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Joachim Zuther, Lymphedema Specialist. Read more
Lohmann Rauscher
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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

Abdominal . . . → Read More: The Benefits of Abdominal Breathing Exercises in the Management of Lymphedema

The Effect of Post-Surgical Exercise and Therapy on Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Risk

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I am very grateful to Carol Doeringer, lymphedema patient and advocate, who submitted this interesting and very insightful contribution on the risk factors contributing to breast cancer related lymphedema. 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. . . . → Read More: The Effect of Post-Surgical Exercise and Therapy on Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema Risk

Aerobic Exercises for Lymphedema

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This is the first part in a three-part series covering exercises for patients affected by lymphedema. Part two will cover resistive exercises; part three will discuss decongestive and breathing exercises – so stay tuned.

Patients affected by lymphedema can and should be active, and those who never exercised before should consider starting that . . . → Read More: Aerobic Exercises for Lymphedema