Treatments of Fat Disorders

The content, text, graphics, data, and services offered herein (the "Content") are provided solely to educate consumers on health care and medical issues that may affect their daily lives. Nothing in the Content should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or call for emergency medical help on the nearest telephone. Reliance on the Content or any portion thereof is solely at your own risk. 

Watch free videos regarding treatments on the FDRS YouTube channel.  

Watch free videos regarding treatments on the FDRS YouTube channel.  

Photo by JulijaDmitrijeva/iStock / Getty Images Nutrition "Exercise in combination with a healthy diet is the cornerstone of treatment for people with fat disorders” says Dr. Karen Herbst.

Photo by JulijaDmitrijeva/iStock / Getty Images

Nutrition

"Exercise in combination with a healthy diet is the cornerstone of treatment for people with fat disorders” says Dr. Karen Herbst.

Photo by kali9/iStock / Getty Images Excercise For those of us with a fat disorder, it is imperative that we move as much as possible. Exercise will not only strengthen your muscles, but it will improve your body’s blood and lymphatic flow, help you to manage stress and boost your mood and confidence. 

Photo by kali9/iStock / Getty Images

Excercise

For those of us with a fat disorder, it is imperative that we move as much as possible. Exercise will not only strengthen your muscles, but it will improve your body’s blood and lymphatic flow, help you to manage stress and boost your mood and confidence. 

Photo by Fat Disorders Research Society compression Compression refers to articles of ‘medical’ clothing that literally compress the tissue underneath it. Think of it as giving your skin some extra help in propelling lymph fluid back to the trunk so your body can process it. By gently compressing tissue, fluid should not build up and cause problem

Photo by Fat Disorders Research Society

compression

Compression refers to articles of ‘medical’ clothing that literally compress the tissue underneath it. Think of it as giving your skin some extra help in propelling lymph fluid back to the trunk so your body can process it. By gently compressing tissue, fluid should not build up and cause problem

Photo by i7do/iStock / Getty Images Deep Breathing Many patients report an improvement in lymph flow just by changing their breathing pattern. And it turns out that they’re right. Breathing in a way that causes a deep expansion and contraction of the diaphragm stimulates the lymphatic system, massages your internal organs, encourages your body to get rid of toxins, and reduces stress. 

Photo by i7do/iStock / Getty Images

Deep Breathing

Many patients report an improvement in lymph flow just by changing their breathing pattern. And it turns out that they’re right. Breathing in a way that causes a deep expansion and contraction of the diaphragm stimulates the lymphatic system, massages your internal organs, encourages your body to get rid of toxins, and reduces stress. 

Complete Decongestive Therapy Complete Decongestive Therapy or CDT is a term for a series of clinical procedures designed to reduce excess fluid from the body. 

Complete Decongestive Therapy

Complete Decongestive Therapy or CDT is a term for a series of clinical procedures designed to reduce excess fluid from the body. 

Photo by Viperfzk/iStock / Getty Images Medications & Supplements Medications and supplements can be an important part of your fat disorder treatment. Always check with your physician and care team first to determine which medications and supplements might work well for your condition. 

Photo by Viperfzk/iStock / Getty Images

Medications & Supplements

Medications and supplements can be an important part of your fat disorder treatment. Always check with your physician and care team first to determine which medications and supplements might work well for your condition. 

 
Liposuction The first step in managing your fat disorder should always be conservative therapies including: dry brushing, MLD, compression, a healthy eating plan low in processed carbohydrates and refined sugars, exercise, CDT, supplements, and medications. However, liposuction may be necessary if you are in significant pain, have experienced altered mobility and/or gait, or feel strain on any joints such as the knee. 

Liposuction

The first step in managing your fat disorder should always be conservative therapies including: dry brushing, MLD, compression, a healthy eating plan low in processed carbohydrates and refined sugars, exercise, CDT, supplements, and medications. However, liposuction may be necessary if you are in significant pain, have experienced altered mobility and/or gait, or feel strain on any joints such as the knee. 

Photo by Juanmonino/iStock / Getty Images Emotional Support Fat disorders can be emotionally draining on those who of us who suffer from these diseases, so it is vital that you find support. Being able to ask questions of people going through similar experiences is invaluable. You may want to consider joining multiple groups until you find your like-minded people.

Photo by Juanmonino/iStock / Getty Images

Emotional Support

Fat disorders can be emotionally draining on those who of us who suffer from these diseases, so it is vital that you find support. Being able to ask questions of people going through similar experiences is invaluable. You may want to consider joining multiple groups until you find your like-minded people.