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The Source for Lipedema Treatment Options
Lipedema is an often misunderstood disease that causes disproportionate fat accumulation
in the body, often in the legs and arms. Though this is a disease, it is often misdiagnosed
or written off as something else. Lipedema causes an increasing spectrum of symptoms, including
heaviness and pain in the affected limbs as the disease progresses. Due to the lack of awareness
surrounding this very real medical condition, many patients with lipedema do not get the proper
treatment and care they need. Dr. Wright is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema,
having helped thousands of patients overcome their symptoms.
Around the world and in the North America there are several different spellings
for lipedema. Some examples of common alternative spellings are: Lipoedema [British and
Canadian Spelling], lipodema which is an alternate English spelling, German spelling which
is also Lipödem.
It is crucial to visit your healthcare professional as soon as possible if you suspect that you might have lipedema. The sooner a diagnosis is given from your doctor, the more you will be able to control and monitor the progression of the disease.
Though the true cause of lipedema is currently unknown, there are a few ways to
combat this disease. Combined decongestive therapy (CDT) is often used to treat
lipedema. CDT involves a light massage therapy utilizing a pump and scoop motion towards
the heart to drain excess lymphatic fluid. Compression garments help to maintain the
results of CDT. Additionally, liposuction can be used to directly treat the deposits
of fat associated with lipedema.
If you think you might be suffering from lipedema, don’t wait to get treated.
Lipedema only gets worse the longer it is left untreated. Give Dr. Wright a call today
and schedule a consultation to see how he can help you overcome this disease
and get the body shape and confidence you deserve.