How quickly does lipedema progress? Advanced cases of lipedema typically take many years to develop (one estimate suggests on average this process can take 17 years, ref 1).
How do I cure my lipedema?
- Compression. Compression garments help to force inflammatory products out of the legs and prevent them from building back up.
- Diet. Lipedema patients may benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet.
- Vascular Care.
How does lipedema start? It’s caused by a problem with the lymphatic system (a network of vessels and glands that help fight infection and drain excess fluid from tissues). Sometimes, a build-up of fluid can cause the legs, ankles or feet to become swollen.
What age can you get lipedema? Lipedema is triggered by fluctuating hormones and most commonly seen with early stages of it affecting women in their 30’s. This medical condition resembles other lifestyle concerns like poor diet and exercise and is frequently misunderstood as “weight issues” for most women.