What Causes Lipedema? with Etelka Foeldi, MD
Professor Földi explains some of the basic medical facts that are known about lipedema and what differentiates it from other fat diseases. She points out that we still do not know the underlying causes that make some patients more likely to have lipedema than other fat disorders. Professor Földi covers treatment methods used at her clinic including compression, manual lymph drainage, and medical exercises, which can be effective in earlier stages of lipedema. She then speaks about the need for further research. Professor Földi is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the lymphatic system. She is Co-Founder, Medical Director, and Physician-in-Chief of the Földiklinik in Hinterzarten, Germany, which specializes in treating lymphatic diseases. She is also the co-creator of Complex Physical Decongestive Therapy (CDT) for lymphedema.
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