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The British Lymphology Society (BLS) actively promotes professional standards and the study, understanding and treatment of lymphoedema and its complications. It provides resources for healthcare professionals managing patients with lymphoedema/chronic oedema, supporting excellence in care, effecting change and influencing practice.

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Lipoedema UK are incredibly proud to be the first UK charity for Lipoedema. We are dedicated to raising awareness of Lipoedema, advocating better treatment and our aim is to generate medical interest in the condition leading to new research. Lipoedema UK Board consists of women with Lipoedema and clinicians working in the Lymphoedema clinic at St George’s Hospital in London and throughout the UK. Our work includes educating doctors, health professionals and the public about Lipoedema and its symptoms. It is shocking that a disease first described in the 1940s is still so misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Most women have lived with the condition for decades before realising they have it. Our aim is to put Lipoedema on the medical radar, tackle misdiagnosis and help women get access to the treatment they need, much, much earlier.

We aim to give factual information about the condition, advice on treatments and be a reliable source of information on the options available. We also understand how important emotional support is to cope with the everyday challenges that the condition creates. We have members of all ages from eighteen to 80. Our member’s conferences are a great way of meeting leading experts and making friends who understand your issues. Please support Lipoedema UK. It’s a herculean task ahead of us and requires substantial funding and effort. We would also like to hear your news and stories for our newsletter.

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