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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

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


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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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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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What organ system (besides the lymphatic system) does lymphedema affect?

What organ system (besides the lymphatic system) does lymphedema affect?

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

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What is lymphedema and do you treat lymphatic disorders?

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 more

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How does lymphedema usually begin?

Swelling: Typically after an injury (and surgery can be considered an injury) the lymphatics can become damaged and the limb can swell. ...Read more

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Could you tell me anything about lymphedema?

Could you tell me anything about lymphedema?

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 more

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Can there be a permanent solution to lymphedema?

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 more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Lymphatic Obstruction (Definition)

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


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