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Clinical Conversations: Recognizing and Treating Lipedema

In this episode, Obesity Medicine Specialist and OMA Clinical Education Director Dr. Nicholas Pennings is joined by Dr. Karen Herbst, MD, PhD, a board certified endocrinologist who serves as the Medical and Research Director for Total Lipedema Care in Beverly Hills, CA. In this podcast, Dr. Pennings discusses recognizing and treating lipedema with Dr. Herbst. Today's topics include a description of lipedema, distinguishing characteristics of the condition, evaluating patients with lipedema, distinguishing lymphedema from lipedema, the emotional toll of lipedema on patients, the US Standards of Care for Lipedema, management of the condition, and treatment options.

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