Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Episode 265

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - Episode 265
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Lipedema and the Progression to Lymphedema with Obesity

  • Today I’d like to tell you about a study by a group of researchers in Brazil, published in the medical journal Cureus in December 2020.
  • The article is called: Lipedema and the Evolution to Lymphedema With the Progression of Obesity.
  • The aim of this study was to look at the prevalence of systemic lymphedema in patients with lipedema according to weight.
  • This data certainly seems to point to the conclusion that edema is present in a majority of women with lipedema and it is aggravated by, but not necessarily caused by, obesity.