinicians in distinguishing between lipedema and Dercum’s Disease, as well as detecting potential co-occurrence of the conditions.