Lipedema Clinical Trials 2022

Lipedema studies recruiting patients for novel treatments. Filter by phase, distance, and inclusion criteria to find your perfect lipedema clinical trial in 2022.

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Weight Lossfor Lipedema

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Saint Louis, MO
18+
Female

Does lipedema run in families?

"Although the incidence of lipedema is higher in certain ethnic groups than others, no evidence exists for an inherited tendency to develop lipedema. Thus, familial lipedema does not appear to be a genetic condition." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Who should consider clinical trials for lipedema?

"The respondents appreciated the opportunity to participate in a trial because they thought it could be helpful to them. However, they also had concerns about participating in a research study when they were not sure what the purpose or results would be. They recommended that clinicians make informed choices to provide patients with evidence-based information about the benefits and risks of treatment options to help them make an informed decision about treatment." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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How many people get lipedema a year in the United States?

"The prevalence of lipedema is 4.0% for women and 1.0% for men. Tissues most likely affected are the legs, buttock area, buttocks, arms, and abdomen. The prevalence of lipedema increases with age, is more common among African Americans, and is more common in individuals with higher body mass index." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What causes lipedema?

"There is limited information on the causes of lipedema. It has been suggested that increased adipose tissue volume due to obesity or pregnancy is a cause. These studies do show an association between BMI and lipedema, but they also suggest other issues such as hormonal changes during pregnancy. Furthermore, lipedema appears to be associated with certain medications including statins. However, the mechanism behind this remains unclear. More information is needed in order to understand the causes of lipedema. A prospective study is needed to determine if these associations are causal or simply incidental." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is lipedema?

"The diagnostic criteria for lipedema were defined using the following guidelines. When a patient has two or more of the above factors, they can be diagnosed with lipedema." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Have there been any new discoveries for treating lipedema?

"The number of reported treatments has increased in recent years. Most therapies are based on anecdotal evidence; but as the number of published trials increases, we can expect a greater understanding of the mechanisms involved in the treatment of lipedema." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the average age someone gets lipedema?

"The mean age at onset of lipedema has been reported as between 9 and 22 years. Results from a recent paper confirms these earlier studies and indicates an increased incidence in women compared to men. Evidence from this study suggests that the incidence rate of lipedema increases with advancing age, but does not appear to be influenced by sex." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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What is the latest research for lipedema?

"There was a lot of research done on lipedema. The number of studies on lipedema increased since 2010 due to the amount of new articles being published. Most studies were printed in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The quality of these articles has improved over time. However, there is still a need for more high-quality studies with larger sample size in order to gain real knowledge about lipedema. Despite this, there was an increase in the number of studies on lipedema between 2010 and 2014. There is also an increase in the number of publications on lipedema between 2011 and 2014." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is obesity a risk factor for lipedema or other disorders of fat distribution?

"Obesity is an independent risk factor for lipedema. The association between BMI and lipedema is stronger than the relationship between BMI and visceral obesity. The high prevalence of lipedema in obese patients suggests the need for early detection of lipedema and treatment of obesity as preventive measures." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Does lipedema affect outcome at 1 year after breast reconstruction?

"With the current experience, we believe that the incidence of postoperative complications is similar between patients undergoing breast reconstruction for the first time and those having had prior breast surgery. The risks associated with lipedema are significantly reduced in patients experiencing breast reconstruction for the first time." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Are lipedema and obesity risk factors for development of lymphedema?

"Although the combined presence of lipedema and obesity is associated with an increased incidence of lymphedema, these findings do not support the hypothesis that this combination of conditions increases the risk of developing lymphedema." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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Is lipodystrophy associated with muscle weakness and atrophy in young women?

"In a recent study, findings suggest that LYG is strongly associated with muscle weakness and atrophied muscles. Muscle weakness and low-grade skeletal myopathy are features of LYG which may be progressive in young female patients. Furthermore, as the prevalence of LYG increases, there is an increase in muscle strength and muscle size, and these changes appear to occur even before any symptoms of LYG are observed." - Anonymous Online Contributor

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