Are you seeking for a garment that is designed to be more comfortable and supports your active lifestyle? Do you have fragile skin? Are you using compression garments for the first time? JOBST Confidence was developed for mild and moderate lymphedema and lipedema patients*, inspired by the need for a more individualized garment. It features a unique Contour Fit technology that conforms to your body shape even more accurately than before.
*without pronounced skin folds and shape distortions
Get to know the different JOBST Confidence styles that are now available as Thigh High, Knee High, and Armsleeve, and start moving freely with compression.
Set Goals: Work with your healthcare professional to set yourself achievable goals. These can be reviewed after a short time to avoid getting stuck in habits that don’t work for you. This should prevent you from becoming overwhelmed in your self-care plan.
Move that Lymph: Exercise and regular movement activates your muscles pump and increases the lymph flow out of swollen areas. Try Nordic walking, swimming, yoga and aqua-gym.
Care for your skin: Keeping your skin properly hydrated and crack-free is essential in preventing infections, such as bacterial cellulitis. Avoid taking hot showers and moisture twice daily with an appropriate product that should be well absorbed before applying your garments.
Give yourself a massage: Light, repetitive skin-stretching movements help to move the lymphatic fluid from your swollen areas. Ask your healthcare professional to show you how to apply Self Lymphatic Drainage.
Step up the pace! Generally speaking, the fitter you are, the healthier you are. Being active also helps with your general well-being. Maintaining daily activity and physical exercise is important - swimming and other exercises in
water are particularly helpful because they reduce strain on joints and muscles.
Maintain a healthy weight: Keeping your weight healthy is an important element of your lipedema management. Keep your weight as stable as possible - try to avoid ‘fad’ diets as they are hard to maintain. Adopting a healthy, regular and well-balanced approach to eating will be far more successful and sustainable in the long term.
Get a helping hand: In addition to the physical aspects, the psychological impact on your condition plays an important part and needs to be adressed in the management of your lipedema. Finding ways to help build your confidence and emotional well-being can really help you confront your condition. Your healthcare professional can support you, plus there are many educational resources online to help.