Zwei Frauen sitzen auf einer Coach in einem Wohnzimmer. Eine Frau trägt die VenoTrain curaflow Beinversorgung von Bauerfeind. Dieser Kompressionsstrumpf dient zur gezielten Ödemtherapie.

ARE PROBLEMS LIKE SWOLLEN FEET, HEAVY LEGS OR PAIN IN YOUR ARMS AND LEGS PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE FOR YOU?

Are you wondering whether you are suffering from lymphedema or lipedema? With our lymphedema/lipedema self-test, you can gain a better understanding of your problems.

But to get an exact diagnosis, make sure to visit an experienced phlebologist or lymphologist. Our pages provide you with information about possible treatment options, different stages of lymphedema or lipedema and our products to help you prepare for your appointment. At Bauerfeind, we want to accompany and empower you on your way to your diagnosis.

This is how the lymphedema/lipedema self-test works

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Answer some simple questions about your problems, your physical build, and your family’s medical history. This will only take a few minutes.

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Then you will receive a result that will provide you with an assessment about how likely it is that you are suffering from lymphedema or lipedema.

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At the end of the test, download our diagnosis checklist. Use it to prepare for your appointment with a physician.

HOW LYMPHEDEMA OR LIPEDEMA IS DIAGNOSED

A phlebologist or lymphologist can diagnose lymphedema or lipedema based on your medical history and a physical examination.

The diagnosis includes a conversation between the physician and the patient (medical history) as well as a visual examination and palpation. For lymphedema as well as lipedema, an ultrasound examination can also help. In cases of lipedema, “snowstorm-like” tissue (pathologically increased fatty tissue) under the skin, and in cases of lymphedema, lymphatic fluid build-up is visible.

Once the diagnosis has been made, the physician will prescribe physical measures for decongestion, i.e. manual lymphatic drainage, and then a medical compression product to maintain the decongested state. Medical supply retailers will professionally advise and measure patients suffering from lymphedema or lipedema. Compression products, such as the VenoTrain curaflow, are then custom-made for the patient.

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