Friday, July 31, 2020 – Episode 021

Friday, July 31, 2020 - Episode 021
By: Raeann Sparks, BFA, BEd

Lipedema and Hyperinsulinemia

  • Hyperinsulinemia is normally seen in all women in puberty, pregnancy, stress, surgery, illness, injury, perimenopause, and menopause. 
  • Some women report gaining up to 100 lbs in response to these life events and challenges.
  • For women with lipedema who are making more insulin than normal, these times in life can cause even more hyperinsulinemia. This may be assisting with rapid weight gain, and a large increase in lipedema fat experienced at these times.
  • If you have lipedema, you may want to ask your doctor about trying the ketogenic way of eating to lower your insulin levels and improve your metabolic health.