My gynecologist in Augsburg is great. Not only because she has accompanied me confidently through times of crisis, but also because she is well informed about lipedema. But that's rarely the case with gynecologists, isn't it? Time to change that!
Why then, gynecologists?
Every time we visit, we give ourselves a little update and of course come quickly to talk about lipedema. I learn from her, she learns from me - try it out, it's really fun! But much more important last time was her statement that gynecologists should urgently become lipedema and lymphedema experts.
Why? Because they are the doctors who most often see the bare legs of every single patient.
Awesome, isn't it? Imagine a world full of enlightened gynecologists who could at least ask the visually conspicuous cases whether the most common symptoms sound familiar to them. A whole new movement of prevention would be possible as early as the teenage years.
Put an end to unnecessary hormone fluctuations
If we look a little further into the future and the suspicion that lipedema is promoted by female sex hormones is proven, it is all the more important to have the gynecologist on board. How many contraceptive and, worse still, no contraceptive hormones could be prevented? No unnecessary hormone fluctuations, which in the worst case could affect the course of the lipedema.
Off to the gynecologist - we have a mission
Each and every one of us now has a mission. When everyone who reads this article tells their gynecologist about their disease, a very special movement will be started! Take flyers, information material or magazines with you into the treatment room and show the possibilities of how to draw attention to lipedema and lymphedema even in the waiting area. Of course, my doctor has z. B. the Lipedema Awareness Cards already out.
Share the message and the idea and together we can really get something going. Höhö, ... legs.
Here we go!