Does lipedema affect fertility? How about the ability to sweat? And why does lipedema light up on airport scanners? These are just some of the questions that popped up during the September Lipedema Patient Roundtable for our panel of patients and medical professionals.
The hour seemed to fly by as conversation continued on topics like Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, eczema, hypermobility, and food sensitivities. Cara Cruz and Dr. Lindy McHutchison discussed the nuances between “disorder,” “disease,” and “condition,” and Angelique Charles reminded everyone on the importance of taking time to breathe.
In a reflective closure to the evening, Linda Anne Kahn and host Brenda Viola shared beautiful passages on forgiveness and healing: “When you take care of yourself, you take care of everyone at the same time.”
Lots of love and gratitude to our panelists:
- Siouxie Boshoff (@Lipedema.Living)
- Angelique Charles (@thelippybutterfly)
- Pattie Cornute (@LipedemaFitness)
- Cara Cruz (@palegingerpear)
- Dr. Karen Herbst (@drkarenherbst)
- Linda Anne Kahn (@lindaannekahn)
- Dr. Lindy McHutchison (@carolinaveincenter)
- Cheryl Scoledge (@LipedemaDiva)
The Lipedema Patient Roundtables are brought to you by Lympha Press, makers of the Optimal Plus. The Optimal Plus was specifically designed for lipedema patients who report results that include reduced pain and increased mobility. Lipolymphedema patients benefit from the movement of lymph that Optimal Plus therapy provides and often experience reduction in size and, in some cases, the elimination of fat pads. Find out more by visiting www.lymphapress.com.