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Welcome to Lymphedema Therapy Specialists
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“At Lymphedema Therapy Specialists, we live to serve. This is God’s space. We are here as the hands and heart of Jesus for every hurting person that walks through our doors. We understand lymphedema, and are passionate about your healing.”
Houston Lymphedema Clinic: Our Company
Lymphedema Therapy Specialists is a private, outpatient Lymphedema clinic located in Houston, Texas. Our providers and clinicians have years of experience treating Lymphedema. We are committed to helping our patients achieve the lowest possible level of swelling and providing them with the education and resources needed to maintain and manage their swelling and symptoms.
An Introduction to Your Treatment
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Experienced and Caring Professionals
As with any condition, early detection and treatment can prevent further and more serious consequences. Some initial signs and symptoms of Lymphedema include a feeling of heaviness, tightness, or fullness of affected areas. Patients that receive treatment right away can avoid complications such as infection or wounds. If you think you may have Lymphedema, please contact us immediately. We are delighted to serve as your Houston Lymphedema Clinic.
Improving Lymphedema can be achieved by a variety of treatment techniques. Our Complete Decongestive Physiotherapy program uses a combination of manual therapy, compression bandaging, pneumatic compression pump therapy, garments and wound care. Our medical professionals are highly educated with specialized training to successfully treat your symptoms.
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Lymphedema Treatment Explained
Lymphedema is considered a long-term condition where excess fluid collects in the tissues of the body and causes extreme swelling. The fluid that circulates throughout the lymphatic system is called lymph. When excess lymph fluid accumulates, swelling occurs and often causes pain and discomfort such as feelings of heaviness or pressure to extremities.
The lymphatic system is vital in keeping the body’s immune system functioning properly. Your lymphatic system is a network of organs, cells, ducts, and lymph nodes that can be found throughout your body. Untreated lymphedema can lead to lymphangitis, or inflammation of the lymphatic system, which is a major component of your immune system. Lymphangitis can spread rapidly, which can lead to complications such as cellulitis, a skin infection, or sepsis, a bodily infection that can be life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention.
Lymphatic drainage is a helpful process to maintain the lymphatic system in good condition for optimum health. The main purpose of the lymphatic system is to encourage the immune system to operate well during the normal process of cleaning and nourishing all the cells in the body, regardless of their function. A lymphatic system that is functioning poorly can adversely affect every part of the body. Lymphatic drainage techniques can mitigate the effects of unhealthy lifestyle choices and environmental pollutants that can compromise the immune system. Learn more about Lymphedema including research, World Lymphedema Day, and the annual Global Run/Walk to Fight Lymphatic Disease.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), developed by Dr. Emil & Dr. Estrid Vodder in 1932, is a manual therapy similar to a massage designed to encourage the circulation of lymph fluid out of the swollen area and back through the lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage is done through a combination of techniques that are specifically designed to stimulate the flow of lymph in the body. People may benefit from lymphatic drainage to treat a wide array of disorders, from edema (swelling) to wrinkles.
Medical professionals can attend extensive schooling and training to become certified in MLD. With it’s proven efficacy in reducing swelling in Lymphedema patients, MLD is a staple of Lymphedema treatment. Doctors often recommend patients who have undergone specific surgeries or treatments to get MLD, also referred to as a lymphatic massage, as it is preventative care to prevent swelling and the development of Lymphedema.
In addition to manual lymph drainage, other therapies can also assist patients that suffer from lymphedema. Pneumatic compression therapy is well-established as a component of lymphedema therapy and works by improving venous circulation for anyone suffering from venous insufficiency. Compression of the limb may be applied in various ways including multi-layer bandaging, compression stockings, custom compression garments, and compression orthotics. Our Houston Lymhedema Clinic is here to help you in your treatment journey.
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