DO I HAVE LIPEDEMA? UNDERSTANDING THE SYMPTOMS
• Target areas where fatty tissue accumulates bruises easily.
• In the legs, which are typically the first target areas, fat will begin to accumulate making them appear large or column-like in appearance.
• Skin in the target areas will start off as squishy or sponge-like in the early stages. Over time as the disease progresses, skin become hardened or thicker.
• The most common symptom is swelling and inflammation in the target areas which affects the joints and overall movement.