Lipedema Blog

What Is the Best Approach to Total Lipedema Care?

Total lipedema care requires a holistic approach to treating the condition. Treating the condition is paramount because no cure exists currently for lipedema. Even medical professionals often fail to diagnose it correctly in sufferers. Even when a medical professional diagnoses a patient correctly, the treatments they recommend are often not comprehensive enough. It’s vital to…

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What Is My Lipedema Life Expectancy?

Lipedema life expectancy is in line with that of the general population. Yet, for sufferers, living a long life isn’t the same thing as living a good quality of life. Lipedema is a chronic and progressive condition that only worsens over time. Its rate of progression can vary. However, eventually, sufferers will end up at…

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Five Key Questions You Should Ask Before Having Lipedema Surgery

If you’re planning to have lipedema surgery, you need to be sure you’ve made the right choice. To make sure you are making the right choice, you need to ask your cosmetic surgeon critical questions before you undergo your procedure. Your surgeon will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Here are five…

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How Can You Tell If You Have Lipedema In Your Teenage Years?

Are you looking for answers to the question, “how can you tell if you have lipedema in your teenage years?” When you’re looking for answers to teenage lipedema, there’s a good chance that you are a teenager yourself or have a teen that you’re concerned about. Some of the signs of lipedema can begin to…

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How To Treat Lipedema To Prevent Progression

Knowing how to treat lipedema is key to preventing its progression. Unfortunately, lipedema is a chronic condition and only worsens over time without appropriate treatment. For women with lipedema, exercising and dieting does little to get rid of their stubborn fat. Despite their best efforts, the fat will continue to accumulate as time goes on….

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Is Fat Embolism A Risk With Lipedema Treatment?

As medical technology has advanced, liposuction as a lipedema treatment is now safer than ever. Skilled surgeons can perform this procedure effectively and produce excellent results. In 2017, an article in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) described a patient suffering from a fat embolism, and the journal warned patients against having liposuction procedures. Therefore, should…

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Can Lipedema Be Treated In Women Over 60?

Lipedema is a painful and progressive fat-related condition that affects women of all ages. It can start as early as puberty or as late as menopause. Experts believe that one of the causes of lipedema are female hormonal fluctuations. The best treatment is liposuction. Liposuction is an excellent option for women with young, elastic skin….

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How Can I Control My Lipedema Symptoms?

Lipedema symptoms can be very distressing for sufferers. Not only does lipedema cause discomfort and pain, but lipedema sufferers can feel embarrassment and self-consciousness also. Women with lipedema often have low self-esteem and worry about their disproportionate appearance. They are reluctant to sunbathe, exercise, wear clothing that shows their legs or arms, and even socialize…

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When Do The Signs Of The First Of The Lipedema Stages Appear?

People with lipedema will progress through each of the four lipedema stages as the condition worsens. This progressive condition often begins with mild symptoms, which worsen significantly over the years without treatment. Unfortunately, the early signs of lipedema are sometimes difficult to spot. Many doctors misdiagnose patients with lipedema, telling them that they are obese…

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Do Doctors Know How To Treat Lipedema?

When someone gets their diagnosis of lipedema, they often ask first about how to treat it. Yet, often doctors fail to give patients the advice that they need. Unfortunately, lipedema is a condition that patients misunderstand. Even today, when more information about the condition is out there, many doctors still struggle to diagnose lipedema. Too…

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