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Compression Garments for Lipedema

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Lipedema causes a buildup of subcutaneous fat tissue that will lead to swelling and pain. Living with these symptoms can be difficult and impact your everyday mobility. Swelling is a common symptom of lipedema which can be treated at every stage. The swelling and fluid buildup is primarily due to extracellular water that keeps building throughout the different stages of lipedema. A multidisciplinary approach is always recommended for those dealing with this condition. The most common forms of treatment may include lymphatic drainage along with medical grade compression. These types

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09/25/2019
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Dr. Wright Featured in Local News Story About Lipedema

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It can be a difficult journey searching for the answers for why symptoms of lipedema are occurring. Many physicians’ offices continue to refuse diagnosing lipedema, stating that the condition is just obesity and that diet and exercise can make it go away. This is an all too common story that occurs across the country every day. Fortunately, the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center is available for your diagnosis and multiple treatment options. NBC 5 recently ran a story about our very own Dr. Wright and his interactions with a current

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01/15/2019
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5 Lipedema Stages

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While Lipedema is a condition with little concrete information known about it, there are some details that medical professionals have determined. One of these details is that Lipedema is diagnosed across a variety of stages, with 5 different stages to be specific. These stages differentiate where across the body lipedema has developed. Here are the 5 lipedema stages: Type 1 The first type of Lipedema stages is found in the area around the buttocks. The appearance of Lipedema can be unsightly and show as a disproportionate buildup of fat tissue. Most

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10/10/2018
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Living With Lymphedema

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Worldwide Lymphedema is most commonly caused by infections. In the United States lymphedema is most commonly caused by cancer, surgery, infection, obesity and hereditary diseases in that order. You might have heard of lipedema, and it can also cause a secondary lymphedema can be that can be debilitating. Lymphedema is a chronic condition that is seen as swelling in the arms or legs and is caused by damage to lymphatic ducts or lymph nodes.  Once the injury occurs to the lymphatic system the resulting scarring creates a blockage that prevents

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10/10/2018
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Lipedema Prevention and Treatment Tips

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Rising concerns of lipedema have been reported across the nation, with recent research studies indicating that this condition impacts around 11% of all women worldwide. For the unaware, lipedema is a chronic condition where fat cells are abnormally built up in the thighs and legs; it primarily impacts women. The causes of lipedema are still unknown, with research suggesting that the onset occurs during or after puberty or other hormonal changes in the body. Most patients diagnosed with lipedema experience disproportionate fat accumulation in the lower body. Those diagnosed with

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09/13/2018
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Comparing the Top Lipedema Treatment

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We have seen a rise in cases of lipedema across the country in recent years. This debilitating condition can bring about unwanted side effects without a clear reason why. Similar to other medical conditions, there are a variety of treatment options available for those diagnosed with lipedema, from more conservative options that are designed to repel future fat buildup to more involved measures to remove the lipedema fat tissue. Let us take a look at the top lipedema treatment options currently available: Compression Stockings You have probably seen compression stockings

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06/20/2017
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Lipedema Awareness Month: Lipedma Treatment

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June is Lipedema Awareness Month, and we want to provide our readers with some important information about just what lipedema is and about lipedema treatment. What is Lipedema? Lipedema is a potential serious condition that affects that fatty tissues. It usually occurs in the legs; however, there are some cases where it does occur in the arms. The condition causes an accumulation of fatty tissues. Some of the characterizations of this disease include: • Usually exclusive to women • May be an inherited condition • Causes excess fat deposits with

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11/11/2016
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5 Ways to Deal with Pain from Lipedema

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Lipedema is a condition that causes fat to distribute in an irregular pattern beneath your skin, usually in the legs and buttocks. It is usually considered a cosmetic issue; however, it can cause pain and other problems. Symptoms of Lipedema The general symptom of lipedema, fat buildup, typically causes larger legs that are column like and usually have larger lower halves. They often are tender and can bruise easily. As lipedema progresses, the fat can build up and cause the lower body to grow heavier. Lipedema fat can also start

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09/23/2016
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All About the Various Stages of Lipedema

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  Lipedema is a condition where abnormal fat will accumulate in the lower trunk and legs. It is often mistakenly diagnosed as obesity or lymphedema. But all lipedema is not the same; lipedema can be categorized into five types, each of which transitions through four stages. Read on to learn more about the stages and types of lipedema! Stages of Lipedema Stage One —The skin in the affected area is smooth and soft. Swelling in the area may increase during the day, but will be alleviated with rest and elevation

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09/15/2016
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3 Signs You Have Lipedema

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Lipedema is a condition that affects nearly 11% of women. Lipedema causes the fat to become distributed in an asymmetrical way, just beneath the skin, and usually occurs in the legs and buttocks. While lipedema usually starts as purely a cosmetic issue, it can lead to pain and other problems. Lipedema is often mistaken for obesity or lymphedema. What Causes Lipedema? The true cause of lipedema is unknown, however, it is suspected that female hormones play a role, since the condition affects mainly women. Additionally, it starts and/or worsens at

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