Distinguishing Lipedema from Lymphedema with Sandro Michelini
Dr. Sandro Michelini speaks about the specific pathology of lipedema, explaining that lipedema fat cells respond differently than other fat cells in the body and are thicker than normal cells. He also talks about the role of hormonal receptors in cell membranes and the genetics link of lipedema within families. Dr. Michelini addresses efforts to raise lipedema awareness in major world health organizations, and to take into consideration social, psychological, and economic components when treating lipedema patients. Dr. Sandro Michelini is the Department Head of Vascular Rehabilitation at San Giovanni Battista Hospital in Rome, Italy, and is President of the European Society of Lymphology.
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