High school teacher and lipoedema sufferer Cassie, pictured with her daughter Eleanor. For decades Melbourne woman Nola Young wondered why her legs were so much bigger than the rest of her body. She was told by many, including doctors, that she was just overweight, and to lose weight. “I had asked so many questions over the years. I’d dieted, had weight loss surgery and I’d done so many exercise programs, played that much sport but I still looked like I was overweight,” Ms Young told nine.com.au. Little did Ms Young know that she was suffering from a common disease that could affect as many as 1.2 million, or 11 percent, of Australian women. But it was a disease that Ms Young, like most people, had never even heard of – lipoedema. Lipoedema is an often crippling and painful condition which causes an abnormal accumulation of fat under the skin, […]