One of the Lipedema Patient Roundtable’s founding panelists Cheryl Scoledge, of the Facebook group Lipedema and Food Sensitivities, made a special guest appearance to add to the discussion about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). A connective tissue syndrome that can also be prevalent in lipedema patients, it affects the skin, joints, and blood vessel walls, resulting in overly flexible joints and elastic skin that easily bruises. Stories of braces being necessary on legs and even dental impacts were shared along with important information on how to be tested and manage this condition.
In addition to EDS Awareness Month, May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Lympha Press reminded attendees that there are patient and clinician mental health resources on lymphapress.com. Also shared was the encouragement to “move your body” and “start where you are” when facing a challenge to avoid being overwhelmed.
Inflammation was also a “hot” topic, with Cara Cruz sharing her recent progress obtaining testing for inflammatory markers. How food sensitivities impact these results were also discussed.
The group is preparing for Lipedema Awareness Month in June with excitement – especially regarding Pattie Cornute’s Lipedema Fitness Triathlon along with upcoming Lympha Press webinars with Dr. Karen Herbst and Linda-Anne Kahn. Roundtable host Brenda Viola is also offering an encore webinar of her recent talk from the Fat Disorders Resource Society Conference in July.
Special thanks to all the attendees of this monthly live Roundtable who add so much depth and encouragement to the hour (which always flies by!). We especially appreciate our panelists:
- Siouxie Boshoff (@lipedema.living)
- Angelique Charles (@thelippybutterfly)
- Pattie Cornute (@lipedemafitness)
- Cara Cruz (@PaleGingerPear)
- Linda-Anne Kahn (@lindaannekahn)
- Cheryl Scoledge (Facebook Group: Lipedema & Food Sensitivities)
- Brenda Viola (@BrendaViola_ViciCommunications)
The Lipedema Patient Roundtables are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:00 PM EST and are sponsored by Lympha Press, which offers compression therapy systems like the Optimal Plus compression pump and Lympha Pants garment to effectively treat lipedema patients. The Roundtable demonstrates Lympha Press’s commitment to patient well-being and to fostering the important sense of community that contributes to mental health. To learn more about how Lympha Press can help you, reach out at lymphapress.com/contact-us.