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Leslyn Keith


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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Lipedema and Inflammation

By | inflammation

Today, I will focus on a paper by Dr. Gabriele Faerber from Germany, which was published in February 2018 in the journal, Phlebology. The paper is called “Obesity and Chronic Inflammation in Phlebological and Lymphatic Diseases“. In this article, Dr. Faerber reviewed other papers related to this topic, and she…

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Lipedema Diagnosis and Treatment Updates

By | diagnosis

For today, I would like to tell you about an article written by Professor Wollina at the Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden in Germany. It was published in Dermatologic Therapy in 2019. The review article is titled “Lipedema—An update.” In this article, Prof. Wollina discusses some recent advances in lipedema diagnosis…

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Weight-loss Surgery and Lipedema

By | weight-loss surgery

For today I want to share an article entitled “Lipedema in patients after Bariatric Surgery” which was published in the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases in 2016. It’s a case study report from several surgeons at hospitals in New York, including Drs. John Bast, Leaque Ahmed, and Ryan…

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Lipedema as a Lymphatic Disorder

By | diagnosis

Dr Stanley Rockson’s Research Shows Platelet Factor 4 (PF4) is a Biomarker for Lymphatic-promoted Disorders Today, let’s talk about a research paper entitled “Platelet factor 4 is a biomarker for lymphatic-promoted disorders” and how much it has helped further knowledge on the diagnosis of lipedema. This was published in JCI…

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Water Exercise and Lipedema

By | diet & exercise

Perhaps the most effective, and consequently the most enjoyable exercise that targets the lymphatics and symptoms of lipedema is movement that is performed in the water. This gentle, non-impact type of exercise is especially useful for someone who may be deconditioned, in pain, or have reduced mobility, as may be…

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Lipedema and Mental Health

By | weight stigma

Today, I’m going to focus on an incredibly important issue in the lipedema community – mental health. I will focus on a study by Joanna Dudek and colleagues from Poland published in the journal Psychology, Health & Medicine in 2018. The title of the paper is “Depression and appearance-related distress…

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How You Can Increase Lipedema Awareness

By | Lipedema awareness

Today, I’m going to talk about the International Lymphatic Disease and Lymphedema Patient Registry & Biorepository. It is a crucial vehicle for research and increasing awareness about lymphedema and lipedema. The information I’ll cover in this post has been taken directly from the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) website….

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