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What do I need to know about caring with someone with Dercum's disease?

The best way to care for someone suffering from Dercum's disease is to provide them with loving support. Dercum's disease can cause emotional and mental instabilities, confusion, or depression, which can seriously hinder someone's desire to seek treatment that relieves their specific symptoms. Support groups such as The Dercum Society and The Fat Disorders Research Society, Inc. can provide invaluable treatment advice as well as verification of frightening or frustrating emotions someone with Dercum's disease may experience.

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Where can I find support for Dercum's disease?
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Support groups can be very helpful for long-term treatment of Dercum's disease. They can provide emo...
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Is Dercum's disease serious?
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Because Dercum's disease is usually progressive, meaning that the symptoms will worsen with time, it...
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Is exercise important for someone with Dercum's disease?
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Although some people can contract Dercum's disease while maintaining a healthy weight, a majority of...
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Should I worry about Dercum's disease if I am obese and experience fatigue?
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Although obesity and extreme fatigue are symptoms of Dercum's disease, a diagnosis usually requires ...
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