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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 disease. Lipedema Disease 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

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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
COVID-19

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
COVID-19

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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03/11/2020
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The Difference Between Normal Fat & Lipedema Fat

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When it comes to lipedema, there are plenty of unfortunate stories regarding individuals looking for a proper diagnosis who are told they are only obese. There is a clear difference between regular fat and lipedema body fat tissue that accumulates with lipedema that can be observed by the trained eye. Lipedema is associated with a buildup of subcutaneous adipose fat tissue; adipose tissue is used for long term energy storage. Our organs, such as the liver and kidneys, require fat tissue for proper metabolic functioning. Another form of adipose fat

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03/5/2020
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Body Vibration & Dry Brushing for Lipedema & Relieving the Symptoms

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While there is no permanent cure to treat lipedema, there are a variety of options you can utilize to manage its symptoms. Limb heaviness and tenderness are often caused by lymphatic congestion. Lymph drainage massage, compression garments, and pump therapy are effective and popular nonsurgical options to improve lymphatic congestion and its symptoms. Another great way to manage your lipedema symptoms is through body vibration and dry brushing for lipedema. These alternative options can help circulate the lymph fluids in your body and provide much needed relief. Take a look

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