Lymphedema or Lipedema

The difference between Lymphedema and Lipedema

  Lymphedema Lipedema
Symtoms Fat deposit / swelling in one limb including hand and feet Fat deposit / swelling in legs and arms not in hands and feet
Sex Female/male Female
Onset After surgery that affects Around hormone shifts puberty, pregnancy, menopause
Effects of diet lymphatic system or at birth Restricted calories ineffective
Presece of edema Restricted calories ineffective Non-pitting edema
Presence of pain Pitting edema Pain in affected arease are likely
Affected population No pain initially Estimate 11% of all adult women
Family history Low Likely