What is Lipedema?
Lipedema is predominantly a female disorder and is believed to be hereditary in nature. Often mistaken for obesity millions of women go undiagnosed internationally. Lipedema is an adipose tissue disorder or a lipid metabolism disorder.
Lipedema Lifestyle Tips*
1 : Maintain a Healthy and balanced diet
Refined carbohydrates, junk food and sugars should be removed from the diet as without regular strenuous exercise they will only contribute to the fat accumulation problem. Eat lots of colourful fruits and vegetables and organic lean meats
Drink Lemon Water, Pineapple Juice and Grapefruit Juice to assist with fat elimination. Dandelion Tea is a good substitute for Coffee as more than 1 coffee a day can dehydrate you and cause more fluid retention.
2 : Supplements
Add kidney, thyroid and liver support supplements to your daily regime. Kelp, Ginger root, Dandelion, Milk Thistle and Tumeric are great elimination support supplements.
3 : Regular Exercise
Fluid retention is a common side effect of Lipedema. There is no need for costly gym memberships as gentle activity is all that is needed to help the lymphatic system to shift fluid retention and move liquefied fat. Walking, swimming and cycling will make a world of difference.
4 : Ultrasonic Fat Cavitation and Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The combination of Fat Cavitation and Lymphatic Drainage Massage is ideal for giving the Lipedema patient some much needed relief from pain and progress in preventing the condition from moving on to more extreme phases. Maree Andersen is a Brisbane skin specialist with 20 years experience in Lymphatic Drainage for weight loss and limb pain relief. With extensive knowledge in the functions of the skin, Maree educates her patients on the best preventative measures and homecare to alleviate this condition. The Lipedema treatment is best performed once or twice a week to see ongoing progress and results.
5 : Compression Garments
Compression garments have multi functional benefits for Lipedema patients. They give relief from pressure due to fluid retention, compress the tissues to reduce the circumference of the limb, increase lymphatic and blood circulation to eliminate fat & toxins, while some even have actives or Infra Red technology built in to use your body heat to condition & firm the skin whilst aiding in fat reduction.
You will need to visit a lipidologist to get a definitive diagnosis. Generally a lipedema patient is a woman who battles with larger hips and legs out of proportion to the rest of the body. Lipedema often appears in the upper arms as well. One of the symptoms of the disease is that lipedema adipose fat tissue is somewhat unresponsive to diet and exercise. Frustratingly diet and exercise will lead to weight loss in other areas of the body but have no effect on the size of the hips and legs, they remain disproportionately larger than the rest of the body.
Traditional treatment of Lipedema has been surgical liposuction and only a small percentage of skilled professionals specialize the this type of liposuction required for treatment of this disorder. Many patients need to travel overseas to be treated, which is a very costly exercise.
If caught early non surgical Lipedema treatment can be performed with Ultra Sound Fat Cavitation & Lymphatic Drainage Massage. When treated twice a week with Fat Cavitation & Lymphatic Drainage Massage the fat can be melted and dispersed into the lymphatic system for elimination. The result is a reduction in leg size, some destruction of the fat cells in the affected areas and manual massage aids the lymphatic system to perform it’s function of removing the melted fat.
*Results may vary from person to person.