Chronic Adipose Tissue Disorder
Lipedema may affect up to 11% of women. It happens when fat is distributed in an irregular way beneath your skin, usually in the buttocks and legs. Although it begins as a cosmetic concern, it can eventually cause pain and other problems. Lipedema can be mistaken for regular obesity or lymphedema.
Lipedema s a chronic adipose tissue disorder that affects millions of women. It begins at puberty or at times of hormonal flux.
One symptom of this condition is a disproportion of fat on the lower body compared to the trunk. It is painful with pearl-size and larger palpable masses and feels heavy due to fluid in the fat.