Natural Remedies for Lipedema

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Lipedema Natural Remedies

Lipedema is a condition characterized by inflammation and abnormal fat accumulation, predominantly affecting women. It impacts blood vessels and causes discomfort in specific areas of the body, such as the lower half.

To manage lipedema symptoms, various natural remedies can help address inflammation and fat cell obstruction in blood vessels. This article outlines dietary changes, supplements, and exercises to alleviate lipedema symptoms.

Symptoms and Causes

Visible signs of lipedema include the uneven distribution of fat cells in the affected areas, which leads to the appearance of obesity. The lymphatic system, responsible for stabilizing body fluids, can become blocked by fat cells, disrupting proper fluid flow and potentially causing lymphedema, a fluid build-up.

Natural Remedies for Lipedema

Lipedema is a condition characterized by inflammation and abnormal fat accumulation, affecting blood vessels and causing discomfort. Several natural remedies can help address inflammation and the fat cells that obstruct blood vessels, providing relief for those experiencing lipedema.

Dietary Changes to Manage Lipedema

A balanced diet plays a crucial role in managing lipedema symptoms. Implement the following dietary changes for improved blood flow and reduced inflammation:

  1. Consume rutin-rich fruits and vegetables: Rutin is a flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables. It is believed to positively impact blood vessels and has been used to treat hemorrhoids, internal bleeding, and varicose veins. Foods high in rutin include apples, asparagus, buckwheat, and berries.

  2. Limit foods contributing to weight gain: Avoid processed and unhealthy foods that may exacerbate lipedema symptoms. Opt for whole, nutrient-dense foods and maintain a balanced diet to prevent further weight gain.

Fucans and Seaweed for Lipedema

Fucans, a type of carbohydrate found in various seaweeds, may help prevent blood clotting. In lipedema, seaweeds can potentially encourage blood flow due to this carbohydrate component. Incorporate seaweed into your diet through dishes like sushi, salads, or seaweed snacks to reap the benefits of fucans.

Cayenne Pepper for Lipedema Relief

Capsaicin, the active component in cayenne pepper, has medicinal uses and may help reduce high blood pressure. Including cayenne pepper in your diet can potentially alleviate lipedema symptoms by promoting healthy blood flow. Incorporate cayenne pepper into recipes, such as soups, stews, or sauces, for a natural remedy with a spicy kick.

Exercise and Lipedema

Regular exercise is essential for overall health and can help manage lipedema symptoms. Incorporate the following activities to improve blood flow and lymphatic circulation:

  1. Aerobic or cardio exercises: Engage in regular aerobic or cardio exercises that focus on both the upper and lower body. Activities such as swimming, cycling, and brisk walking can help improve blood flow.

  2. Rebounding: Rebounding on a mini-trampoline for 20 minutes is an excellent exercise for lipedema, as it increases lymphatic flow and aids blood circulation. This low-impact exercise can be performed daily to support lymphatic drainage and reduce lipedema symptoms.

The Role of Genetics and Hormones in Lipedema

While the exact cause of lipedema is unknown, health experts suspect hormones and genetics may play a role. Lipedema incidence has been observed at puberty, during gynecological surgeries, pregnancy, and menopause. Early detection of lipedema is crucial for proper management. If you suspect lipedema, consult a specialist or naturopathic physician for diagnosis and guidance on implementing natural remedies.


While it is impossible to predict who will develop lipedema, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential. Consistently exercise, eat a balanced diet, and consult with a specialist or naturopathic physician regularly. By incorporating natural remedies such as dietary changes, seaweed, cayenne pepper, and exercise into your daily routine, you can take a proactive approach to managing lipedema symptoms and improving overall well-being.

If you have a natural remedy for lipedema, please share it with our community. Continue reading below to see how our readers treat lipedema naturally and if it's helping.

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Posted by D (TX) on 07/22/2022
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I also have lipedema. What I can tell you has slowed the progression and even reversed it quite a bit is using my CHI MACHINE twice per day at the max time frame and doing full body CRYOTHERAPY. I do cryo from 3 to 6 minutes per day. I eat well and work out here and there when I find the time. The moment I stop the, it comes back with vengeance!!!! I have stage 1 with a 25 inch waist and large bottom (40 inches), thighs, calves, lots of fat around the knees and lots of fat pockets all over my legs. This is the vengence I speak of. My mom and sister both have it although my older sister and younger brother do not.

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Posted by Bodulica (Barrie, Ontario) on 05/17/2023

You can count my bone in the upper body, but my legs are fat. Not much can be found on the Internet. There are some treatments and supplements that might help.

Lipedema Remedies

Posted by Tea (New Zealand) on 07/17/2018

Hi, please add lipedema as an ailment, not to be mistaken for lymphedema.

It's the one that's also called painful fat syndrome and gives you huge lower legs even if you have gastric surgery or are starved.

EC: Hi Tea, new page for this ailment has been added. Please post remedies if you know of any!


Replied by T4me
(Auckland, Nz)

It's so sad there are no post or comments here. I'm pretty bad but now I'm sure this is the cause of my shame. I'm going to go hard out to help others and will start with my rife machine, (spooky 2) and see how I go and work on lymphs plus try vegan/ plat based as keto got me nowhere.

Water fasting 11 days cured my severe concussion of two years so maybe that can help too....


Hi T4me, I was looking into this topic. I found plenty of information, but no simple cures.

This is one of the interesting articles I read.


Be encouraged, you will walk into your cure, Talk positive, and choose to be happy.



I am wondering if your rife was of any value with lipedema?


I have Lipedema, and doing manual lymphatic drainage and will receive compression garments soon. I am type 5 and at stage 3. My doctors have always told me I'm obese. My frame is thin up top and my legs very large. Sadly as I've not been treated, it's now affecting my arms, abdomen, etc. Were spending approx $200 a week on treatment just to try to stop this going to stage 4. My doctor has been no help, but when I went to a church camp, a doctor there, diagnosed me with Lipedema.

On Thursday I hope my own GP accepts I have Lipedema and possibly write a prescription for Compression garments. I've been quoted $350 just for my legs.

Replied by Marla
(Bellevue, Nebraska)

I have the same thing. I'm very thin on top and waist and have thick legs fat around my knees and very painful calves and big ankles. Have had this for years and I'm 65 it's getting worse. I have a vibration plate machine and rebounder. I wear compression socks I'm wondering if taking MMS would help