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

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

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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