Posted on September 7, 2019
Lipoedema is a chronic fat syndrome that is not well understood and sometimes misdiagnosed as Lymphoedema or it may be combined with lymphoedema. Therapy maybe similar to lymphoedema but not the same. Help is available at this clinic, click here for therapy that can be of help.
Lipoedema affects mainly women. There is usually symmetrical abnormal fat deposits at the legs involving the hips, buttocks, thighs and calf but not the feet. This looks disproportionate when compared to the upper part of the body. There may be reports of pain, tenderness and sometimes a family history, too. To learn more about lipoedema, click the following via Lipoedema Australia, Lipoedema UK, and Fat Disorders Resource Society. The West newspapers reported on Lipoedema in a recent article.
Do you look like this (in the photos)? Have you been called “Thunder thighs’ since teenage years? But your feet is fine?
An example of a client with Lipoedema (Photos included with permission). Client’s feedback “Many thanks Dr Khong for your expertise and skill in treating my lymphoedema and lipoedema. As a visitor to Perth annually having Lymphatic Manual Drainage here has enabled me to feel confident to continue to make these family trips.”
Posted on June 28, 2019
Lymphoedema, also spelt as Lymphedema has been identified as an under-recognised medical problem because not much is known as how widespread is the problem. Personally, like other researchers, I faced issues attempting to seek research funding for lymphoedema studies as prevalence data especially of the non-cancer origin was generally lacking. I am so glad that this issue is finally over! There has been a break through of an immense scale. (more…)
Posted on January 5, 2017
Posted on February 1, 2013
I support the finding that head and neck cancer post-treatment lymphoedema needs to be managed. See the brief write-up here. Swelling or surgery may likely affect the TMJ (jaw), neck and shoulder range, breathing comfort, etc. See a ‘specialist’ therapist for initial evaluation.