Story Check Interview with Dr. med. Gabriele Faerber from the Center for Vascular Medicine in Hamburg on the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema and lymphedema.
- Lipedema is always symmetrical, while an asymmetric pattern indicates lymphedema.
- Unlike the case with lipedema, there is no pressure pain or swelling tendency with lipohypertrophy.
- In the case of accompanying excess weight or adiposity, the guideline always calls for nutritional therapy, behavioral therapy, and exercise.