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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
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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

Liposuction for the Treatment of 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 approach . . . → Read More: Liposuction for the Treatment of Lymphedema?

The Benefits of Abdominal Breathing Exercises in the Management of Lymphedema

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Unlike the heart in the blood circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have an active pump to propel lymphatic fluid back to the bloodstream. Effective lymph flow depends on sufficient muscle and joint activity, especially if the functionality of the lymphatic system is compromised.

The Deep Lymphatic System

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Why Exercises should be Part of Your Lymphedema Treatment Regimen

TweetThe positive impact a well-tailored regular exercise program can have on a healthy lifestyle, improvement of general well being, increased energy level, and stress and weight management is well known. Additional benefits of exercises for those individuals at risk of, or have lymphedema include improved limb flexibility, range of movement, and most importantly increased . . . → Read More: Why Exercises should be Part of Your Lymphedema Treatment Regimen

Nobel Prize for Discoveries on the Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis

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On October 5, 2015 one half of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine was jointly awarded to William C. Campbell and Satoshi Ōmura for their discoveries concerning a novel therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites. The research of Campbell and Ōmura has led to the development of drugs to effectively treat . . . → Read More: Nobel Prize for Discoveries on the Treatment of Lymphatic Filariasis