If you struggle with fat, especially disproportionately distributed on your thighs, butt, hips, maybe upper arms, and you've efforted to reduce to no avail, you might have a fat disorder called lipedema (lipoedema in Europe). This site is dedicated to raising awareness and offering education about this little-known and generally misdiagnosed disease. We hope you find answers here.
I'm Catherine Seo, PhD. I founded Lipedema Simplifed LLC in 2013 to try and find answers. It's been an amazing and miraculous journey that I am profoundly grateful for. This website includes my personal journey and discovery with lipedema...
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I'm Lisa Duerre, CEO of RLD Group & Leadership Development expert. I partnered with Catherine and Lipedema Simplified in 2023 to raise awareness and support those with lipedema. I share my own journey of discovering that I have been living with this disease, and highlight others on Ctrl+Alt+Delete with Lisa Duerre™ Podcast.
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...and trying to piece together a complex puzzle.
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. . . and sharing treatment, resources and research . . .
. . . and connecting.
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