So often women with lipoedema/lipedema report going to their doctors looking for solutions or even just a diagnosis and being told that it’s their fault, that they need to diet and exercise, and to come back after they have lost weight, etc etc etc. Only with lipedema, a genetic disorder, diet and exercise don’t work. This is a hurdle for women with lipedema who end up having little or no healthcare support in the journey finding answers and solutions.
Peter Attia’s TED talk addresses this so eloquently. One of my favorite TED talks, he describes his own internal bias when confronting issues with patients concerning obesity and his own transformative process.