MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE THERAPY
CONTROL THE SWELLING OF Lipedema
MLD therapy slows the progression of lipedema
Lipedema is a chronic disorder of fat tissue and lymphatic dysfunction generally affecting the legs. Not well known or understood, lipidema is often initially mis-diagnosed simply as a weight problem. Growing fat deposits block and interrupt lymphatic system function. MLD targets the lymphatic system to move fluids around blocked and damaged areas to reduce swelling. Compression therapy (CDT) is generally used with MLD to manage this condition.
What you should know:
- Women get lipedema - This is a woman's disorder (there are rare cases for men with cancer)
- Hormones trigger it - Onset can happen throughout life with hormone changes - with puberty, pregnancy and menopause
- It's not just "being fat" - Lipedema causes fat deposits in the lower body, giving an disproportionate lower body half. Often with column-like legs that are tender and easily bruised. In later stages a cuff of fat ending at the ankle may form (above a normal-sized foot).
- Diet and exercise won't reduce the weight - Many will try nutrition and exercise to lose weight and find it stubbornly remains in the lower half of the body while it reduces in the upper body.
How MLD helps you manage lipedema:
- Reduces swelling, which reduces leg size
- Relieves/lessens symptoms to improve quality of life
- Promotes/supports lymphatic system function
- Slows or stops disease progression
- Reduces fibrosis (hardened tissues)
- Improves mobility and flexibility
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