Lipedema - A Giving Smarter Guide

A chronic condition that occurs almost exclusively in women, lipedema manifests as symmetrical buildup of painful fat and swelling in the limbs. A critical issue is the poorly understood disease biology, which for diagnosed patients results in limited treatment options that, at best, ameliorate the symptoms of lipedema.

This Giving Smarter Guide aims to enhance understanding of this disease and to raise awareness of the absence of diagnostic tools, the lack of public and medical knowledge of lipedema. 

Published February 15, 2017