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From the physical pain of living with lipedema to the emotional pain of being objectified for their size, conversation at the July Lipedema Patient Roundtable seemed to cover it all. Drs. Karen Herbst and Lindy McHutchison were also there to answer questions about collagen supplements, hypermobility, and whether or not lipedema fat weighs more than regular fat.

Kelly Maynard joined the panel to talk about her amazing results using the Lympha Press Optimal Plus for her lipedema. After two months of consistent use with the pantsuit and jacket, she’s lost 32 inches of fluid, her fibrosis has softened, and she’s in a lot less pain.

Our lipedema panelists talked about the importance of finding a treatment routine that works for you, and the different ways they incorporate treatment and movement into their daily lives: Cara likes to work on her laptop while pumping, Angelique goes bowling with her mother, and Pattie uses a stationary bike at home.

“You may have to alter some of your plans in life, but that doesn’t mean you have to alter who you are,” reminds Kelly. “Give yourself grace and do the best you can for right now, for today. Lots of love for yourself.”

Lots of love and a special thank-you to our panelists:
– Pattie Cornute (@LipedemaFitness)
– Siouxie Boshoff (@Lipedema.Living)
– Cheryl Scoledge (@LipedemaDiva)
– Kelly Maynard
– Angelique Charles (@thelippybutterfly)
– Cara Cruz (@palegingerpear)
– Dr. Karen Herbst (@drkarenherbst)
– Dr. Lindy McHutchison (@carolinaveincenter)

The Lipedema Patient Roundtables are brought to you by Lympha Press, makers of the Optimal Plus. The Optimal Plus is the first pneumatic compression device cleared for the treatment of lipedema in the United States. Find out more by visiting www.lymphapress.com.

July 26, 2021

Lipedema Patient Roundtable – July 2021

From the physical pain of living with lipedema to the emotional pain of being objectified for their size, conversation at the July Lipedema Patient Roundtable seemed to cover it all.
July 19, 2021

Optimal Results for Lipedema with Lympha Press: Catching up With Kelly Maynard

Kelly Maynard offers insights into why lipedema patients should address their full body, how her upper extremities have changed, and that the "constant ache" she used to live with is now gone.
July 2, 2021

Treating Pain, Fibrosis, and Swelling with Lympha Press

Lipedema symptoms of pain and swelling, as well as progressive fibrotic changes, can be managed. We’ll discuss clinical evidence for conservative treatment of lipedema, and how Lympha Press® pneumatic compression therapy systems can be used as part of a comprehensive home treatment plan.
June 25, 2021

Comprehensive Treatment for Lipedema: What You Can Do

What can you do to make life better for yourself with lipedema and lymphedema? Watch this amazing webinar featuring Catherine Seo and Dr. Leslyn Keith to learn how to combine the conservative with the creative to enhance your own care.
June 21, 2021

The Lipedema Roundtable – June 2021

The June Lipedema Patient Roundtable was a special one: Not only was it Lipedema Awareness Month, but also the one-year anniversary of the Lipedema Patient Roundtables!
June 16, 2021

I Just Wanted To Help: An Interview with Dr. Omar Beidas

In this insightful interview, Dr. Beidas discusses the particular challenges of lipedema surgery, what to look for when considering surgery, the importance of the newly released Standard of Care, and his plans for a groundbreaking lipedema clinic.
June 14, 2021

Mind, Body & The Matrix – The Role of Pumps and Other Therapies for Lipedema

Dr. Herbst explores the mind/body connection and how stress affects the extracellular matrix, which is the support system to all body functions. The role of inflammation and recommendations on how lipedema patients can reduce stress are also reviewed.
June 2, 2021

Decide How Much Living You Want to Do: The Blanche Pepitone Interview

Diagnosed with lymphedema as a baby, Blanche Pepitone had her first surgery at 18 months old. Her parents and siblings raised her to live life fully, regardless of her condition, and that has been Blanche's lifelong credo: "You've got to decide how much living you want to do and do what it takes to live that life."
May 27, 2021

Lipedema Patient Roundtable – May 2021

The May Lipedema Patient Roundtable featured a wide range of topics, including venous ultrasounds and the vein connection to lipedema, the differences between lipedema fat and non-lipedema fat, obesogens and toxins that impact our overall health, and the signs of Ehlers-Danlos.
May 14, 2021

Legs Like Mine: The Susan O’Hara Interview

Lap band surgery resulted in the loss of 171 pounds, but why were her calves still 26 inches each? After the successful weight loss, walking 14 miles a day, and eating a very restrictive diet, she concluded: "This was not just metabolic obesity." Her knees were dislocating 7 - 8 times a day. The social lymphedema communities were a tremendous help to Susan - and then she discovered lipedema.