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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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The Lymphedema Treatment Act

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This article was written by Heather Ferguson, the Founder and Executive Director of the Lymphedema Advocacy Group. Heather’s relationship with lymphedema began with the birth of her twin boys, Devdan and Dylan, in September of 2006. Dylan was born with primary lymphedema. Her desire to advocate on behalf of lymphedema patients took root when she . . . → Read More: The Lymphedema Treatment Act

New Edition of Lymphedema Management Book

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Steve Norton and I are excited to announce our new, 4th edition of the textbook Lymphedema Management; The Comprehensive Guide for Practitioners!

Our publisher’s petition for a 4th edition was a clear indication that awareness and treatment for lymphedema are rapidly expanding in the United States and the English-speaking world. The . . . → Read More: New Edition of Lymphedema Management Book

Obesity and Lymphedema

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Early diagnosis and intervention of lymphedema are crucial for optimal treatment results. Whether lymphedema is caused by developmental abnormalities (primary lymphedema), or surgery/radiation to the lymphatic system (secondary lymphedema), the possible long-term physical and psycho-social burden resulting from untreated or mistreated lymphedema can be serious.

The classification of lymphedema into primary and secondary has . . . → Read More: Obesity and Lymphedema

Liposuction and Lymphedema?

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Various surgical procedures for the treatment of lymphedema have been practiced for over a century and advancements in medical technologies have led to increased discussion of the role surgical treatment as an alternative or additional treatment option for a select group of patients affected by lymphedema.

Recent research indicates that the surgical . . . → Read More: Liposuction and Lymphedema?

Yoga for Lymphedema

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The newly released 2016 Yoga in America Study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance shows that the number of yoga practitioners in the United States has increased to more than 36 million, up from 20.4 million in 2012. Yoga, a practice rooted in over 5000 years of ancient Indian texts and traditions, . . . → Read More: Yoga for Lymphedema

The Role of Various Exercise Modalities in the Treatment of Lymphedema

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When a portion of the lymphatic system is injured by trauma, surgery or radiation, or develops abnormally, the functionality of the lymphatic system is impaired. In many cases this can cause swelling, which most often affects the upper or lower extremities.

A well-balanced exercise program in combination with other treatment options used in . . . → Read More: The Role of Various Exercise Modalities in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Reconstructive Surgery for the Treatment of Lymphedema?

TweetVarious surgical procedures for the treatment of lymphedema have been practiced for over a century and advancements in medical technologies have led to increased discussion of the role surgical treatment as an alternative or additional treatment option for a select group of patients affected by lymphedema. Recent research indicates that the surgical approach to . . . → Read More: Reconstructive Surgery for the Treatment of Lymphedema?

Thank you, Lymphedema

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I am glad to share with you an inspiring article written by one of my most favorite people, a big lymphedema‬ advocate, and co-host of a radio show devoted to raise lymphedema awareness, the Lymphedema Mavens radio podcast: Cynthia McKenzie Judge -most know her as “MsCJay”:

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Suction Assisted Protein Lipectomy (SAPL) For The Treatment Of Chronic Lymphedema

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This article is a follow up to the discussion of the role of surgical procedures, in this case suction assisted protein lipectomy (SAPL), or liposuction, as an additional treatment option for lymphedema (see: Liposuction for the Treatment of Lymphedema?).

Please keep in mind that any surgical approach to treat lymphedema should be . . . → Read More: Suction Assisted Protein Lipectomy (SAPL) For The Treatment Of Chronic Lymphedema

Debunking Lymphedema Risk Reduction Behaviors: Not So Fast

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I would like to thank Dr. Judith Nudelman for writing this article on the importance of practicing appropriate risk reduction for individuals affected by, or at risk of developing lymphedema.

Dr. Nudelman is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Clinical at Alpert Medical School, Brown University. She is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist . . . → Read More: Debunking Lymphedema Risk Reduction Behaviors: Not So Fast