Tag: Lipedema

June is National Lipedema Awareness Month

Lipedema (or Lipoedema as it is spelled in the European community) is a progressive chronic disease of fat tissue that affects more than 11% woman and less than 1% of men worldwide. This adipose tissue disorder is characterized by bilateral symmetrical swelling of the legs, thighs and hips.  While the upper torso usually remains the

Coping With Lipedema While Caregiving

I am back after a long and quite unexpected hiatus!!! To say the year 2020 was a year like none other is quite the understatement! Never would I have predicted all the twists and turns life took for my family and me. In this post I would like to offer an unique perspective on “Coping

13 Strategies for Improved Health and Weight Loss [Lipedema]

There are no miracle diets, pills or strategies for making unwanted weight disappear, nor to cure your chronic illnesses, such as Lipedema or Lipo-Lymphedema. Having said that, there are ways to dramatically improve your health in the areas of pain management, weight loss, and positive self-care. In my article I will outline 13 Strategies for

Morbidly Obese Weight Loss Story Update – 95 Pounds Down!

I can't believe I am actually saying this, but I have successfully lost over 70 more pounds these past eight months on my quest for better health!!!  I have never lost more than about 20 pounds before, and that was lymph fluid not fat.  While I still have more than 200 pounds more to go,

KEEP FIGHTING For Your Life!

To All My Lippy Sisters, Today I feel compelled to write this story to help others understand the true nature of this lipedema disease and the devastating effects in can have on someone’s life.  I know many of you can relate to all, if not most, of the aspects of this disease that diminish not