How can I prevent Dercum's disease?


Dercum's disease has no known cause, so it can be difficult to know how to prevent it from occurring. However, studies show that maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle is beneficial to the prevention of many diseases or conditions. Even if a healthy lifestyle does not prevent you from contracting Dercum's disease, it may lessen the severity of the pain if symptoms occur. At this moment in time, the knowledge on Dercum's disease can only support maintaining a healthy lifestyle as the best way to prevent and cope with such conditions.

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Dercum's Disease

Dercum's disease is a rare disease in which you develop growths of fatty tissue called lipomas just under your skin. When these growths press against your nerves, the pain can very severe. Common symptoms of Dercum's are weight ga...

in that is unrelated to diet or exercise, strange accumulations of fat that have an abnormal consistency, feelings of extreme tiredness and pain to the touch in the affected areas. This disease occurs more often in women than in men. There are no specific tests for diagnosing Dercum's disease. If you have symptoms, you should see your doctor or a pain specialist to help control your pain.

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