Is It Body Fat or Something Else?
Let’s face it! We silently curse the dimpled cellulite that has settled on our thighs, the extra weight that just seems to creep up as we get older. But not everyone stores fat the same way. There is a disease where fat accumulates abnormally in arms and legs that can actually harm your health.
Lipedema is a hereditary disease that is often mistaken for obesity and occurs mostly in the female population. It is a condition that affects the fatty tissue in the legs and sometimes the arms. Lipedema does not usually respond to regular diet and exercise and can occur in all sizes of people.
Symptoms of Lipedema include legs that look like columns and patients will often be a smaller size on the upper body and several sizes larger on the lower body. Additionally, skin is often tender to the touch and may bruise easily. It is very important that a correct diagnosis is made so the proper course of treatment can be implemented. If left untreated, Lipedema can lead to other serious conditions.
Dr Wright understands this painful disease and is creating the awareness that there is hope! He is one of the very few specialists able to diagnose Lipedema and skillfully and effectively treat the disease. Dr. Wright is a frequent speaker and faculty advisor to the Fat Disorders Research Society, which provides education and resources to patients and clinicians.
If you are concerned about Lipedema or would like to know more about this debilitating disease, Dr. Wright will be hosting an educational seminar on Thursday, June 14, from 9:00 AM – Noon. The seminar will be held at the Staybridge Suites in O’Fallon, MO located at 1155 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, MO 63368. Space is limited, please call 636-397-4012 to reserve your seat.