How does lymphedema develop in lipedema
Before we get on the subject Rutin in lipedema come, I would first like to explain how lymphedema can develop in lipedema. Lipedema patients are usually afflicted by agonizing lymphedema at a later stage of their disease at the latest. The legs become heavy as lead. Bruises are common. Shoes or boots no longer fit your feet, especially during the day. During the day, you only literally squeeze into your favorite jeans, which you could still fit into in the morning. An uncomfortable feeling lies in the tissue from morning to night.
We are talking about the problem child of the so-called secondary lymphedema. This means that, in contrast to a primary lymphedema caused by a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system, it is directly related to another previous illness.
In our case, secondary lymphedema can develop if a Lipedema left untreated for too long. As a result, the existing lymphatic tracts are narrowed by the increased, diseased fatty tissue. Thus, the removal of the lymph load stagnates, and fluid collects in the intercellular space, the interstitium. This combination of lipedema and the following lymphedema is finally referred to as Lipo-lymphedema. This condition is usually promoted by an existing obesity (obesity). With the mentioned symptom combination, the backs of the feet and / or hands are usually swollen and both legs or arms are always affected symmetrically (in the same direction). Unfortunately, to this day, the well-known, primarily conservative measures such as compression therapy and manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) can only alleviate the symptoms, but not stop or cure the disease.
As a patient, what can you do to help prevent fluid accumulation?
Of course, primarily stimulate the lymph flow through the right movement! Long walks, cycling and z. B. Nordic walking. The main thing is that the body's circulation gets going, the lymphatic tracts are stimulated to do more work by activating the circulation and respiratory functions. It is best to choose sports that are not only fun and a repetitive act is easier, but also those in which the diseased tissue does not experience any major vibrations.
For example, a 5 km jogging run at a rapid pace or a jumping sport would not be recommended here. In addition, obesity should be avoided and existing overweight should be reduced. Otherwise it can lead to a further worsening of the lipedema and to an increased likelihood of consequential damage, such as B. osteoarthritis of the knee, skin infections, incorrect joint loads, etc. contribute. In addition, excessive heat should not act on the tissue (taking a sauna, etc.), because this promotes edema formation by widening the blood vessels in the skin. As a special tip in the fight against edema formation, I recommend my patients, for example, certain micronutrients and plant substances, which can improve the blood vessel and tissue situation. Many of those affected benefit enormously from this. Unfortunately, this is still often not established in the therapy of lipoedema or lymphedema and is largely unknown.
Rutin in lipedema - not only protects its plant host!
Rutin is a protective substance of certain plants, with the help of which the corresponding plant originally protects itself against harmful UV radiation. It is one of the so-called flavonoids (perhaps already heard in connection with wine or cocoa). Naturopathy has known the healing effects of this plant ingredient for many years and uses some of them in their traditional recipes. In our case of lymphedema, the rutin acts directly in the cell walls themselves, here especially in the blood vessels. It strengthens the cell walls in place. In addition, it inhibits any inflammation that occurs in the diseased tissue due to the stagnation of lymphatic drainage and the accumulation of harmful metabolic products. In addition, rutin has the positive side effect that its effects on the liver tissue can lead to an improvement in cholesterol and sugar levels! Outstanding!
The active ingredient rutin is usually obtained from red vine leaves and grapes as a fruit. In any case, it is a proven active ingredient to treat vascular problems! The rutin strengthens the walls of the blood vessels and keeps them elastic so that less water can collect in the tissue. The recommended effective dosage is around 200–400 mg rutin per day.