Monday, January 8, 2024 – Episode 1276

Monday, January 8, 2024 - Episode 1276
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Lipedema Care Guidelines in the United States

  • Today, I’d like to discuss a publication led by Dr. Karen Herbst’s committee titled “Standard of Care for Lipedema in the United States.” This paper, published in the peer-reviewed journal Phlebology in May 2021, aims to establish a consensus on defining lipedema and creating a standardized care framework for the United States.
  • The committee’s objective was to formulate a unified description of lipedema, culminating in a consensus document outlining the Standard of Care for the country.
  • For women dealing with lipedema, this paper holds significance as it advocates for the adoption of this consensus as a basis for consistent treatment guidelines across the United States.
  • Additionally, there’s potential for the document to impact aspects such as insurance coverage and the allocation of government funds.