lipoedema

lip·o·e·de·ma

(lip'ō-e-dē'mă),
Edema of subcutaneous fat, causing painful swellings, especially of the legs in women.

lip·o·e·de·ma

(lip'ō-ĕ-dē'mă)
Edema of subcutaneous fat, causing painful swellings, especially of the legs in women.
Synonym(s): cellulite (2) , lipo-oedema.
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She was obese but also had lipoedema, in which parts of the body become enlarged due to a build-up of abnormal fat cells.
She suffers with a condition called lipoedema which is thought to be caused by hormones and leads to areas of the body becoming enlarged.
She was sent by her doctor to a different clinic where she was told she had lipoedema but when she returned to her doctor she claims even they didn't know anything about it.
Vicki Hull, 29, was born with lipoedema, known as "painful fat syndrome", which causes fatty tissue to build up in the lower body.
Jodie told the Sunday People that one doctor had suggested she suffers from lipoedema, a long-term chronic condition which causes fluid retention in the legs and lower body.
2009) Water jet-assisted liposuction for patients with lipoedema: histologic and immunohistologic analysis of the aspirates of 30 lipoedema patients.
She has just been diagnosed with lipoedema - a chronic medical condition that affects her body's lymphatic system, causing fatty deposits to build up on her limbs.
To finally find out I have lipoedema is, on the one hand, devastating but on the other hand it is a huge relief to know why I could not shake off the weight.
But her life was transformed when she finally discovered she had lipoedema - a condition which piles fat on to the legs and arms.
She was diagnosed with lipoedema when she turned to consultant plastic surgeon Miss Anne Dancey to have 5lbs of excess skin removed following her weight loss.
All they ask in return is for a donation that will go to the non-profit organisation Lipoedema Ladies.
Joanne Bird, of Four Oaks, Birmingham, was diagnosed with Lipoedema ten years ago but has found there is little known about the crippling condition.