© Praxhub 2023, all rights reserved.
Register to attend
The urgent need for understanding this little-known and stigmatised disease
Lipoedema is a disease of the loose connective tissues leading to dysregulated and abnormal growth of mainly fatty tissue. This results in disfiguring and painful adipose tissue that appears disproportionate to the size and shape of the affected person’s body. It affects 11% of women worldwide and is very commonly misdiagnosed as lymphoedema or obesity.Lack of awareness of this condition by the medical profession and an insistence that the adiposity is obesity causes significant distress in patients, particularly because this adiposity is not amenable to usual weight reduction measures.An urgent need for increased awareness and understanding among clinicians exists so that patients can be correctly diagnosed and evidence-based treatments options offered, and so that harmful narratives about this phenotype can be eliminated.
Describe the pathophysiology of lipoedema and recognise its distinction from lymphoedema and obesity
Outline the epidemiology of lipoedema and its impacts on affected patients
Summarise the clinical signs and symptoms that indicate the presence of lipoedema
MBBS, PhD, FRACS (Plas) Consultant Plastic Surgeon
This education has been developed by Praxhub and Lipoedema Australia.
Praxhub is an RACGP accredited provider under the RACGP CPD Program.
Activity ID: 30658
Praxhub is a Certified Learning Provider under the CPD Home 2023-24 CPD Program.
This medical education activity has been approved for 1.5 CPD hour with:
Activity ID: 560908
Activity ID: 678
Please enter your details to attend.
Once completed, please check your email for reminders.
* indicates required field
Praxhub would like to acknowledge Sanofi for its support of this education. The sponsor has provided no input into the content of this activity.
View related education
Join free now