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How Do Physicians Treat Lymphedema
Compression: It is treated with a pump, compression with support hose. Internist may try water pills with some effect. I have found enzymes helpful in realist cases such as bromelain, a pineapple enzyme 3-6 a da in divided doses 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?
It is treatable: Lymphedema can be treated but usually not completely cured. Long term treatment measures needed. An expert physical therapist can be very helpful. Please check with your doctor for appropriate referrals. You may check the web page of american cancer society, mayo clinic and other reputable organizations. This link can also give you additional info: http://www.Lymphnet.Org/ good luck. ...Read more
Yes: If you have swelling that is more than usual and is not going away, then a trip to the primary physician makes sense. There are many reasons people develop swelling....Kidney problems, heart problems, lymphedema, venous insufficiency etc. It is important to have it checked out and know the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lymphedema: Lymphedema is usually not an emergency as it is progressive and rarely requires emergent care. The typical er physician is not expert, per se, in this disorder. The exception is secondary infection that may occur -- and may be difficult to differentiate from usual inflammation from chronic -- lymphedema. Seek help from your primary care physician or from an active wound care center for help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is Lymphedema Contagious? Is there a reason doctor's wear gloves when examining patients with lymphedema?
Lymphedema i was born with it according to the doctor. I started to notice it when i turned 12 because of the swelling! is there any cure I am 18 now?
No cure.: There are many types of lymphedema and some are congenital and some can occur at later ages. Unfortunately there is no cure for lymphedema but there are many types of symptomatic treatment to control it. Leg elevation, support hose, compression pumps, lymphedema massage, skin emollients, exercise and keeping a good weight all help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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