Lipedema sufferers are no stranger to achy joints, inflammation, digestion problems, fatigue and weight management issues. There’s a lengthy list of recommended supplements that many of us are prescribed to take like enzymes, selenium, probiotics and more. If you’re tired of taking 10 different pills a day, being super tired, having a mental fog, achy… Continue reading Sick of taking a ton of Lipedema supplements and feeling tired or foggy? Thrive with me!
I decided I wanted to “keep it 100” with my fellow lippy gals and share some of what I’ve been going through and what helps me climb my big legs up on that wagon again and again.
Hi FABulous Lippy Sisters! Well, 2017 is off to an amazing start! I’m so excited to share with you this special interview I was invited to give for JKODD Media’s newest series, A Model’s Life! In this 6 minute online reality series I talk about my experiences growing up with Lipedema, how I learned to… Continue reading Lip Lady FAB Crystal Willis Shares Her Lipedema Journey and Talks Plus Modeling on A MODEL’S LIFE by JKODD Media
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!
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.