This edition: Lipodystrophy: A Selective Loss of Body Fat Disorder
Lipodystrophy is a disorder where the body's fatty tissue is attacked, causing a loss of body fat. It can occur throughout the body or in selective areas. And patients with lipodystrophy tend to develop insulin resistance, diabetes, high triglyceride and cholesterol levels, and sometimes, fatty liver disease. There are numerous forms of lipodystrophy that are either genetic or acquired. And it is believed that there are literally hundreds of patients with partial (selective area) lipodystrophy who go undiagnosed in the US alone. Join us as we delve into this unique medical condition, meet patients who deal with the manifestations of Lipodystrophy, and hear from the physicians who specialize in treating this disease.