This department is dedicated to specific compression garments to treat, to minimize those lymphatic diseases; the problems due to the inconvenience caused by lymphedema and lipoedema. You will find compression vests with and without sleeves and leggings even up under the foot with high compression that together with the passive massage created from the particular fabrics with your body movement, helps the lymphatic system to drain fluids and to have an easier active life. Lymphedema & lipoedema, in some cases may be confused, however, in both diseases, are very useful our specific compression garments that in some cases are identical for both dysfunctions. We strongly recommend you to choose your size only with the help of the our size chart.
Damage to the lymphatic system cannot be repaired but at least controlled reducing the pain. Our therapy garments, appositely developed, can support the control of the swelling and fluid drainage to prevent further complications associated with the disease. Our products combining a comfortable compression with an auto-micromassage, are a real help in increasing the local micro-circulation and providing an easier, more active life.
What is lipedema?
Often mistaken for obesity or unusual weight gain, lipedema is a fat-storage disease that almost exclusively affects women. Striking 17 million women in the United States (and 370 million women worldwide), lipedema usually occurs after puberty or during a person's 20s and mainly after maternity.
This chronic disorder affects the legs and arms, causing an abnormal accumulation of fat cells that produce a noticeably disproportionate appearance. There's a genetic component in approximately half of all lipedema cases, and it's not just being overweight or out of shape -- it's truly a disproportion in the affected areas of the body. It's a condition that is not only an overgrowth of fat tissue, but it also has a vascular or lymphatic component with swelling.
What are the symptoms?
Lipedema causes swelling in the legs and develops the appearance of tree-like, column-like legs. It appears as disproportionate fat storage with a lot of excess swelling (also known as non-pitting edema). In addition to the swelling, patients also exhibit common symptoms such as tenderness, numbness, pain and bruising.
These patients not only suffer from the aesthetic effects of the disease, but they also suffer in terms of their lifestyles. As these symptoms get increasingly worse, they begin to affect the patient's mobility and quality of life, causing decreased ability to move, which usually affects their ability to exercise too. At later stages of the disease, some patients can even be put in wheelchairs or become bedridden.
Since lipedema is relatively unknown, it's often misdiagnosed. Many doctors will diagnose patients as obese and advise them to lose weight. One thing many doctors don't know, however, is that lipedema is resistant to diet and exercise -- the areas of the body affected by lipedema will not change without proper treatment. These misdiagnosed patients continue to live their lives coping with a stigma of obesity, as their symptoms progressively worsen and weight continues to pile on.
Can lipedema be treated?
Aside from constantly being misdiagnosed, many lipedema patients are told there's no real cure for the disease. The mainstay of medical treatment has been using medications to help reduce the inflammation, swelling and discomfort these patients may endure.
Other noninvasive therapies -- such as compression therapy, which involves compression pumps or manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) -- are only temporary;while some apposite compression garments, like leggings and vests can help to reduce pain and disconfort daily.