The Specific Disorders We’ll Study
The Specific Disorders We Study
Excess and abnormal SAT typically found on the buttocks, hips, thighs, and lower legs but also on the arms in 80%.
Lumpy fibrotic subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) occurring anywhere on the body accompanied by symptoms of extreme pain, inflammation, and elevated inflammatory markers. Signs and symptoms of Dercum's Disease are similar to Fibromyalgia. Angiolipomas are common in Dercum's disease.
Familial Multiple Lipomatosis with or without Angiolipomatosis
When large lipomas develop in fat tissue they deform the tissue. Angiolipomas (vascular lipomas) are known to be painful and when accompanied by signs and symptoms such as fatigue, cognitive changes, sleep difficulties, gastrointestinal disorders and other signs and symptoms, is called Dercum's Disease.
Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis
Abnormal tissue deposits that occur around the neck, upper arms, thighs, abdomen, and upper buttocks. Associated with alcohol use but may occur in the absence of alcohol use.
Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue (SAT) Disorders relationship to Obesity
Learning about SAT disorders could help us better understand the fat in obesity and diabetes.
Exciting New Research is on the Horizon
The TREAT Program has many ongoing research studies. Please email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Research Study!
Removal of abnormal fat tissue from people with Lipedema or Dercum’s Disease by Lymphatic Sparing Liposuction is a common treatment in Europe and now in the United States. If you are 18 years of age or older with Lipedema or Dercum’s Disease and have undergone liposuction to remove abnormal fat tissue in the United States. Contact Dr. Karen Herbst and the TREAT Program.
The University of Arizona asks that’s you participate in a questionnaire to better understand the benefits and the drawbacks (if any) of liposuction performed in the United States. You must complete a written consent online to participate in the study. The study consists of answering 183 questions in an online survey. It should take no more than one hour to complete.
Please use this link to access the survey: https://is.gd/treatprogramliposuctionsurvey