Thursday, August 6, 2020 – Episode 027

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - Episode 027
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Tissue Sodium is Elevated in the Skin and Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue in Women with Lipedema

  • Today we discuss a research by Rischelle Crescenzi and the group at the Vanderbilt University.
  • The authors of this study hypothesize that there will be an accumulation of sodium in the fat tissue of women with lipedema.
  • They found that women with lipedema who had the same BMI have significantly higher sodium content than those who did not have lipedema and that the sodium content seems to increase with the severity of lipedema.
  • They suggest that using this tissue sodium level may help us distinguish lipedema and obesity.
  • When inflammation is reduced by the healing in the sodium of the tissue, it is likely to return to a normal level.