Monday, November 21, 2022 – Episode 863

Monday, November 21, 2022 - Episode 863
By: Leslyn Keith, OTD, CLT-LANA

Does Lipedema Mimic Pregnancy?

  • (Correction: We previously reported another Samantha Connolly as the author of this article. The correct author is below.)
  • Today I’d like to tell you about a paper by Samantha Connolly.
  • Samantha Connolly is a physical therapist with a clinic in the seaside village of Spiddal in the West of Ireland.
  • She is a Neuromuscular Therapist and a Lymphatic therapist.
  • Frustrated by the lack of research linking lipedema with possible hormonal irregularities, Samantha spent a number of years reviewing the literature and wrote an article outlining possible hormonal influences in Lipedema.
  • It is her strong hope that this will spark further research in this area.
  • The paper is titled: Does lipoedema mimic pregnancy? and it was published in the journal Wounds International in 2022.
  • Several people, including Catherine Seo at the Lipedema Project, asked me to review this article, and I’m glad I did. I think you will find it very interesting.