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Does lasik medication help lymphedema?

Does lasik medication help lymphedema?

No: I think you mean "lasix", which is a type of water pill, or diuretic. These medicines cause you to urinate more and remove water from your body, but they do not treat lymphedema. Lymphedema is not caused by having too much water in your body. It is caused by faulty or damaged lymph vessels which can't drain the fluid from your arms and legs. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

Lymphedema is a medical condition in which the tiny amount fluid and protein that normally seeps out of blood vessels as it flows by cells cannot be returned to the blood vessels due to abnormalities in the lymph system, or the collecting ducts ...Read more


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Would I be a poor candidate for lasik surgery if I take medications that cause dry eyes?

Dry eye and LASIK: Patients with dry eye may need to use artificial tears or even Restasis for a month or so prior to having lasik. This will not only improve lasik outcomes and patient comfort, but it will also lead to more accurate pre-operative testing and planning. ...Read more

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How will an anti-inflammatory drug regimen affect my lasik surgery outcome? I am suffering from systemic lupus and take steroid anti-inflammatory drugs daily for a few years. These have noticeable side effects for me and wonder how my medication regimen w

It : It is unlikely the anti-inflammatory will have an impact. However, having lupus might influence your recovery rate, you may need more time for healing than a person without lupus. Usually, we recommend that patient not be in an acute inflammatory state with their lupus, symptoms are minimal at the time of lasik surgery. Be sure you lasik surgeon knows you have lupus, also discuss your upcoming lasik surgery with the provider monitoring your lupus. ...Read more

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Does lasik hurt?

Does lasik  hurt?

No: The procedure itself is painless (although you will feel some pressure). In the few days after, you will have some scratchiness but you shouldn't have any pain. ...Read more

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What does lasik mean?

LASIK : Lasik is a procedure that refers to the creation of a corneal flap, followed by laser to reshape the cornea. The flap is replaced. The goal is to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses. ...Read more

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How common is lymphedema?

How common is  lymphedema?

Surprisingly common: According to lymphnotes.Com (http://www.Lymphnotes.Com/article.Php/id/401/), in the U.S., just within the medicare age population, the number of persons afflicted with lymphedema, or at risk of developing it, exceeds 6.8 million individuals. That would include all causes of lyphedema both primary (don't know the cause) and secondary ( due to cancer, radiation, surgery, etc.). ...Read more

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I want to know about Lasik.

LASIK: This is a laser driven device to modify the cornea of the eye and shape a new lens to correct vision. It is safe, widely available with good results. There are many that offer it and they can tell you the details which are too numerous to list in this short answer space. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for lymphedema?

Who is at risk for lymphedema?

Surgery+/-Radiation: Anything that disrupts the lymphatic microcirculation of an extremity can cause lymphedema. The most common cause is the surgical removal of lymph nodes (ln) to stage certain cancers (breast and melanoma, most commonly). Breast cancer treatment often includes radiation therapy; if the lns are included in the radiation field, the risks increase. Thankfully, rates are down due to new techniques. ...Read more

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Lymphedema bandages alternative?

Lymphedema bandages alternative?

Compression Pump: There are a couple of compression pump systems that are in use today approved by the fda for lymphedema. All you need is an rx from your doctor to have a pump prescribed for you and the inflation bags fitted appropriately. ...Read more

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