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Lipoedema Awareness Month

Education Portfolio

1 June 2023

This June is Lipoedema Awareness Month.

As skin health professionals we need to be aware of how this condition differs from candidates seeking services for localised fat and cellulite. For those with lipoedema, we can assist with conservative management of this chronic condition including supporting with skin health education.

At this time the true prevalence is unknown and the condition can be misdiagnosed as obesity, venous insufficiency, and lymphoedema.

There isn't one diagnostic test, molecular marker, or imaging technique, therefore diagnosis may involve several healthcare professionals.

At SKINCON23 this year we will hear from our presenters that will discuss how interprofessional teams can assist those with lipoedema as well as lymphoedema.

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