Maximizing Comfort with Lymphedema and Lipedema

Being diagnosed with lymphedema or lipedema brings significant changes to your daily life. It takes time to cope with the diagnosis, and to become accustomed to regular exercise, weight management and other new routines. Not to mention wearing compression garments every day. This article aims to share how you can maximize comfort while managing lymphedema or lipedema.

Maximizing Comfort with Lymphedema and Lipedema

Find your Daily Routine

Treating lymphedema and lipedema requires more than wearing your garments every day. Self-management is another essential tool to ensure the long-term success of your treatment. This means gaining a deep understanding of your disease and taking a lead role in managing it. Set up regular times for your skin routine, so it becomes a natural part of your daily body care. With lymphedema, you can learn how to do lymphatic drainage on your own to become more independent from regular appointments. Schedule exercise on fixed days and, if possible, exercise together with family or friends. Meal prepping can help you to plan ahead for healthy meals. Such daily routines can improve your general health and quality of life.

Find the Perfect Garment for You

You probably know that wearing compression garments regularly is one of the cornerstones of managing lymphedema and lipedema. This is why it’s so important that you feel comfortable while wearing compression. And it is why JOBST continuously develops innovative products and comfort features, in close collaboration with lymphedema and lipedema patients.

JOBST Confidence, for example, stands apart from traditional flat-knit garments with its unique Contour Fit technology. It conforms to your body shape even more accurately than ever before. This personally refined fit is designed to both provide comfort and allow you to move more freely in your daily life. Compression garments with the unique JOBST SoftFit  technology have a fine silicone yarn knitted into the knee top band, to keep them in place without digging into your skin.

Learn more about how JOBST compression garments have been designed to support you in many ways here.

Feeling Good in Your Body and Mind

A healthy body allows a healthy soul and mind, and vice versa. Both lymphedema and lipedema are long-term conditions, and you should not deal with your situation alone. Whether you choose a dialogue with a therapist, join a peer group, or learn about self-help tools and strategies, all this can support you in feeling better in your body and mind to cope with your condition. Yoga and pilates help you combine gentle exercise with relaxation and stretching. Do you have other ways to help yourself feel more comfortable? Then share your experience with the LymphCare community!

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