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Praise for Lipedema Treatment Guide

Steven Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI, Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center calls the Lipedema Treatment Guide “incredibly well-written and informative” and has added it to his patient lipedema handout.

Jacqui Beutel teaches Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy courses in Australia and New Zealand and gives copies of the Lipedema Treatment Guide to her students.



Lipedema Treatment Guide

To buy the book on Amazon, please click or tap here.


Welcome to the Lipedema Treatment Guide! This website is for people who are searching for lipedema treatment ideas and answers about lipedema. Maybe you have just learned about lipedema, or perhaps you’ve known about this fat disorder for years and are searching for more treatment options.

Either way, I can imagine how frustrated and uncertain you might feel. Lipedema is not well known in either the medical field or by the general public, which means the two places we have come to depend on and trust for help us in hard times – our doctor’s office and home with family and friends – often offer little or no help when it comes to living with lipedema.

As a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, I have shared information on this astoundingly underdiagnosed disorder with individuals and community groups across San Diego and used social media to share tips on calming the pain and inflammation associated with lipedema.

There is no pill or operation that can instantly cure lipedema. Conservative treatments should focus on reducing symptoms like pain, preventing lipedema from getting worse and preventing an onset of lipedema and lymphedema. Specifically, conservative treatment and surgery can help a client with lipedema to:

    • reduce pain and inflammation

    • enhance self-care practices and improve the lymphatic pump

    • affect psychosocial wellbeing

    • guide healthy eating

    • make mobility and physical activity a pleasant experience

  • improve skin care and protection

I invite you to look around! I have compiled a list of studies, videos, and resources on lipedema. I will add more resources in the coming months. For more information, please subscribe to my Lipedema Newsletter.

The Lipedema Treatment Guide is now available at Amazon.  To see some quotes from the book, please click here. To see the guide on Amazon, please click here.

Check out my poster from the 2018 ASDAH Conference! More information here: https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/

To see the complete Stress Reduction PDF, please click or tap here.


United States of America Lipedema Standard of Care Consensus Committee

The first United States (US) Standard of Care meeting for lipedema was held on April 11-12, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland in association with the Fat Disorders Resource Society 2019 conference. This effort was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). This landmark meeting was a multidisciplinary collaborative effort with 21-US based members with expertise in lipedema.  This meeting was the first step towards the development of a national guideline for the diagnosis and management of lipedema. This is an ongoing collaboration and more information will be forthcoming.

Committee Members (in alphabetical order):

Polly Armour

John (Jerry) R. Bartholomew

Margarita Correa-Perez

Steven Dean

Paula M. Donahue

Chuck Ehrich

Tami Faris

LaDonna Gabrielson

Karen L. Herbst

Linda-Anne Kahn

Ethan Larson

Kathleen Lisson

Erik Lontok

Lindy McHutchison

Janis Miller

Nicolas Pennings

Jaime Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

Molly Sleigh

Edely Wallace

Thomas C. Wright


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