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Lipedema Blog

04/2/2021
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How Quickly Does Lipedema Progress?

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There’s nothing more frustrating than sticking closely to an exercise routine and never deviating from a diet without any results to show for it. While some may attribute this scenario to a subpar attempt at fighting fat, for many, there is an underlying medical reason that weight isn’t being lost despite a concentrated effort. When diet and exercise aren’t doing the trick and in some cases, weight continues to accumulate over time, it’s time to look more closely at what could be causing this to happen. Nearly 17-million women in

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03/1/2021
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Life After Lipedema Surgery

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Hi everyone – it’s Cat again! If you haven’t read my story or seen any of my videos before, I’m a long-time patient of Dr. Wright and am working towards completing a total of five Lipedema liposuction surgeries with him. I’ve put together some helpful tips and a bit about my story, and you can find all my videos on Dr. Wrights YouTube channel. At the end of February, I hit the one-year mark since undergoing my second Lipedema surgery. My initial goal was to get all five surgeries completed

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02/3/2021
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4 Reasons BMI is Dangerously Flawed

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Getting an initial Lipedema diagnosis is a challenge for many women suffering from it. In fact, an overwhelming majority of patients seeking treatment are well into their forties, fifties, sixties, or later in age, simply because they had never heard of lipedema or been diagnosed with it. After decades of being diagnosed with a high Body Mass Index (BMI) followed by a general obesity diagnosis or misdiagnosed as lymphedema, some of these women with lipedema sought alternate explanations for their pain, discomfort, and unsuccessful weight loss, despite regular diet, exercise,

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01/11/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About Lipedema, from 1 Lippy Lady to Another

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Hello to everybody! My name is Cat, and I’m a patient of Dr. Wrights, and a writer and content creation in the Women’s Health space. Dr. Wright and I work closely together, and I’ve put together some helpful information to give you the high points of the Lipedema treatment journey. Everything You Need To Know About Lipedema, from 1 Lippy Lady to Another For the first 29 years of my life, I walked through the world with the bitter understanding that I would never have a body I could be

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12/6/2020
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Battling Your Lipedema Insurance Coverage? You’re Not Alone.

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When it comes to Lipedema Insurance Coverage and reimbursements, there truly is no black-and-white procedure or practice for getting the healthcare you need and deserve. It’s common for patients to assume their health insurance provider will fulfill their obligation to cover important claims, especially when dealing with vital or preventative healthcare treatments. But sadly, this reality becomes a nightmare for many women seeking life-changing treatment for their lifetime suffering from Lipedema.  What is Lipedema?  Lipedema is a subcutaneous fat disorder that primarily affects the extremities (legs, arms). Its progression is

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09/30/2020
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5 Ways to Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

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As Maya Angelou put it, “I’m interested in women’s health because I’m a woman. I’d be a darn fool not to be on my own side.” This National Women’s Health and Fitness Day was developed and is hosted every year by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, with a focus on how important regular physical activity and awareness of our personal health is. While you can check out hundreds of resources and tips for women’s health and fitness on the USDA website here, we’ve put together 5

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09/10/2020
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Is Lymph Sparing Liposuction Right For Your Lipedema?

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An estimated 17-million women in the U.S. and nearly 370 million women across the globe suffer from a condition known as Lipedema. What is regularly associated with rapid and uncontrollable weight gain in its initial stages can quickly spiral out of control if left undiagnosed. Lipedema is a disease that leads to the excessive buildup of fat cells, primarily in the arms and legs. Going far beyond the appearance of extra pounds, those who suffer from Lipedema often have large pockets of fat on their limbs that appear disproportionate in

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08/31/2020
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Can You Improve Your Symptoms of Lipedema Through Deep Breathing?

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If you are dealing with the symptoms of lipedema, you may notice relief when you perform simple exercises such as deep breathing on a regular basis. The lymphatic fluid in our bodies does not circulate on its own with a “pump” such as our blood does through the circulatory system. Instead, our lymph flow can achieve a greater balance when we stimulate our muscles and joints with soft activities. Deep breathing is one such activity that can offer benefits, including decongestion in the lymphatic system. What Are Deep Breathing Exercises?

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08/30/2020
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Compression Therapy for Cellulitis Prevention

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Chronic swelling (also referred to as “edema”) in the legs is a risk factor for eventually developing cellulitis. A recent study showed that swelling of the legs from any cause leads to an increased risk for leg skin infections or cellulitis. For women suffering from Lipedema, this can add insult to injury in an already debilitating disease accompanied by sensitive and easily bruised skin. If left untreated, cellulitis can move into the lymph nodes and bloodstream and require more serious medical treatment. Symptoms of cellulitis may include the following: Red

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08/21/2020
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Biomarkers of Lymphatic Malfunction: PF4 & Lipedema

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  Lipedema is a subcutaneous fat disorder that primarily affects the extremities, and often affects lymphatic circulation. Until now, there have been no biomarkers or available for a conclusive diagnosis. Lipedema is thought to affect at least 11% of the female population worldwide. It is inherited in 60% of women, likely through genes affecting microvessels resulting in excess fluid bound to glycosaminoglycans in the interstitial space. Because lipedema is consistently associated with functional alterations of the lymphatic vasculature, it is frequently misdiagnosed as obesity or lymphedema, and molecular mechanisms of

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