Lipedema Blog

Is There a Test for Lipedema, or Do Doctors Rely on Lipedema Symptoms to Give a Diagnosis?

If you’re experiencing lipedema symptoms, you may wonder how to get a diagnosis. Unfortunately, getting an accurate diagnosis of lipedema isn’t always easy. Most people still have never heard of this condition. Medical professionals often remain unaware of it or confuse it with similar conditions. It isn’t surprising that so many sufferers wait between 15…

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Is a Lipedema Doctor Different from a Cosmetic Surgeon?

If you have a lipedema diagnosis, you may be looking for a lipedema doctor you can trust. After all, getting treatment as quickly as possible is vital to achieving the best possible outcomes. However, knowing where to look for the right medical professional can be challenging. What exactly is a doctor specializing in lipedema? When…

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After Surgery for Lipedema, is Exercise Possible?

For many people with lipedema, exercise is virtually impossible. The extra bulk that the lipedema fat adds to the lower body can make movement difficult. Sufferers often feel embarrassed about their shape and prefer to avoid the gym and the pool. Following lipedema surgery, patients can enjoy an improved quality of life. So, many prospective…

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Is There Such a Thing as a Lipedema Diet, and Does It Work?

If you go online to look for information about lipedema, you may find articles about the lipedema diet. Various eating plans claim to improve the symptoms of lipedema or even cure it altogether. But how valid are these claims? Here, we look at some suggested diets to combat lipedema to see how well they work….

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Is Lipedema Painful? A Specialist Answers Your Questions

Is lipedema painful? That’s a question that many people who think they may have this condition ask. Lipedema is a progressive condition that affects adipose tissue. Its main characteristic is a larger lower body and column-like legs. However, there are other symptoms to look out for too. These include easy bruising and tenderness in the…

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What is the Typical Lipedema Prognosis?

If you’ve just received your diagnosis, you may have concerns about your lipedema prognosis. Sadly, many medical practitioners today still have trouble understanding of this condition. They are unable to advise patients about what to expect from their future. Lipedema is a chronic, progressive condition. It will only worsen over time without treatment. Does Lipedema…

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Which Lipedema Treatments Do Specialists Recommend?

Finding the right lipedema treatments for you is crucial if you’ve just received your diagnosis. However, it isn’t always easy to know which options are available and which are most effective. Unfortunately, lipedema remains poorly understood, even by those in the healthcare profession. Many doctors still misdiagnose their patients. Even those who spot the signs…

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What is Type 4 Lipedema, and How is It Treated?

Type 4 lipedema is one of the types of this poorly understood condition. There are five different types of this disease, and each one affects different areas of the body. To further confuse matters, there are also various stages of this condition. Here, look closely at the stages and types of lipedema and the treatments…

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Can Fat From Lipedema Legs Be Harvested for a BBL?

One characteristic of lipedema, a poorly understood medical condition, is lipedema legs, a leg shape that gives the sufferer thick, almost tree-trunk like legs. Lipedema causes an abnormal build-up of diseased fat, particularly on the lower body. Women who suffer from this condition have large legs that take on a column-like shape. They often cause…

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At Which Of The Lipedema Stages Do Lobules Appear?

It surprises some individuals to discover that there are several stages of lipedema. Lipedema is a progressive condition that only worsens with time. Patients start at Stage One and progress through to Stage Four. The progression can take many years, but eventually, every lipedema sufferer will get worse over time. Doctors find it hard to…

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