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What is the duration of Dercum's disease?

Because little is known about what causes Dercum's disease, there is no known cure. The only treatment available or someone with Dercum's disease is a daily regimen of symptomatic treatment. This means that treatment is based on the occurrence of specific symptoms. For example, if someone with Dercum's disease experiences frequent digestive complications such as bloating or constipation, they can treat these symptoms with a healthy diet or medication. Dercum's disease can also be progressive, meaning that the symptoms can increase or worsen with time. Many people with Dercum's disease often find long term validation and comfort in support groups such as The Dercum Society.

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