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Lipedema Advanced Care, with Dr. Alexo Carballeira as Medical Director, and a multidisciplinary team at the Hospital Fontana, for Lipedema treatment and research.
Calle Alicante 31, Valencia
+34 963 410 600
The origin of this disease is not clear, it has been proven that there is a genetic component, as well as a hormonal component, since it frequently begins or intensifies coinciding with a change in hormone levels (puberty, pregnancy, menopause, taking anti contraceptive pill...).
Early treatment and diagnosis are important to prevent disease progression, as it
can lead to mobility problems and other comorbidities such as osteoarthritis and
The diagnosis is basically clinical and must be well differentiated from other diseases such as Lymphedema and Obesity.
We observed a disproportionate increase in fatty deposits in the lower limbs in specific locations. In Lipedema there is symmetrical involvement of the extremities that never affects the hands or feet (cup sign). Negative fovea, that is, if the skin of the leg is pressed with a finger, the pressure does not cause an indentation in the skin. Negative Stemmer's sign in feet and hands: it is possible to pinch the skin in the first joint of a toe or hand.