Lipedema is a condition that affects about 11% of the population, mostly women, and of which not much has been written. The cause of lipedema is not well known, although there are suggestions that it may be hereditary. Once you’ve been given a diagnosis of lipedema, it’s a condition you will live with for the rest of your life because there is no cure.
The bad news is lipedema is extremely disfiguring, generally presenting as asymmetric, irregular buildup of fat, generally in the lower half of the patient’s body and especially in the thighs and/or buttocks. The good news is that although there is no cure for the disease, we can treat the symptoms and have had limited success with management of the condition, including natural treatment for lipedema that can be undertaken without surgery.
It should be no surprise that a healthy diet should be your first step in lipedema natural treatment methods, but just eating healthy in general may not have the best results. The RAD diet may be difficult to follow, but has been found to help in reducing the fat accumulation. Focusing on colorful fruits and vegetables—the more colorful the food, the higher and more varied doses of vitamins are involved—lean proteins (chicken, fish, beans, and eggs), whole grains, natural fats, and the occasional square of chocolate, good foods have been discovered to be helpful in reducing inflammation. Red meats, dairy, and high fat processed foods have been found to increase inflammation and should be avoided at all costs.
While most effective when used in tandem with liposuction, compression garments prescribed by your doctor do show positive results in the treatment of lipedema when worn 24 hours a day and changed frequently. As soon as you stop wearing the compression garments, the odds of the swelling returning run high.
Staying in your ideal health range with diet and exercise can pause the lipedema symptoms, but there will still be a noticeable difference in size between the upper and lower halves of your body. Wearing compression garments while exercising will also keep the swelling to a minimum.
But nothing seems to work, liposuctionis a procedure that has shown great promise for patients suffering from this disfiguring condition. Dr. Wright from the Laser Lipo and Vein Center is an expert on liposuction for lipedema and is the man to see for treatment of lipedema. Schedule a consultation today and start the journey to better health!