Early lipoedema diagnosis and the RCGP e-learning course.

@article{Fetzer2015EarlyLD,
  title={Early lipoedema diagnosis and the RCGP e-learning course.},
  author={Amy J. Fetzer and Sharie Fetzer},
  journal={British journal of community nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={Suppl},
  pages={
          S22, S24, S26-8
        }
}
Frequently misdiagnosed as obesity, lipoedema is chronic condition involving an abnormal build-up of fat cells in the legs, thighs and buttocks that cannot be shifted by exercise or dieting. Estimated to affect up to 11% of the female population, the condition is widely unknown by health professionals. This means women typically wait for many years before diagnosis. This allows the condition to progress unchecked, resulting in unnecessary deterioration and the development of associated… 

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