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Yes: There are few lymphedema specialists around as dr. Clark said, but they do exist--usually at university hospital centers. Otherwise, the job gets done by phlebologists, vascular medicine specialists, vascular surgeons, and some internists. What is probably at least as important as the doctor you see is getting hooked into a lymphedema clinic and a good lymphedema therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several choices: There are several medical specialties that focus on lympedema. In order of frequency: vascular medicine specialist, vein specialist also called phlebologist , vascular surgeons, dermatology, cardiology and family practice focus on lymphedema in their practices. All of these specialties diagnose and treat lymphedema, but there is no single specialty that diagnosis or treats lymphedema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do about having to stand up all day during work if I have lymphedema and vein insufficiency?
Treat the veins: I would recommend that you wear graduated compression stockings and have the veins treated by evla or vnus and foam sclerotherapy. I generally recommend that you wear thigh high stockings with a compression of a minimum 20 to 30 mmhg (class i) but prefer the 30 to 40 mmhg (class ii). Treatment of the underlying venous insufficiency will likely improve the swelling. ...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
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
Compression: Visit a lymphedema clinic if possible. They will help coordinate your treatment plan. Compression, compression, compression is most effective at bringing down swelling and for maintenance (ace wraps, stockings, etc.). Leg elevation at the end of the day. Massage therapy is offered by many lymphedema clinics. Sometimes a diuretic (water pill) can help bring down the swelling....Ask your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I wear compression socks for lymphedema. I stand for 8 hours per day. My leg hurts. What can I use to help prevent the hurt?
Compression pump: Lymphedema is chronic condition that is tough to manage. The basic involve good stockings adequate compression strength durability & fitted properly stockings & home message and breathing exercises. Next step involves intermittent sequential compression pump to remove excess swelling the first steps haven't removed. Make sure the basic are covered. Weight loss may help. Don't get discouraged! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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