lymphedema

COMPRESSION BANDAGING

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 Asked Questions— How can I …

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sleep apnea and lymphedema

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 stops breathing multiple times while they are …

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Lymphedema Friendly Travel

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 in swelling. Stay Compressed During …

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Lymphedema Therapy Specialists

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 due to a problem when …

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Lipedema-vs.-Lymphedema

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 arms. Lymphedema Lymphedema occurs in …

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breast cancer

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 to multiple studies cited in …

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Cellulitis

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, most commonly streptococcus and staphylococcus, enter …

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Compression Wear

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 Lymphedema treatment to help patients have options …

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