Mucinex for Lipedema has been found in some to benefit Lipedema sufferers.
How Mucinex Works in Treating Lipedema
Mucinex is an over the counter tablet primarily used for loosening congestion in your chest and throat. Mucinex d is the brand name which contains a combination of guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs known as expectorants. It is this drug, Guaifenesin, an expectorant, that is sometimes prescribed for Lipedema. It works by helping to break up coagulated protein in adipose tissue.
Lipedema patients often have highly elevated concentrations of protein concentrates. By administering a therapeutically amount of Mucinex d (guaifenesin), along with proper diet and proper enzyme supplement, can increase the ability of the patient’s gastrointestinal tract to digest food while causing the patient to produce an effective amount of relaxiin hormone.
Diet and Supplements Recommended for Lipedema Women
The Rare Adipose Disorder (RAD)Diet
An anti-inflammatory diet is one of the keys to healthier living for lipedema sufferers. This is a no-frills approach to naturally combating chronic inflammation that occurs in those women who have lipedema.
Diet is one approach to help control lipedema symptoms. There are certain foods which can aggravate and increase the buildup of fat and acid in the tissue. The RAD (Rare Adipose Disease) diet focuses on highlighting the consumption of key nutrients while avoiding foods that intensify Lipedema. In addition, many people suffering from Lipedema have IBD or IBS, so you should take probiotics everyday.
- Lower your fat consumption from pasteurized dairy products, red meats, fattier animal proteins (such as chicken thighs, sausage and bacon) and fats, which are absorbed directly into the lymphatics. Substitute good fats including coconut, avocado, olive or nut oils, and fatty fish such as salmon and tuna, which are rich in Omega 3 oils.
- Eliminate sugars and carbohydrates, salt and wheat or processed flour products. Avoid foods containing chemicals such as artificial preservatives, flavors, non-natural sweeteners, colors and stabilizers, (most prepared, packaged and fast foods). Substitute low glycemic index foods to lower insulin levels – insulin makes fat grow.
- Eat lots of fresh vegetables that have enzymes that are absorbed into the lymphatics and in essence “roto-rooter” out the stagnant protein. You can add enzymes with advice from Dr. Byrd or your healthcare provider.
- Rest your gut by taking a day off and eating liquid foods such as soups, stews (without meat or at least with pulled meats), smoothies, protein shakes, applesauce, juiced vegetables and fruits.
Along with Mucinex for Lipedema, Dr. Marcia Byrd recommends additional natural supplements that can be purchased at the Lipedema Surgery Center, or directly from Douglas Laboratories. She believes that natural supplements are not a “one size fits all science.” People have different bodies, different diets, different health conditions and different medications. A unique dynamic occurs between the tissues and nutrients in your body that result in individual biochemical needs. Dr. Byrd will determine which supplements most closely meet your needs.
To see a complete list of supplements, go to her supplement page. +
Byrd Lipedema Surgery Center is located in Roswell, Georgia. just north of the Atlanta Metro. Lipedema patients come to Dr. Marcia Byrd because of her reputation as being the best in treating Lipedema.
Her patients find her warm, genuine and respectful of their condition. She has treated and helped thousands of Lipedema patients. She can help you too! Call 770-587-1711 to schedule your consultation in person or virtually.