Lympha Press is committed to telling the stories of patients with lipedema. We believe by sharing what these brave and resilient patients have learned as well as what leading medical professionals have discovered, many will be inspired to manage their condition and find hope in the process.
Many women are using the Lympha Press Optimal Plus and seeing great results like reduced pain, increased mobility, and in some cases, substantial reduction and even elimination of fat pads.
Best of all it’s so easy to use, as demonstrated by Lipedema Influencer @PaleGingerPear on Instagram. She is just one of the inspiring voices on our monthly Lipedema Patient Roundtables, which take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8 PM. Click below to register!
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."
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.
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.
How chemicals make you fat, managing "usable hours" in a day, pain, heart racing and hot flashes, effective breathing, life after surgery, and lots of encouragement are packed into this one-hour Lipedema Patient Roundtable.
LysaMarie knew something was different about her lower body, but remained undiagnosed for years. Gastric bypass, endless exercise - nothing helped. It was only when she started connecting on Instagram that she saw other bodies like her own, which eventually led to the medical treatment that helped her reclaim her life.