What are the treatment options for Dercum's disease?

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There is currently no cure for Dercum's disease, though there are several options for treatment. Treatment for Dercum's disease is considered symptomatic, which means treatment options focus on coping with one symptom at a time. Therefore, treatment affects each person differently and a journal or another form of careful attention must be given to determine which options work the best. Liposuction and surgery can be used to remove painful lipomas, while weight reduction often eliminates the possibility of fatigue. Light, no- impact activities such as warm pool therapy can help relieve muscle tension, but overly strenuous activity can increase overall pain. Your doctor can also prescribe you medication to help reduce pain from the lipomas.

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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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