Understand your symptoms – the first step to emotional and physical relief.
Lipedema is not a temporary whim of nature or the result of a lack of self-discipline. It is a chronic and progressive disease that affects both the body and the mind.
Our lipedema test should serve as your first point of reference. Because yes, your pain is real, your discomfort is justified, and your emotional burdens are just as significant as the physical ones. Dealing with lipedema is not only a medical challenge, but often an emotional one as well.
The lipedema test is intended to be a way to better understand your symptoms. Please note that the self-test is not a substitute for professional medical advice, but can serve as an initial guide.
Recognize the chronic fat distribution disorder that affects every 10th woman with the lipedema test.
Lipedema is a chronic and progressive fat distribution disorder that predominantly affects women and is often genetic. Approximately one in ten women experience the physical and psychological challenges associated with lipedema.
Although the exact causes are not yet fully understood, for many the suffering begins during puberty – a period of life that is already accompanied by many conflicts and changes. Research generally assumes that lipedema is a result of hormonal changes. Just as during puberty, the body is also exposed to strong hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy or the menopause, which can result in lipedema or an episode of lipedema. If you suspect you have the disease, you can get to know the lipedema and its symptoms better in the test and get an initial orientation thanks to our lipedema tests.
Lipedema diagnosis: symptoms, challenges and the role of professionals.
Diagnosing lipedema can be a complex challenge as the symptoms are both complex and easily confused with other conditions.
The diagnostic journey to uncover lipedema is often a grueling experience, masked by symptoms that are experienced very differently by individuals. It is therefore crucial not only to rely on a lipedema test, but also to consult healthcare professionals who are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of lipedema.
Symptoms similar to lipedema can also occur in conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic musculoskeletal pain, polyneuropathy or chronic venous insufficiency.
Symptoms include, among others:
- Pain and a feeling of tightness in the arms and legs
- A feeling of heaviness in the extremities
- General exhaustion and a feeling of fatigue
For a targeted and well-founded diagnosis, not only your described symptoms or a lipedema test carried out are important, but a thorough physical examination is also essential. There are currently no technical procedures that can clearly confirm lipedema. Sonographic examinations may provide clues but, like a lipedema test, do not provide conclusive proof of the presence of lipedema.
What is a lipedema self-test?
Recognizing lipedema – you can use tests to do this. However, the lipedema test only serves as a first milestone on your possible path to diagnosis. In this test, we ask you 10 questions that focus on the symptoms of lipedema as observed in a large number of affected women. However, it is important for us to emphasize that this lipedema test in no way can or should replace a personal visit to the doctor. A clear diagnosis can only be determined in direct, specialist dialog with a phlebologist, your family doctor or during a consultation in our clinic. You should therefore use this test as an initial guide, but not as a final diagnosis.
The lipedema test
To complete the lipedema test, take a moment to reflect honestly on your physical experiences. Pay particular attention to symptoms that you may have been experiencing since your younger years and answer each question as honestly as possible. This is the only way you will be able to complete a lipedema check with the help of the test. Once you have your results, you can then find out about possible therapies and doctors who can treat you.
After the test is before the diagnosis – the next steps
Being diagnosed with Lipedema can bring emotional highs and lows, but also offers the possibility of targeted treatment that promises to reduce symptoms. The lipedema test as well as the medical examinations and your personal observations and notes are key elements in the early identification and treatment of this condition.
FAQ – Lipedema test
Can I take a lipedema test to a doctor?
Of course, you can take the self-test with you as additional information to your consultation with your doctor. This test provides the doctor with an initial overview that can help him or her to clarify certain questions regarding your well-being and your health situation as part of the medical history.
I have noticed symptomes in the course of a lipedema test. What should I do next?
It is generally advisable to consult a doctor if you notice any symptoms. In the case of potential lipedema, it may be helpful to keep a record of any signs you notice, for example by taking photos or keeping a symptom diary. You can then present these records at the medical examination to support the diagnosis.
Am I necessarily affected by lipedema if I have answered yes to the majority of the questions in the lipedema test?
No, this is not necessarily the case. The symptoms of lipedema can coincide with those of other conditions. It is therefore important to consult a specialist in lipedema afterwards. Only a professional assessment will give you certainty and enable you to take specific steps to improve your well-being.