Living with Lipedema is extremely difficult to come to terms with. No matter which stage you’re currently suffering with, if you have some of the nastier symptoms such as pain, discomfort and swelling, it can be a lifelong battle to stabilise your symptoms.
Typical Lipedema symptoms include:
• Column shaped legs with no defined knees or ankles
• Swelling of the lower limbs, and sometimes arms
• General body shape is usually disproportionate
• There’s often a pad of fat just under and next to the knees and hips
• Feet or hands are not affected
• Pain in the joints, especially the knees
• Tenderness of the tissues
• Limbs will often bruise easily
• Fat nodules causing a lumpy texture to the skin similar to cellulite
• Affects females only
• Diet and exercise will not improve the affected areas
• There is often a family history of the condition
More and more women are opting for Lipedema liposuction procedures, such as WAL Liposuction, to halt the progression and alleviate their symptoms. However, I understand that surgery isn’t an option for everyone. It is very costly and a serious medical procedure that puts your body under strain and takes time to recover.
So if surgery isn’t an option for you, I’m sure you’re asking yourself: how can I cure Lipedema naturally? The answer probably isn’t what you want to hear. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Lipedema can’t be cured. Even women who have liposuction to remove their diseased Lipedema fat will never be ‘cured’. It just resets their body and stops progression, but it will still require a healthy lifestyle and conservative measures to maintain the results.
No, Lipedema can’t be cured naturally. But it definitely can be managed. There are various conservative measures you can incorporate into your daily routine to manage Lipedema symptoms and slow down the progression. I personally carry out all of the below and it has given me a new lease of life – less pain, swelling and discomfort!
Obviously, every case is different but why not try each one and monitor the results on your body. Who knows, it could give you some well needed relief from the draining day to day struggle of a women suffering with Lipedema:
Lifestyle changes: This may include maintaining a healthy anti-inflammatory diet and exercising regularly. Light exercises such as yoga, walking and swimming are great for Lipedema sufferers.
Compression therapy: This involves wearing compression garments such as stockings or bandages to help reduce swelling and improve lymphatic flow.
Physical therapy: Massages designed to improve lymphatic flow such as MLD (Manual Lymphatic Drainage) and body brushing. They are used by Lipedema sufferers worldwide and are said to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Vibration therapy: Low-frequency vibration therapy considerably improves the effectiveness of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) in patients with Lipedema. Benefits include pain reduction, improved lymphatics system and less swelling. Learn more about the benefits of using a vibration plate for Lipedema here.
Red light therapy: This helps reduce inflammation and stimulates healing, so it is said to relieve the pain and swelling caused by Lipedema.
If there’s anything else you’ve discovered that significantly helps reduce your Lipedema symptoms, please send me an email on email@example.com or comment below. I’m always open to new or interesting measures to help us lippy ladies lead as normal a life as possible
Disclaimer: My blogs talk about Lipedema, diet, surgery and much more. I’m talking from my point of view to help women, and remind them they are not alone. I am not a medical professional, so the content above is from my own perspective with research I have done into the topic. It’s not meant as medical advice, you should always consult your doctor or a specialist for both your diagnosis, and a treatment plan.