At the May Lipedema Patient Roundtable, panelists shared gems of wisdom and inspiration from the Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS) Conference along with the joy of meeting in person for the first time: Cara (Pale Ginger Pear), who never runs, literally sprinted across the lobby and practically dove onto Angelique Charles (The Lippy Butterfly) when sighted at the hotel!
A big takeaway from the FDRS Conference was the relationship of lipedema cells and sodium, as well as the importance of treatment modalities like Lympha Press compression therapy to manage swelling.
May is not only Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month; it is also Mental Health Awareness Month. During a vulnerable conversation about body dysmorphic disorder and its impact, panelists shared their experiences of being so upset about the appearance of their body that it got in the way of their ability to live life normally.
Panelists also talked about Lympha Press’ robust lineup of Lipedema Awareness Month events, the upcoming Lipedema Awareness Triathlon started by Lipedema Fitness, and a heartwarming story of how love found The Lippy Butterfly that will give you all the feels.
The Lipedema Patient Roundtables are held every third Wednesday of the month and 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 a reduction in size. Find out more by visiting www.lymphapress.com.