How will Dercum's disease affect the quality of my life?


Dercum's disease is considered a chronic condition and can have long-term impacts on your life both physically and mentally. Symptoms of Dercum's disease often become progressively worse with time and can become difficult to handle. A few long-term results of Dercum's disease may include: loss of mobility, high blood pressure, or depression. Pain management is a crucial part of maintaining your quality of life. Establishing a daily treatment routine can help ease the severity of symptoms as well as allow you to control your pain. Support groups provide emotional comfort and valuable options for treatment.

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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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