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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Lymphatic Obstruction (Overview)

Lymphatic obstruction is a medical condition caused by blockage of the lymph system. The lymph system is a series of ducts that normally collect the tiny amounts of fluid and protein that seeps out of blood vessels as they flows by cells. Blockage of this system can lead to fluid collection outside the blood vessels, as manifested by puffiness.


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What is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction?

What is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction?

MLD/CDT: Lymphatic obstruction usually leads to lymphedema. The most effective treatment for lymphedema is the proper application of manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy. See a vascular surgeon that has a special interest in lymphedema or chronic venous insufficiency. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Lymphatic Obstruction (Overview)

Lymphatic obstruction is a medical condition caused by blockage of the lymph system. The lymph system is a series of ducts that normally collect the tiny amounts of fluid and protein that seeps out of blood vessels as they flows by cells. Blockage of this system can lead to fluid collection outside the blood vessels, as manifested by puffiness.


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What is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction of leg?

What is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction of leg?

Level: The obvious answer is like a plumber would say, unclog where clogged. Lymph fluid drains along its own corridors and is assisted with pumping from the muscles and valves. If there is obstruction, it must be removed for the circulation to resume. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Tip)

Managing TMJ

Have your occlusion evaluated and have an upper acrylic guard fabricated if grinding/clenching. ...See more

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Which is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction of leg?

Which is the treatment of lymphatic obstruction of leg?

Difficult problem: Compression stockings or external wraps like ACE bandages, intermittent elevation of the extremity, and MLD (manual lymphatic drainage). this is a form of massage therapy that kneads and pushes the lymphatic fluid out of the extremity, hopefully dilating or forming new pathways in the process. It takes time. Be patient. ...Read more

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I am suffering from lymphatic obstruction in my bot h calves , which is painfyull. What is its treatment?

I am  suffering from lymphatic obstruction in my bot h calves , which is painfyull. What is its treatment?

Obstructio: Unfortunately lymphatic obstruction is difficult to treat. Elevation of legs may help but most patients need lymphatic massage therapy. Compression stockings may or may not be helpful. If possible have cause of lymphatic obstruction treated as well. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Tip)

Have your occlusion (bite) evaluated and have an upper acrylic guard fabricated if grinding /clench. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: lymphatic?

What is the definition or description of: lymphatic?

Fluid vessels: Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues which would gradually expand. ...Read more

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What is the lymphatic system?

Infection Defense: The lymph system is the part of the immune system comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph unidirectionally toward the heart. Lymphoid tissue is found in many organs, particularly the lymph nodes, and in the lymphoid follicles associated with the digestive system such as the tonsils. It is part of your body's infection fighting system. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Tip)

Managing TMJ

Don't chew gum. Soft diet. See orthodontist to check your occlusion. Ask about occlusal orthotic. ...See more

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What does the lymphatic system do?

Lymph nodes: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. The lymph reaches the lymph nodes where infection and cancer cells are seperated and processed by the body. ...Read more

Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more