In short In her practice for skin and venereal diseases, phlebology and lymphology, Dr. med. Anya Miller, President of the German Society for Lymphology (DGL), supports many patients suffering from lipedema or lymphedema during their pregnancy. She is convinced that there is no need for patients to worry when they are provided with the right treatment. The following aspects are important:
- close patient support to continuously monitor the edema,
- early involvement of physical therapists in pregnancy-adapted treatment and
- high-quality flat-knit compression garments, sometimes custom-made solutions. It is crucial that the compression garment is always adapted to the growing belly circumference. Different panty area sizes or the complete replacement of the pantyhose over the course of the pregnancy ensure ideal treatment.