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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Wearing Compression Bandages

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Wearing Compression Bandages Many Lymphedema patients have lots of questions regarding going about their daily activities while wearing compression bandages.— While wearing compression bandages is an adjustment, you will still be able to perform most of your daily activities, such as walking, driving, etc. Some Frequently

Sleep Apnea and Lymphedema

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Lymphedema     Did You Know... In a study conducted by Roux, Villemur & et al., 74% of their subjects (whom all had Lymphedema) also presented with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common condition in which one experiences abnormal breathing patterns and actually

2021-01-07T14:56:52-07:00January 7th, 2021|lymphedema, lymphedema clinic, lymphedema treatment|0 Comments

Lymphedema Friendly Travel

Lymphedema Friendly Travel As we head into the season full of holidays and travel, it's important for all Lymphedema patients and at risk patients plan Lymphedema friendly trips. If you are at risk or have Lymphedema, please be aware and careful to avoid physical stresses that could trigger an increase

2020-12-04T09:44:19-07:00December 4th, 2020|lymphedema, lymphedema clinic, lymphedema treatment|0 Comments

Head and Neck Lymphedema

Head and Neck Lymphedema   While Lymphedema most commonly occurs in the extremities, it can occur in other regions such as the head and neck region, the breast and chest region or the genital region. There are 2 types of Lymphedema- primary and secondary. Primary lymphedema is hereditary and occurs

2020-11-19T15:26:14-07:00November 19th, 2020|lymphedema treatment, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Lymphedema

Chronic Venous Insufficiency and Lymphedema Chronic Venous Insufficiency Chronic Venous Insufficiency is a disease in which the veins stop functioning properly resulting in blood 'pooling' in the veins. This is due to blood clots in the lower extremities due to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in which the valves

2020-11-04T14:33:40-07:00November 4th, 2020|lymphedema treatment|0 Comments

Managing Your Lymphedema After Treatment

Managing Your Lymphedema After Treatment   It is very important to understand the fundamentals of managing your Lymphedema after treatment to maintain your progress. There are a few key components to successfully manage your Lymphedema at home-- Daily Use of Compression Wear Daily Use of Pneumatic Compression Device Maintain a

2020-10-30T10:25:17-07:00October 30th, 2020|lymphedema, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lymphedema vs Lipedema

Lymphedema vs. Lipedema Image source: https://www.swfhealthandwellness.com/lipedema-vs-lymphedema/ Lymphedema and lipedema, also known as lipoedema, are two distinctly different conditions with similar names. Lymphedema is a condition that occurs due to damage to the lymphatic system, while lipedema is a condition which involves a deposition of fat typically in the legs and

2021-08-09T12:02:58-07:00October 23rd, 2020|lymphedema, lymphedema clinic|0 Comments

Breast Cancer and Lymphedema

Breast Cancer and Lymphedema Lymphedema is commonly experienced in breast cancer patients who have undergone a mastectomy, lumpectomy or radiation. Often times, lymph nodes are removed or damaged during surgery or treatment. This damage to the lymphatic system can cause blockages in the lymph vessels resulting in swelling (Lymphedema). According

2020-10-01T12:28:39-07:00October 1st, 2020|lymphedema, lymphedema clinic, lymphedema treatment|0 Comments

Lymphedema and Cellulitis

Cellulitis and Lymphedema   One common complication that Lymphedema patients experience is a condition called Cellulitis. Cellulitis is a skin infection that can enter the body through a break in the skin, a scratch, an open wound or other pre-existing skin conditions. What is cellulitis ? Cellulitis occurs when bacteria,

2020-09-10T14:03:54-07:00September 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Compression Wear for Lymphedema

Compression Wear for Lymphedema     Compression garments or compression wear play a huge role in Lymphedema management. Compression wear provides an easy way to keep pressure on the affected area to manage swelling. For someone with significant Lymphedema, compression wear is recommended towards the end of a course of

2020-08-12T08:59:45-07:00August 12th, 2020|lymphedema, lymphedema treatment|0 Comments
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