I am sharing this as it is a great check list to see if you may have Lipedema…. some people have a combination of Lymphedema and Lipedema… Or one or the other… The difference is Lymphedema is a retained fluid in the tissues where as Lipedema is a disorder of the fat tissue in the body.. Lipedema can also lead to lymphedema or visa versa due to the impact on the normal function of the Lymphatics. This article also has some great links to further information… Thanks Crystal for this post…
Do you feel embarrassed by your “thunder thighs” or “cankles”? You’re not alone. But, it might be more than just a need to lose a few pounds. Answer some of the questions below to determine if you might be suffering from a medical condition called Lipedema that affects approximately 11% of the female population.
Do you frequently experience pain in one or both legs that feels achy, pressing, pulling, hot, or restless?
Do you have a larger, disproportionate bottom half and smaller waist, or pear shape?
Do you bruise very easily?
Does it hurt (like a painful stub of the toe) if someone leans an elbow into your leg, presses with their fingers, or you lightly bump into something?
Do your legs or ankles seem to get more fatigued and swell up toward the later part of the evening?
Do you try to lose weight, but it never seems to…
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