June is Lipedema (Lipoedema in UK/AUS) Awareness Month so I thought I’d post some helpful information and resources. I recently found many of these pages and Facebook groups and finally feel like I belong, there ARE others out there who understand.
WebMD (we’re FINALLY on WebMD) describes Lipedema as a condition that affects up to 11% of women. It occurs when fat is deposited abnormally beneath the skin, usually in the buttocks and legs. Although it begins as a cosmetic concern, it can progress to cause pain and other problems.
Dr. Karen Herbst for Cure Lipedema Awareness PSA
Here are some informative websites/links:
Cure Lipedema - http://www.curelipedema.org/
Lipedema Simplified - http://www.lipedema-simplified.org/
Lipoedema UK - http://www.lipoedemaladies.com/
Dr. Herbst’s website - http://www.lipomadoc.org/lipedema.html
Fat Disorders Research Society - http://www.fatdisorders.org/follow-up-to-living-life-with-lipedema/
Fellow Lipedema Bloggers:
Big Leg Woman - http://www.biglegwoman.com/
Living with the Lip - http://lipedemagirl.tumblr.com/
Molly Peterson - http://www.mollympeterson.com/2012/11/i-have-lipedema/
Born2lbFat Living with Lipedema posts - http://born2lbfat.com/?cat=90
Do you have a Lipedema/Lipoedema website or blog to recommend? Please share it in the comments section. I will update this post with suggestions!