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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | April 2018

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Understanding the challenges of lipoedema

Understanding the challenges of lipoedema
Community nursing

Article topics: Best practice, Compression Therapy, Lipoedema, pathophysiology, Self-management

Lipoedema is a challenging condition for patients, health and social care professionals. Lack of understanding about the condition leads to delayed diagnosis and poor support with self-management. This paper draws on key evidence, best practice guidelines for the management of lipoedema, and a patient story, to provide insights into the presentation, diagnosis, impact and management of the condition. It also identifies key points for practice for community nurses.