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Lymphatic Obstruction Lymphedema
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
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
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
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
I am suffering from lymphatic obstruction in my bot h calves , which is painfyull. What is its treatment?
Many: lymphedema afect the venous circulation and that will make thing more complicated because it will make edema worst the edema will compromise the skin perfusion that will cause changes in the skin,amd discoloration and could cause ulcers that is difficult to heal the amount of the edema could reach a level that could compromise the arterial perfusion and could cause ischemia ...Read more
Tissue swelling: 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. Yes I am certified in lymphatic therapy. We use fda approved lymphedema laser therapy for lymph drainage. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Abdominal, pelvic, right hip lymphedema, fevers suddenly began in 2011. No known cause. I understand lymphatic system blockage. Should i be concerned?
Lymphedema: Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition that requires daily care and attention. This is no different than a multitude of other medical problems like high blood pressure and diabetes. There are specialists in lymphedema that you should seek out. For example, many physical therapists specialize in the treatment (control) of lymphedema. Treatments include compression wraps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic lifelong problem that can be controlled but probably never cured. There are some new micro surgical techniques that are showing some promise but they aren't a cure either. They are simply an additional treatment tool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, ...Read more
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