Lipedema Blog

Can I Have Lipedema if Stomach Fat is Absent?

Some patients believe they cannot have lipedema if stomach fat is absent. However, that isn’t always the case. Both doctors and patients misunderstand lipedema. Although some lipedema sufferers have stomach fat, others do not. It depends on how the diseased fat distributes itself on the body. Here, we look at how lipedema may present itself….

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Getting a Diagnosis – the Difference Between Family Doctors and Medical Specialists for Lipedema

It may surprise you to learn the experience of seeing family doctors and medical specialists for lipedema is very different. Unfortunately, family doctors have little understanding of this disease. Many are barely aware that it exists at all. While others have heard of it, they often don’t know the key signs and symptoms to look…

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Are Lipomas and Lipedema the Same Thing?

Lipedema is a medical condition affecting around 11% of women around the world. Yet unfortunately, it is a poorly understood problem, even in the medical community. As there are many misconceptions about this disease, it isn’t surprising that many people who receive a diagnosis are confused. One thing that confuses sufferers is the difference between…

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Dieting Isn’t Working – Do I Need a Lipedema Specialist?

A lipedema specialist should be your first port of call if you believe you suffer from this condition. Unfortunately, many doctors today still have a poor understanding of lipedema. As a result, many sufferers receive an incorrect diagnosis. Doctors tell them they are obese and need to lose weight. However, dieting and exercise have little…

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Unsatisfied With the Outcome of Your Previous Lipedema Surgery? A Revision May Be Needed

If you’ve had lipedema surgery, you may have had high hopes about the outcome. It can be very disappointing, then, to be dissatisfied with the results. If you’ve been through liposuction surgery and still have discomfort and pain, you may need a revision. Finding the right surgeon to help you is important if you’re in…

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How Do I Manage the Pain My Lipedema Symptoms Cause?

Lipedema symptoms may start quite mildly, but they can become significantly worse over time. Eventually, it can become increasingly difficult to cope with the pain the symptoms cause. If you’re struggling to know how to manage, here is some expert advice. What Symptoms Are Associated With Lipedema? Lipedema presents with several common symptoms. These include:…

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Is a Keto Diet the Best Treatment for Lipedema?

If you’re looking for a treatment for lipedema, you may want to try anything. Lipedema is a distressing, progressive medical condition that causes pain and mobility issues. As it gets worse over time, sufferers become increasingly debilitated. They also suffer from emotional and mental health problems. Lipedema causes a disproportionate appearance that causes low self-confidence…

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Does Lipedema Surgery Get Rid of Fat Nodules?

Lipedema surgery is the only way to address the cause of this condition. Lipedema is a disease of the subcutaneous fat. It causes abnormal fibrosis in the subcutaneous fat tissues. Fibrotic scarring (or fibrosis) is when connective tissues replace normal tissue. Over time, permanent scar tissue forms. Lipedema fat fibrosis gives the tissue a nodular,…

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Can a Lipedema Specialist in Florida Treat My Mobility Issues?

Seeing a lipedema specialist in Florida is essential if you believe you have this condition. Unfortunately, too many medical practitioners still lack knowledge and understanding of lipedema. They frequently fail to spot the signs and symptoms that indicate you suffer from this progressive disease. It’s always best to see a specialist as early as possible…

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With Lipedema Life Expectancy May Not Be Reduced, but Quality of Life Is

It may be encouraging if you’ve just had a lipedema diagnosis to know that lipedema life expectancy is as long as for other people the same age. However, it’s essential to recognize that there can be a serious impact on your quality of life. Lipedema, in itself, doesn’t shorten your lifespan. Yet, the pain and…

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