This is very frustrating for patients as they are continuously asked to lose weight. LIPOEDEMA does not respond to dietary weight loss or exercise.
Patients find it such a relief when they are told of the condition and informed on what they have and why they themselves cannot change their shape. They find it a relief that they have not failed in attempting to change their body-shape, but that they have this condition which prevents this.
I can only hope that the awareness and acceptance of Lipoedema improves in the medical circles.
Some help forums -
www.Lipoedemaladies.com Facebook - Lipoedema ladies webpage
I cannot strongly recommend you do as much research as possible and also get in contact with a MLD therapist in your area www.MLDuk.org.uk
Below is a video of one of the options to improve the appearance of Lipoedema