Accurate diagnosis and self-care support for women with lipoedema

Anne Williams, Isobel MacEwan

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Lipoedema is a long-term, progressive condition, usually presenting as symmetrical enlargement of the legs and buttocks, and mainly affecting women. Distinct from obesity or lymphoedema, lipoedema is associated with an unusual distribution and proliferation of diet-resistant inflammatory fat tissue. This article provides background to lipoedema diagnosis and discusses self-care support for women with lipoedema.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPractice Nursing
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • lipoedema
  • secondary lymphoedema
  • compression therapy
  • self care


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