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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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Liposuction for the Treatment of Lymphedema?

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Various surgical procedures for the treatment of lymphedema have been practiced for over a century and advancements in medical technologies have led to increased discussion of the role surgical treatment as an alternative or additional treatment option for a select group of patients affected by lymphedema. Recent research indicates that the surgical approach . . . → Read More: Liposuction for the Treatment of Lymphedema?

New Lipedema Documentary

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I wanted to make you aware of a new documentary on lipedema called “The Disease They call FAT”. This 52 minute documentary was directed and produced by Catherine Seo, PhDc, who is affected by lipedema as well. Click the link below to see a 10 minute preview of the documentary, which premiered on . . . → Read More: New Lipedema Documentary

Lipedema – Video and Information

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I would like to share with you an excellent video covering Lipedema.

Lipedema is a painful fat disorder and if left untreated can cause multiple secondary health problems, to include mobility issues and Lymphedema.  The quality of life, emotionally and physically, for individuals affected by Lipedema is often decreased due to the fact . . . → Read More: Lipedema – Video and Information

Differences between Lipedema and Lymphedema

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As outlined in a  previous entry, lipedema is a chronically progressive, symmetrical accumulation of fat in the subcutaneous tissue occurring almost exclusively in women. Primarily the lower extremities are affected, but lipedema may occur in combination with the upper extremities as well. Lipedema is characterized by symmetric enlargement of the limbs, combined with tenderness . . . → Read More: Differences between Lipedema and Lymphedema

New Publication on Lymphedema

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It is with great pleasure to announce that the third edition of the textbook “Lymphedema Management” is now published and available.

 

 

The first two editions authored by Joachim Zuther have enjoyed wide distribution, aiding thousands of practitioners and patients worldwide, and this new edition represents an exciting step forward for . . . → Read More: New Publication on Lymphedema

A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

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Lipedema is characterized by symmetric enlargement of the limbs, generally affecting the lower extremities extending from the hips to the ankles secondary to the deposition of fat; upper extremities are affected in 30% (1) of the cases.

Lipedema is not rare and not caused by a disorder of the lymphatic system, but is . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at Lipedema and the Effects on the Lymphatic System