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.
Therapy, Manual lymph drainage. Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) | Long-term regulation MLD
The ML is the appropriate therapy for the treatment of lymphatic edema, which is characterized by insufficient transport capacity of the lymphatic vessels during normal lymphatic load (even low-volume insufficiency). These include congenital (primary) and secondary lymphedema. The classic indication is the secondary lymphoedema of the arm after breast cancer surgery.