THE 4 STAGES OF LIPEDEMA--A CLOSER LOOK AT EACH ONE
2. Lipedema appears to be genetic; inherited from other female family members.
3. Lipedema affects women of all sizes.
4. Excess lipedema fat deposits have a particular pattern plus are bilateral or symmetrical. Both legs, hips, and arms are affected not just one. Lipedema fat also stops at the ankles or wrists, so the feet and hands are not affected.
5. Lipedema fat is not affected by regular exercise or a healthy diet, unlike “normal” fat.