Do you have lipedema?

Do you sometimes suffer from unexplained pain in your arms or legs, have you noticed unusual fat deposits or feel that diet and exercise are not giving you the results you want? These can all be signs of lipedema, a chronic condition. Lipedema causes disproportionate fat distribution and often leads to pain and a number of other symptoms in the affected areas. This disease almost exclusively affects women and is often misdiagnosed or even overlooked. But how do you recognise lipedema and what do you do if you suspect you have it? Take the self-test now!


How does the lipedema self-test work?

Our lipedema self-test includes questions about various symptoms, such as fat distribution on the legs and arms, sensitivity or painfulness of the affected areas, as well as possible accompanying symptoms. Your answers will be assessed and give an indication of whether you might have lipedema.

However, the self-test can never replace a professional diagnosis by an experienced doctor and is only intended to serve as an initial guide.

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Lipedema self-test

Question 1 from 9
How can you influence your silhouette with intensive dieting and regular exercise?
When you gain or lose weight, what can you observe on your hands and feet?
When you eat a plate of spaghetti in the evening, drink a glass of wine or something comparable that contains carbohydrates, what do you observe the next day?
Do you feel any tissue changes in places where you cannot lose weight?
Which areas remain unchanged despite exercise and diet? (Multiple selection or skipping possible)
Do you have a fat pad in these lipedema-typical areas? (Multiple selection or skipping possible)
Do you have touch pain when you put a child or pet on your lap, for example?
When did your complaints or physical changes start?
Please click at which stage you see yourself.
Next question

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Suspected lipedema: what now?

If you suspect that you might have lipedema, it is important to know that you are not alone in feeling this way. Many women notice changes in their body that could indicate possible lipedema. These can include unusual fat distribution around the extremities, pain and tenderness, a tendency to bruise or thickened subcutaneous fat.

So what should you do if you suspect lipedema? You should…

✓… get information about the condition.

✓… talk to other people who have the condition, for example online or in self-help groups.

✓… document your symptoms and observations.

✓… take the lipedema self-test to get an initial assessment.

✓… make an appointment for a professional diagnosis and consultation with an experienced lipedema specialist.

What happens after the lipedema self-test?

If you have taken the self-test and there is actually a possibility that you have lipedema, we recommend that the next step is to make an appointment with our specialists. The test predominantly rules out lipedema in you, but you are still unsure? Of course, you are also welcome to visit our consultation hours.

Our lipedema specialists will examine you in detail, assess your individual situation and discuss the further procedure with you. Various methods can be used for diagnosis, for example the pinch test, palpation of the affected parts of the body and also ultrasound examinations. The preceding self-test can certainly serve as a valuable basis during the anamnesis discussion.

If the suspicion of lipedema is confirmed, we will draw up a tailor-made treatment concept for you in order to achieve the greatest possible freedom from symptoms for you and to increase your well-being again.

We are happy to assist you with our expertise and experience and look forward to welcoming you to our clinic. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or uncertainties – your health and well-being are our top priority.

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