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Compression Therapy and its Role in the Treatment of Lymphedema

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Compression therapy applied by padded short-stretch bandages, compression garments, or alternative materials, such as adjustable compression devices, is an integral part of lymphedema management. The goal of compression therapy is to maintain and improve the reduction of the swelling achieved during lymphedema treatments.

It is important to understand that although the swelling in . . . → Read More: Compression Therapy and its Role in the Treatment of Lymphedema

Lipedema – Video and Information

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I would like to share with you an excellent video covering Lipedema.

Lipedema is a painful fat disorder and if left untreated can cause multiple secondary health problems, to include mobility issues and Lymphedema.  The quality of life, emotionally and physically, for individuals affected by Lipedema is often decreased due to the fact . . . → Read More: Lipedema – Video and Information

Effects of Manual Lymph Drainage on Systemic Scleroderma

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Today I would like to share with you a report on a study of the effects of manual lymph drainage (Vodder technique) on systemic scleroderma, which was published in the January 10 issue of “Lymphologie Aktuell”, the member journal of the German Society of Lymphology.

Introduction:

The impacts on the quality of life . . . → Read More: Effects of Manual Lymph Drainage on Systemic Scleroderma

Complications of Lymphedema

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Lymphedema is caused by a blockage or dysfunction of the lymphatic system, causing a disruption of the normal flow of lymph fluid, which may result in swelling affecting various parts of the body. Lymphedema most commonly presents in soft tissues of arms and legs; however, it may also affect the trunk, abdomen, head . . . → Read More: Complications of Lymphedema

Do’s and Don’ts for Lymphedema of the Leg

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Certain activities may trigger the onset of lymphedema, or may exacerbate the symptoms of existing lymphedema. Individuals affected by lymphedema and those at risk for developing it (everyone who has undergone lymph node excision and/or radiation treatments) should observe the following precautions. The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” below are based on decades of experience . . . → Read More: Do’s and Don’ts for Lymphedema of the Leg

Do’s and Don’ts for Lymphedema of the Arm

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Certain activities may trigger the onset of lymphedema, or may exacerbate the symptoms of existing lymphedema. Individuals affected by primary or secondary lymphedema and those at risk for developing it (everyone who has undergone lymph node excision and/or radiation treatments) should observe the following precautions. The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” below are based on . . . → Read More: Do’s and Don’ts for Lymphedema of the Arm

Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

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By Molly Clarke. Ms. Clarke is a regular contributor to the Social Security Disability Help blog where she works to promote disability awareness and assist individuals throughout the application process.

Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

Lymphedema is a condition that occurs when vessels in the lymphatic system become blocked.  Lymphedema . . . → Read More: Lymphedema and Social Security Disability Benefits: Do You Qualify?

The Benefits of Education Plus Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

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I am very grateful to Carol Doeringer, lymphedema patient and advocate, who submitted yet another insightful contribution on the subject of breast cancer related lymphedema (BCRL). The material is excerpted from a self-study course Carol has developed with the support of friends and experts in the lymphedema and nursing communities. The course is called Breast Cancer-Related Lymphedema: . . . → Read More: The Benefits of Education Plus Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

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Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is an advanced stage of venous disease that occurs when the inner lining of the veins and/or the valves located within the larger veins are not working sufficiently, causing venous blood to collect or “pool” in the veins (venous stasis).

As discussed in the last entry, the blood pressure . . . → Read More: Chronic Venous Insufficiency and the Effects on the Lymphatic System

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome

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The post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is an important chronic complication of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Another condition known as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) may develop following a PTS, which in some cases can be the cause for the onset of lymphedema, which is the reason for the discussion of this topic.

To better understand . . . → Read More: Deep Vein Thrombosis and Post-Thrombotic Syndrome