Monday, June 24, 2024 – Episode 1442

Monday, June 24, 2024 - Episode 1442
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

The Emotional Toll of Lipedema: Addressing Depression and Appearance Distress

  • Today, we explore research conducted by Joanna Dudek and colleagues from Poland, published in 2018.
  • The authors suggest that because lipedema is a chronic condition, it can lead to feelings of helplessness and depression.
  • Their findings indicate that both appearance-related distress and depression significantly impact the quality of life.
  • This important research highlights the need to understand how lipedema affects all aspects of women’s lives and emphasizes the necessity of combating weight bias in healthcare and society.