How did I know about my condition?
For the entire maturation period, I had a feeling that my legs look different, often hurt, and every year they seemed to be bigger.
The whole time doctors recommended me to lose weight, change exercises …
until one of them (about a year ago )suggested that it might be Lipoedema .
” Lipo…what? ” I asked . I definitely looked confused and I was.
During my research, I was shocked at how many people and doctors knew nothing about the existence of this disease, which is often confused with being overweight .
Long story short…Lipoedema are chronic progressive conditions that can become painful, depressing, disfiguring, disabling and deadly without treatment.”*
It is a disorder of adipose tissue that occurs almost exclusively in women. The condition is also known as a painful fat disease.
Lipoedema fat is actually hardened water and toxins which usually flush out of our lymphatic system- in Lipoedemas case,all the toxins and water are stored in our fat cells.
Women with lipoedema tend to be small on top and big on the bottom. The legs become enlarged from the ankles up to the hips. Both legs are usually enlarged at the same time.
There are also cases when lipoedema occurs on both arms.
With Lipoedema our legs will be have:
- Tendency to easy bruising
- Sensitivity to touch
- Joint pain
- Affected skin condition
- Does not seem to respond to losing weight
- Feet (or hands) are usually not affected
I’ve already been trying for one year to get to the clinic where they can take care of me.
Yes, it is a long journey – but when we have each other, support and faith we can reach our goal.
Below this article you will find a few web-sites where you can get medical information about Lipoedema-> because most GP’s don’t have any idea about this disease. You should print out the information given there before you choose to book your appointment. Trust me!!!! they are very needed.
helpful web-sites :