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Lipoedema — a family story

Lizzy Ellery
15 December 2014

<p>Lipoedema is an adipose tissue disorder, commonly confused with lymphoedema, which affects around 300 million women worldwide (Fonder et al, 2007). The causes of the condition, which leaves people with a large build up of faᴀy tissue in their limbs, especially the lower ones, are still largely unknown, the symptoms often misunderstood and dismissed, and the psychological effects unnoticed or ignored. There is no treatment or cure. I know all of this because I am one of the 300 million women who has lipoedema. Here, I will tell the story of a family living with the reality of lipoedema.</p>

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