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05/12/2020
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Announcing Office Hours & COVID-19 Update

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We miss you and can’t wait to see you again soon… We would like to take this opportunity to provide an update on how we will proceed with seeing patients.  First, it is important to understand that while St. Charles County has authorized the re-opening of most businesses, this is not a green light to go back to “business and usual” and disregard safety measures such as observing social distancing rules, staying six feet apart, wearing a mask, hand washing, and other safety protocols. Our plan is to resume patient

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05/11/2020
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At-Home Measures to Fight Lipedema Symptoms

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As you may have noticed, the healthcare industry has been turned upside down by the sudden onset of COVID-19. Several businesses that are deemed non-essential have temporarily closed their doors until further notice, while others are available only for emergency or essential procedures. This can include many places where you can seek relief for your lipedema symptoms. Fortunately, there a few at-home exercises and measures you can take to manage your symptoms of lipedema. Lipedema Exercises There a several different low impact exercises you can try at home to manage

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05/1/2020
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First-Hand Experiences of Lipedema & the Benefits of Treatment

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Still unsure if you have Lipedema? Worried about all the unknowns of seeking treatment? You’re not alone! Meet Cat, one of the numerous women with lipedema, Dr. Wright’s patient who travels from Austin, Texas to St. Louis to complete her five scheduled lipedema surgeries. Cat is a writer, a women’s health advocate, and has a passion for documenting her journey and helping other women through it. As long as she can remember, Cat has struggled with her weight. She was never considered an obese child or teen, was active in

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05/1/2020
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Real-Life Experience with Lymph Sparing Liposuction

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In this blog, Cat K shares her real-life experience with lymph sparing liposuction to treat her lipedema. When the Solution is More Painful Than the Problem My first Lipedema surgery was at the end of 2019. For weeks after, I did not open my laptop, except the occasional Netflix in bed. To say I was underprepared for the pain and disruption that came with this surgery does not do my folly justice. I was both overly confident and naive. Stubborn and headstrong. And ultimately, humbled and overcome. It stripped me of my

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05/1/2020
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Real Life Experience with Lipedema by Cat Karwick

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In this blog, a woman shares her very real experience finding out she has lipedema.   Lipedema Ruined and Saved This Fat Girl’s Life In my 30 years of life, or at least over the last ten years, my weight and chronic pain has left me at a loss. I’ve tried every crash diet that exists — Keto, HCG, Phentermine, low-fat & high-protein, intermittent fasting, and the Beyoncé detox of spicy lemon water. I’ve trained and ran half marathons, hired personal trainers, seen a nutritionist, and eventually, when my anxiety

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04/27/2020
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COVID-19 and Lipedema – What you Need to Know

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Dr. Wright and Karen Herbst discuss COVID19 and Lipedema. What would increase a women’s risk of developing COVID19?

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04/24/2020
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Specialized Liposuction Prevents Lipedema Progression

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Lipedema is an underdiagnosed condition that roughly impacts 16 million women in the United States each year. Symptoms of lipedema include the development of fat tissue and more extreme symptoms like aggressive pain and swollen skin. Lipedema can be identified by a disproportionate buildup of fat tissue in the lower half of the body. While there is no cure for lipedema, there are recommended treatment options that can help you alleviate some of these symptoms and prevent further lipedema progression. Specialized Liposuction Can Help You Most lipedema treatment options will

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04/20/2020
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Are Lipedema Patients at Increased Risk for COVID-19?

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The arrival of COVID-19 on the global health scene has put the vast majority of the population in a position where there seem to simply be more questions than answers. As this new strain has made its way across the planet, experts have been working hard to identify trends, put protective orders in place and ultimately, look for a cure for something that’s undeniably difficult to contain. It’s generally assumed that a little can go a long way in preventing the spread of COVID-19, but one of the most daunting

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04/15/2020
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A COVID-19 Update from Lipedema.net

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Learn more about how to protect yourself and others during this time of crisis!

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04/9/2020
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Dilated Blood and Lymphatic Microvessels, Angiogenesis, Increased Macrophages, and Adipocyte Hypertrophy in Lipedema Thigh Skin and Fat Tissue

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Dilated Blood and Lymphatic Microvessels, Angiogenesis, Increased Macrophages, and Adipocyte Hypertrophy in Lipedema Thigh Skin and Fat Tissue

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