Lipoedema – a chronic disease
Lipoedema always occurs symmetrically: in the area of the hip, on the upper and lower legs, and sometimes on the arms. The exact cause of lipoedema has not yet been clarified. In addition to a genetic component, it is assumed that there is also a hormonal component, since it is almost exclusively women who are affected. A typical presentation includes, for example, so-called “riding pants”, which describe the fat pads on the buttocks, hips and the inside of the knees. Sufferers tend to "bruise" easily, even from slight bumps. In addition, patients with lipoedema experience sensitivity to pressure and touch.
Lipoedema – everything about the clinical picture