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Quote of the night: “Pain is an indicator. Don’t ignore it.” January’s Lipedema Patient Roundtable featured a special guest appearance by Dr. Melissa Gallagher, who addressed knee pain associated with lipedema. Questions like “What’s the best sleeping position?” “How about supplements?” “Can kinesio taping or red light therapy help?” were answered by the medical professionals on hand, with our patient panelists sharing their own experiences with joint pain, buying good shoes, and flat feet (among other things).

The Lippy Butterfly, Angelique Charles, talked about the importance of self-care (and creating “date night – with YOURSELF.”) From migraines to collagen, and of course, the benefits of Lympha Press pneumatic compression, this episode is rich with so much good information, you’ll want to take notes.

The Lipedema Patient Roundtables are held every third Wednesday of the month and brought to you by Lympha Press, makers of the Optimal Plus. The Optimal Plus was specifically designed for lipedema patients, who report results that include reduced pain and increased mobility. Lipolymphedema patients benefit from the movement of lymph that Optimal Plus therapy provides, and often experience reduction in size. Find out more by visiting www.lymphapress.com.

January 27, 2022

Lipedema Patient Roundtable: January 2022

January's Lipedema Patient Roundtable featured a special guest appearance by Dr. Melissa Gallagher, who addressed knee pain associated with lipedema.
December 24, 2021

The Lipedema Patient Roundtable – December 2021

It can be the most stressful time of the year, but the women of the Lipedema Patient Roundtable are facing the seasonal challenges with healthy doses of fun.
November 19, 2021

Case Studies and Insights into Lipedema and Dercum’s Disease — Dr. Emily Iker

This fascinating presentation highlights case studies and photos of patients with lipedema as well as those with Dercum's Disease. The unique markers of lipedema are revealed along with the results of an ultrasound study before and after Lympha Press therapy.
November 19, 2021

The Lipedema Patient Roundtable — November 2021

"Thank you for being a friend..." The Lipedema Patient Roundtable was a cornucopia of warmth and gratitude this month in celebration of Friendsgiving. We pulled up some extra chairs to the virtual table as our panelists each brought a special friend along to talk about life, lipedema, and friendship.
October 27, 2021

The Lipedema Patient Roundtable — October 2021

"Lip"-or-Treat! Panelists and attendees had a hauntingly good time at the Halloween-themed October Lipedema Patient Roundtable, complete with creative costumes and heartfelt conversations.
October 6, 2021

The Lipedema Foundation: Guy Eakin, Chief Science Officer

The Lipedema Foundation is a groundbreaking organization devoted to the lipedema community in meaningful ways. Chief Science Officer Guy Eakin talks about the Foundation's history, mission, and registry, which is key to the organization's goal of funding research that can lead to a cure.
September 20, 2021

Lipedema Patient Roundtable — September 2021

Does lipedema affect fertility? How about the ability to sweat? And why does lipedema light up on airport scanners? These are just some of the questions that popped up during the September Lipedema Patient Roundtable for our panel of patients and medical professionals.
August 22, 2021

It Had a Name: The Amy Vasquez Interview

To learn that the condition that had plagued her for decades had a name was a relief for Amy Vasquez. For years she heard "calories in, calories out" and was even accused by medical professionals of eating more than she admitted to. She saw similar, big thighs among her family members and thought there wasn't anything that could be done to manage the symptoms, which had spiked at puberty.
August 20, 2021

Lipedema Patient Roundtable – August 2021

Living with lipedema can be painful. But one of the beautiful things about living with lipedema is the community and the wealth of information and support it offers. A big theme during the August Roundtable was pain relief, with panelists and attendees discussing everything from cold laser therapy and far-infrared light therapy to flotation tanks and medicinal marijuana.
August 1, 2021

@LippyLeggedMomma: The Amber Grainger Interview

Thanks to a post on Instagram, Amber Grainger realized she had lipedema and was fortunate enough to connect with Dr. Lindy McHutchison of Carolina Vein Center. For the first time, Amber felt validated.