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At Which Of The Lipedema Stages Is The Condition Diagnosed?
By Dr. Thomas Su | April 14, 2024
There are several lipedema stages that a sufferer will inevitably progress through if they have this poorly understood condition. Outcomes are better for sufferers when they receive a diagnosis as early as possible. Unfortunately, early-stage lipedema is hard to spot. For this reason, many sufferers don’t receive a diagnosis until the disease has progressed.  The Stages of Lipedema […]
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Increasing Lipedema Awareness – How Many Women Could Be Affected?
By Dr. Thomas Su | April 14, 2024
Although lipedema awareness is growing year-on-year, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about this condition. Even medical professionals still lack understanding of the nature of this condition and how to treat it. The scale of the problem is also generally underestimated. Unfortunately, there are still many sufferers who remain unaware that they have lipedema. Those […]
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What Age Does Lipedema Start?
By Dr. Thomas Su | April 14, 2024
Lipedema can start at any time in a sufferer’s life. However, times of hormonal change usually signal the start of the symptoms. Often, the first signs of the condition appear during puberty. In other sufferers, symptoms will not appear until pregnancy or even until menopause. There is no way to predict when any individual will […]
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Is Lipedema A Thyroid Issue?
By Dr. Thomas Su | April 14, 2024
Both lipedema and thyroid conditions can affect your weight, shape, and size. Not only that, but it’s been proven in recent studies that many lipedema sufferers also have hypothyroidism. However, there is no evidence that the cause of lipedema relates to the thyroid gland. The hallmark of lipedema is abnormal fatty deposits. Thyroid problems, on […]
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Are Saddlebags Lipedema?
By Dr. Thomas Su | April 14, 2024
While saddlebags can be a symptom of lipedema, not everyone with saddlebags is a sufferer. Lipedema is a medical condition characterized by abnormal build-up of fat across the lower body. Saddlebags may develop as part of this condition since the outer thigh area is often affected by lipedema. Nevertheless, some people have saddlebags due to obesity. It is important to […]
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Can People With Lipedema Be Skinny?
By Dr. Thomas Su | April 14, 2024
Many adults believe that people with lipedema cannot be skinny. However, that is a common misconception. Lipedema and obesity are not the same thing. Lipedema can affect people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. While some lipedema sufferers are also obese, obesity and lipedema are two separate conditions. Lipedema can equally affect extremely slim people. […]
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Will I Have Swelling After Calf Liposuction?
By Dr. Thomas Su | April 14, 2024
Calf liposuction is an effective solution for women who desire slim and attractive lower legs. However, knowing what to expect after this surgery is crucial. Swelling is a normal side-effect of any kind of surgery, but it will eventually subside. Once it does, you’re sure to love your legs’ trim new look. There are several things you can use to reduce your calf swelling and accelerate the healing process, too.  […]
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Will I Need to Wear Lipedema Compression Garments After Surgery?
By Dr. Thomas Su | August 19, 2023
Patients with lipedema usually wear lipedema compression garments as part of their everyday wardrobe. Indeed, compression is a critical component of conservative lipedema treatment methods. As conservative treatments are time-consuming and only produce temporary relief, more patients are undergoing surgery. Liposuction represents a longer-lasting and life-improving treatment for this poorly understood disease. But can you […]
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What Can a Lipedema Surgeon Do to Help Patients?
By Dr. Thomas Su | August 19, 2023
Finding a skilled and experienced lipedema surgeon is crucial if you believe you have lipedema. Many doctors remain unaware of this surprisingly common fat-related condition. Often, even those who are aware lipedema cannot spot the critical symptoms. As a result, it’s challenging to receive a diagnosis and even harder to get effective treatment. Lipedema surgeons […]
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A Lipedema Awareness Month Guide to Treatments
By Dr. Thomas Su | August 19, 2023
Lipedema Awareness Month occurs every June. People with lipedema and doctors that treat them hope to increase understanding and knowledge of this disease. Unfortunately, many people, including medical professionals, still fail to recognize its symptoms. Millions of people, mostly women, around the world suffer from lipedema. Yet very doctors can spot the signs of this […]
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