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Leslyn Keith

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Cryotherapy and Lipedema

By | lipedema treatment

Today I wanted to discuss the article entitled “Is Cryotherapy Appropriate in Lipedema?” It’s written by Dr. Ayla Clark, a naturopath practicing in the northeast of the US, and she posted this on her website.  This article discusses cryotherapy and explains how it could be beneficial for managing lipedema and…

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Lymphatic Impairment and Lipedema

By | research

Could there perhaps be any edema with Lipedema? Some experts question whether or not the lymphatic system is impaired in women with lipedema. Today, I will tell you about a study entitled “Uncovering Lymphatic Transport Abnormalities in Patients with Primary Lipedema” which was done by Daniel Gould and colleagues at…

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Management of Swelling With a Ketogenic Diet

By | research

For today, I would like to tell you about a research paper by a group in Belgium led by Melissa Garcia-Caballero. The paper is entitled “Role and therapeutic potential of dietary ketone bodies in lymph vessel growth”. This research was published in the July 2019 issue of the journal, Nature…

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Lipedema and Ketogenic Diet

By | ketogenic diet

I would like to present to you a paper called A PRDM16-Driven Metabolic Signal from Adipocytes Regulates Precursor Cell Fat for today.  Although the title and paper are very technical, it is about research that may have important implications for the treatment of lipedema.  The paper was published in Cell…

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Pain in Lipedema: Causes and Management

By | ketogenic diet

Let’s explore a paper called Cause and Management of Lipedema-Associated Pain by a group of physicians, including Dr. Uwe Wollina, at a teaching hospital in Dresden, Germany today. This article was published in the medical journal Dermatologic Therapy in the January/February issue in 2021.   This review article discusses the pain…

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Lipedema Diagnosis & Ultrasound

By | diagnosis

Today I’d like to focus on research performed by a group of physicians in São Paulo, Brazil, including Drs. Amato, Saucedo, Santos, and Benitti. Their paper is titled “Ultrasound criteria for lipedema diagnosis” and it was published in the medical journal Phlebology in the April 2021 issue.  This study aimed…

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New Way of Screening for Lipedema

By | diagnosis

Today, I’d like to tell you about a study conducted by a group of physicians in São Paulo, Brazil that looked at developing a new way of screening for lipedema. Their article, “Development of a Questionnaire and Screening Model for Lipedema”, was published in the Journal Vascular Brasileiro in December…

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Lipedema and Liposuction

By | liposuction for lipedema

Today’s blog will summarize a paper by Anne Williams published in the Journal of Lymphoedema in 2019. The title of the paper is “A Review of the Literature Relating to Liposuction in Women with Lipoedema and Dercum’s Disease.” (Note that “lipoedema” is an alternative spelling of lipedema.) Results The author…

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