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  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Disability and emotional symptoms in women with lipedema: A comparison with overweight/obese women
    by Angelika Chachaj on 13 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Adv Clin Exp Med. 2024 Feb 13. doi: 10.17219/acem/181146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lipedema is characterized by the painful abnormal deposition of adipose tissue in the lower limbs and is often misdiagnosed as obesity. Considering the numerous bothersome physical symptoms of lipedema, women with lipedema may have greater disability and emotional problems than women with lifestyle-induced obesity.OBJECTIVES: Our study aims to assess disability, anxiety and depression symptoms in women with lipedema compared to women with overweight/obesity.MATERIAL AND METHODS: Women with lipedema (n = 45, with a mean age of 41 years) and women who are overweight/obese (n = 43, with a mean age of 44.95 years) were asked to complete the following questionnaires: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS II), Beck’s Depression Inventory – II (BDI-II), and The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS).RESULTS: Despite the higher BMI in the overweight/obesity group, the group with lipedema was more disabled in numerous domains of the WHO-DAS II questionnaire, including Life activities – domestic, work and school responsibilities and Participation in society When the influence of BMI was adjusted, a difference in the domain of Mobility was also present. The study groups did not differ in anxiety and depression symptoms.CONCLUSIONS: We showed that behavioral impairment was the main factor affecting functioning in women with lipedema. Emotional symptoms did not differentiate the study groups. Leg volumes and adipose tissue pain intensity were associated with greater disability in women with lipedema, and should be considered in managing women with this condition and in future research estimating the effectiveness of lipedema treatment.PMID:38348967 | DOI:10.17219/acem/181146

  • Observational Study on a Large Italian Population with Lipedema: Biochemical and Hormonal Profile, Anatomical and Clinical Evaluation, Self-Reported History
    by Laura Patton on 10 de fevereiro de 2024 at 11:00

    Int J Mol Sci. 2024 Jan 27;25(3):1599. doi: 10.3390/ijms25031599.ABSTRACTWe analyzed the medical condition of 360 women affected by lipedema of the lower limbs in stages 1, 2, and 3. The data were assessed for the whole population and compared between different clinical stages, distinguishing between obese and non-obese patients. The most frequent clinical signs were pain when pinching the skin, subcutaneous nodules, and patellar fat pads. The most frequently painful site of the lower limbs was the medial lower third of the thigh. The pain score obtained on lower limb points increased progressively with the clinical stage. In all points evaluated, the thickness of the subcutaneous tissue increased with the clinical stage. Analyzing the data on the lower medial third of the leg and considering only patients with type 3 lipedema, the difference between stages was statistically significant after correction for age and BMI. We found higher levels of C-reactive protein at more severe clinical stages, and the difference was significant after correction for age and BMI between the stages. Overall, the prevalence of alterations of glucose metabolism was 34%, with a progressive increase in prevalence with the clinical stage. The most frequent comorbidities were vitamin D insufficiency, chronic venous disease, allergies, dyslipidemia, headache, and depression of mood. Interestingly, in comparison with the general population, we found higher prevalence of chronic autoimmune thyroiditis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Finally, the clinical stage and the involvement of the upper limbs or obesity suggest a worse clinical, anthropometric, and endocrine-metabolic profile.PMID:38338878 | PMC:PMC10855605 | DOI:10.3390/ijms25031599