EP 818 What Is Painful Fat Syndrome?

Summary: Ever heard of lymphedema or lipedema? Probably not, but you could be at risk and not even know it.
Air Date: 12/20/16
Duration: 20:17
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Karen Herbst, PhD, MD
Karen-HerbstKaren Herbst, PhD, MD, is an Associate Professor at University of Arizona and leader of the Treatment, Research and Education of Adipose Tissue (TREAT) Program working to better understand, diagnose, and treat adipose tissue disorders.

Her research and clinical practice focus on lymphatic issues, lipedema, and other adipose tissue disorders. She is also an active fat and lymphatic disease advocate. For more information, see her blog:
EP 818 What Is Painful Fat Syndrome?
Ever heard of lymphedema or lipedema?

Probably not, but you could be at risk and not even know it.

What are these conditions that nearly 10 million Americans have?

Lymphedema and lipedema (also called painful fat syndrome) are two different health issues that cause swelling and abnormal fat growth. These conditions can lead to other problems, such as difficulty walking, bruising and skin infections.

You may be able to dodge these illnesses with the right diet.

In her book, Lymphedema and Lipedema Nutrition Guide, co-author Dr. Karen Louise Herbst shares which foods to eat to fight these conditions and which foods to avoid that can worsen your symptoms.

Find out if one of these conditions is holding you back and what you can do about it.
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