Awareness day on Lipoedema planned

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An awareness day. on Lipoedema is being held in Moira next month.

The day is being organised by Angela McCarroll and Caroline Weir with support from “Talk Lipoedema”. It takes place on Saturday, October 17, from 10am until 4pm at the House of Vic-Ryn, Moira Road, Lisburn.

Lipoedema is a chronic and progressive disorder of the adipose tissue and it is often referred to as “painful fat syndrome”. Figures show 95% of people with lipoedema report that they fail to lose weight in areas affected by Lipoedema, despite losing weight successfully from other areas.

The exact cause of Lipoedema at present is unknown but it is thought that hormonal factors play a role. Estimates of the incidence of Lipoedema vary widely and range to as high as 11% of the post-puberty female population.

Lipoedema fat does not respond to dieting. However, it is very important that people with lipoedema learn to manage their weight as Lipoedema is exacerbated by obesity. For more information or to book a free place email: contact@talklipoedema.org or phone 07340 222 752.