Dercum’s Disease: Everything You May Need to Know

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What is Dercum’s Disease?

Dercum’s Disease, also known as Adiposis Dolorosa, is a rare and chronic condition characterized by the excessive growth of fatty tissue, which leads to painful subcutaneous nodules. These growths typically occur on the trunk, upper arms, and thighs. The exact cause of Dercum’s Disease is still unknown, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. It primarily affects women, particularly those who are overweight or obese. The symptoms of Dercum’s Disease can vary from person to person, but the most common ones include generalized pain, fatigue, and mental disturbances such as depression and anxiety.

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