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Lipedema Blog

06/28/2019
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New Lawsuit Against Denying Coverage for Lipedema Treatment

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If you do a simple online search you can find plenty of cases where new treatment for Lipedema has been denied to potential patients. Lipedema can be extremely difficult to diagnose when you do not have a trusted physician to assist you. Recently, a new lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County on May 16th by law firm Gianelli & Morris. The lawsuit was filed against Kaiser Foundation Health due to an alleged breach of contract by refusing to cover a surgical treatment for lipedema. Allegations Filed The plaintiff was

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03/20/2019
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Lipedema – A Devastating Disease too Often Overlooked

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An excerpt by Dr. Thomas Wright for the Vein Magazine discussing lipedema and its diagnosis. 

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04/9/2018
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FDRS Press Release

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Dr. Wright will be speaking at the Fat Disorders Research Society Convention on April 28th, 2018 at the Double Tree Dallas, where he will shed light on various elements of Lipedema Disease. Difficulties in diagnosing the disorder, effects and causes of it, and the most cutting-edge treatments available today will all be discussed. As a board-certified physician and specialist in Lymphatic and Venous Medicine and the industry leader in treating Lipedema Disease, Dr. Wright is sure to provide a valuable perspective at this great event. Lipedema is a type of

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02/14/2018
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Project: Genetic Risk Factors and Corresponding Mechanisms Underlying Lipedema

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  Lipedema is a painful and debilitating condition affecting approximately 10% of adult women. It is characterized by excessive and painful fat in gynoid areas (buttocks, hips, legs) and a relatively small waist circumference. By capitalizing on multiple complementary studies, we seek to robustly identify genetic risk factors for lipedema and follow-up on specific loci by measuring gene expression levels in affected and unaffected fat tissue. By identifying the genes that cause lipedema, we can identify physiological mechanisms that may be therapeutically acted upon, and potentially make predictions of an

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08/12/2017
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Column: The ‘Disease They Call Fat’ Misunderstood, Misdiagnosed

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Koehrer is indeed struggling with extra weight. The additional pounds the 74-year-old Montgomery woman carries in her legs, thighs and midsection, however, are not the result of poor lifestyle choices but rather an incurable and chronically progressive disease that causes painful accumulations of fat which will not respond to diet or exercise. Read More  

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07/6/2017
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Mikel Ruffinelli Woman With The Largest Hip In The World

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Mikel Ruffinelli is a woman born 43 years ago, at first she was a normal woman like most women, has a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 180 pounds. But it changed drastically when she gave birth to her first child, her weight increased 56 pounds, and strangely again the weight gain is only happening on her hips alone, then more and more often have a child for some reason hipik Mikel increasingly enlarged. And after giving birth to her fourth child the width of this woman’s waist

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07/5/2017
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Living With Lipedema

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After receiving the diagnosis of Lipedema, all heads turn to the Internet for the glory answers of what, how, and the why. And of course, who else? You view minimal reporting from doctors and remind yourself, “That’s probably why my family doctor thought I had painful cellulite.” Yes, you are shocked, and agree to never return to a doctor who believes in such falseness. By the way, we did our research and indeed, there is no such thing as painful cellulite. Read More  

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07/2/2017
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Kim Kardashian Does Not Have Lipedema

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As a physician who diagnoses and treats lipedema, I was very concerned and disappointed in the misunderstandings and incorrect information put forward in recent National Enquirer magazine story, “Kim’s bubble butt is going to Burst”. Not only does this article’s highly exaggerated title reflect a clickbait falsehood rooted in myth and misinformation, the many claims made by the article are also completely false and highly irresponsible. Read More   Lipedema Causing Limbs to Explode! I saw the articles about Kim Kardashian having lipedema, what I didn’t see was that the

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