Edema Networks Europe
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Lymphedema is not a rare disease. Worldwide about three percent of all people suffer from chronic lymphedema, in Germany it is more than 5 percent. Permanent lymphostasis triggers fibrotic remodelling of the tissue. Therapy should therefore start early. The most important measure is the complex physical decongestion therapy (MLD/KPE). more information
Lipedema is often confused with obesity, so losing weight is not very promising. Lipedema is a disease of which, unfortunately, very little is known even today. It is well known that a certain predisposition is required, which can often lead to an unproportional increase in fat tissue in the legs or arms after puberty or pregnancy. more Information
Compression Stockings .. why flat knitted compression stockings in lymphedema are indexed?
In contrast to the circular knitting process, the flat knitting process produces a flat, two-dimensional knitted fabric. With this knitting process it is therefore possible to increase or decrease the stitches and thus adjust the shape of the stocking to all existing circumferential variations. This ensures an optimum pressure curve even with extreme edema forms. Flat knitted compression stockings are also more dimensionally stable. They do not lie in the skin folds of edema patients, undesirable constrictions are prevented. The massage effect, which the coarser structure of the flat knitted products triggers on the subcutaneous connective tissue, has a positive influence on the contraction of the lymphatic vessels. The higher air permeability and breathability also increase patient compliance. more Information