Understanding the challenges of lipoedema

Anne Williams*

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Lipoedema is a challenging condition for patients, health and social care professionals. Lack of understanding about the condition leads to delayed diagnosis and poor support with self-management. This paper draws on key evidence, best practice guidelines for the management of lipoedema, and a patient story, to provide insights into the presentation, diagnosis, impact and management of the condition. It also identifies key points for practice for community nurses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-41
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Community Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • best practice
  • compression therapy
  • lipoedema
  • pathophysiology
  • self-management


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