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

2020-10-23T12:56:37-07:00October 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

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

Skin Care Tips for Lymphedema Management

Skin Care Tips for Lymphedema Management   Skin care  is a very important component in Lymphedema management. People with Lymphedema can experience many changes in their skin. Many people with Lymphedema experience a 'hardening' of the skin where it becomes stiff and often dry. To help avoid skin problems due

2020-08-06T21:33:18-07:00August 6th, 2020|lymphedema, lymphedema treatment|0 Comments

Nutrition, Exercise and Lymphedema

Nutrition, Exercise & Lymphedema Did You Know...  If you have Lymphedema, the foods that you eat not only impact your overall health and weight, but also have a huge impact on your Lymphedema.. Learn more about how nutrition and exercise can effect your Lymphedema.    Sodium It is always important to consume

2020-08-03T20:43:51-07:00August 3rd, 2020|lymphedema, lymphedema treatment, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Patient Testimonials

Lymphedema is a chronic condition, but Lymphedema treatment can make all the difference. Take a moment to hear how Complete Decongestive Therapy has changed these Lymphedema Therapy Specialists patients' lives.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMZ6KSuH3Y8   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mghe72Btp2M

Lymphedema Therapy – Lymphatic massage vs. Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Lymphedema Therapy The term massage means "to knead" (Gr: massain) and is used to describe forms of "classical" or "Swedish" massage.10 The word is often misused to describe the techniques of manual lymph drainage, which is a gentle, manual treatment technique

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