Written By: Asmaa Hammad, Guest Contributor Lipedema is a fat disorder, distributed in an irregular way beneath the skin, which affects the hips and the legs, but usually the feet are spared. In the later stages, lipedema affects the upper arms and can lead to immobility and secondary lymphedema. When one gets a diagnosis, they may feel angry, depressed,… Continue reading Why Are My Legs So Fat? The Top 5 Lipedema Websites
Today is my first day using my new Flexitouch pneumatic compression pump therapy device at home to treat the secondary Lymphedema I acquired from stage three Lipedema. What conservative therapies have you tried for treating your swelling from Lipedema or Lymphedema? Were you able to get your insurance to cover part of the cost?
Despite the fact that Lipedema fat doesn’t respond to traditional weight loss methods, it is possible to achieve better fitness level and lose some weight in the process. Those suffering from Lipedema can control their symptoms, manage inflammation, and lose some weight in the process. Dieting and exercise helps to control and manage the progression of Lipedema, so weight management is critical to keeping the disease in check. Of course, tumescent liposuction is the best treatment for painful Lipedema fat removal, but what if surgery is not an option for you at the moment? This article will go through the ten best Fitness Tips to Lose Weight with Lipedema, as well as pain management tips to help you get started toward a healthier, more active life!
Originally posted on Cheyenne's Lipedema Journey:
I will be attending “Living with Lipedema and Dealing with Dercum’s” April 8-10, 2016 at the Marriott St. Louis Airport hotel in St. Louis, MO. Keynote speaker is world renowned Fat Disorder expert, Karen L. Herbst, MD, PhD. Topics to include surgical and non-surgical treatment options in managing both…
If you take anything away from this, know that the first step is the biggest, set small attainable goals to get yourself started and feeling victorious, and most of all, never, ever, ever, give up!! The Lipedema race is not given to the swift….it’s given to those ladies who are determined not to take no, you can’t lose weight” for an answer.
Marie Claire Magazine describes the challenges faced when trying to lose weight, seeking a Lipedema diagnosis, and the struggle of managing and treating the condition. I share my story with over 1 million print subscribers and countless women online (the site will publish the article online soon). I hope women who identify with our stories are able to seek out the support and treatment they need, and can gain hope from my successes in managing my Lipedema.
I’m so grateful that so many women have checked out my blog. I just want to say thank you to all my followers and visitors! You all have inspired me to continue sharing my journey, and everyday you remind me that I am not alone. Suffering in physical and psychological pain from Lipedema for so many years without a diagnosis left me feeling isolated, like so many of you have told me you felt. Now, we have each other. LipLadyFAB.com statistics are proof of that!
Dr. David Amron, renowned lipedema surgeon of Beverly Hills, Calif, brings to light the struggle of living with this often-misdiagnosed disease called lipedema. Join him and his patients as they take you through their emotional journey, from diagnosis to recovery, of living with lipedema and how Dr. Amron’s treatment changed their lives for the better. With June marking Lipedema Awareness Month, Dr. Amron and his patients hope to shine #LightOnLipedema and educate the public on this disease.
Get Social With Lip Lady FAB on June 15 and post your FABulous photos to win FREE Benefit Cosmetics! Also, see behind the scenes pics from my recent on-camera interview at Dr. David Amron’s home!
Lip Lady FAB hosts Los Angeles Lipedema Ladies So Cal Brunch! You’re invited to join us on May 3, 2015 in Marina Del Rey if you’d like to learn more about Lipedema or meet other ladies! Please register by May 1st at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lip-ladies-so-cal-brunch-hosted-by-lip-lady-c-crystal-blount-tickets-6679978997