Understanding the Causes of Lipedema with Peter Mortimer, MD
Professor Mortimer discusses possible causes of lipedema, including genetics and hormonal changes, and describes the difficulties of researching and diagnosing lipedema. He notes specific characteristics of lipedema that differentiate it from lymphedema, morbid obesity, and gynoid obesity. He goes on to advocate for research on lipedema, and recognizes that awareness of the disease is improving in the medical community largely due to efforts of the patient body. Professor Peter Mortimer, MD practices dermatology at the Royal Marsden Hospital and teaches Dermatological Medicine at the University of London. His major clinical interest is in the diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema and related lymphatic disorders.
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