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Are lymphedema pumps helpful?

Are lymphedema pumps helpful?

Yes: To a certain degree - people can develop genital edema if abdominal area not draining well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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Are lymphedema pumps effective?

Are lymphedema pumps effective?

Yes: The pumps are effective if used correctly. As soon as the session is completed the extremity should be compressed in a garment or a bandage. This should be continued on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Compression stockings help with chronic venous insufficiency?

Yep...sure can: Compression stockings can be very useful and actually the primary treatment in those patients with venous insufficiency, whether of the deep veins or the superficial veins. They aid in lessening the distention of varicose veins which causes aching, decreasing fluid accumulation in the tissues, and also help by decreasing inflammation. ...Read more

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Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Do compression stockings help with venous stasis ulcers?

Venous Ulcer RX: Compression is the key to treating venous stasis ulcerations. In a comprehensive wound care center, there are many different types of compression used. First, make sure that the level of compression that is being used is safe to use. Your wound care professionals will be able to assist you through this process. ...Read more

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Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

Have varicose veins & saphenous vein valve not working. Why worse when using compression stocking or sitting/elevating leg? Heaviness, tingling foot.

Varicose vein Rx.: Varicose veins are due to malfunctioning (refluxing) valves of the saphenous system of veins. Wearing compression hose is a medical management of the veins but it does not treat the underlying valve problem. If compression does not improve your systems or worsens them then you require a closure procedure to seal the leaking valves. See a vein specialist for a full venous evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Physiotherapy for varicose veins?

Physiotherapy for varicose veins?

Not effective.: Physiotherapy is not an effective treatment for varicose veins. The gold standard for varicose vein treatment is a venous ultrasound to look for malfunctioning valves and then treatment of them with a closure procedure and either microphlebectomies or sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery bypass surgery compatible with varicose veins?

Yes and No: Coronary artery bypass requires some form of conduit for bypass. Superficial veins from the lower limbs have been used for bypass. Smaller arteries from the underside of the chest wall have been used in favor of veins for the left side of the heart. Early enlarged varicose veins can still be used for bypass; however more advanced wall bulges and wall aneurysms Prohibit use of the varicosed veins. ...Read more

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Whats the different bw pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary edema ?

Whats the different bw pulmonary venous congestion and pulmonary edema ?

Pul edema terms: They are both describing the same thing. When a radiologist describes pulmonary venous congestion, it usually means that he or she is less certain of the diagnosis or that the findings on the x-ray or mild or borderline in appearance. ...Read more

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Can wearing compression stockings too tight cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis ?

Can wearing compression stockings too tight cause a Deep Vein Thrombosis ?

Probably not: these stockings are devised to distribute force or compression equally. As such they are meant to retard and not foster DVT formation ...Read more

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Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Medical Records state, GASTROINTESTINAL PROPHYLAXIS W/PROTON PUMP INHIBITOR & DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS PROPHYLAXIS W/SEQUENTIAL COMPRESSION DEVICE. What does that mean?

Precaution care: It sounds like these are precautions taken to prevent surgical or hospitalization (bedrest) complications due to inactivity and not eating. Stomach acid is reduced with proton pump inhibitor meds and deep vein thrombosis caused by venous stasis prevented with a device that wraps around the calves and squeezes intermittently. ...Read more

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Is lymphedema painful?

Sometimes: Although lymphedema can sometimes be painful, more often it is not. If you have a limb that looks like it is affected by lymphedema but it hurts, it is more likely to be lipidedema. Some say that lipidema is lymphedma with pain. ...Read more

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Does a right atrium dilated, RV pressure of 25-30 mHg, IVC dynamics 5-10 mmHg subjective possibly of pulmonary hypertension or heart failure?

Does a right atrium dilated, RV pressure of 25-30 mHg, IVC dynamics 5-10 mmHg subjective possibly of pulmonary hypertension or heart failure?

If accurate, only: mildly ?ed. RA ~10 mmHg, RV systolic ~25 mmg Hg generally ~optimally healthy; similar to the values stated. Thus RA enlargement likely: mismeasurement (common, not rare; study image data yourself), marked tricuspid regurgitation, congenital variant, atrial muscle problem [eg advanced arterial disease in RA arteries; (lumens too small to see by angiography) producing RA ischemia/fibrosis], etc. ...Read more

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Can compression stockings get rid of varicose veins?

Can compression stockings get rid of varicose veins?

No: Varicose veins are broken and compression stockings can't fix them. Stockings can, and usually do, make your legs feel better while you wear them though. They can also help to keep you from getting new varicose veins too. The best place to get compression stockings is from a trained fitter who can make sure that the stockings you get fit properly. You also don't want to use ted hose. ...Read more

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Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Treatment of varicose vein by physiotherapy?

Not that I know of: There are many causes for this that include family history, multiple pregnancies, obesity and trauma. There are many safe and effective medical and surgical treatments for this condition. Best to meet with a surgeon that specializes in this area to discuss compression therapy, rfa, evla, MOCA and other like treatments ...Read more

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Should a patient who has veinous ulcers developing under the skin wear decompression stockings? Patient has fluid on lungs; some edema; chf. ?

Should a patient who has veinous ulcers developing under the skin wear decompression stockings? Patient has fluid on lungs; some edema; chf. ?

Venous ulcers: Venous stasis ulcers are exacerbated by swelling of the ankles. Compression stockings that help to keep the swelling down are beneficial. If actual ulcers are present treatment of the ulcers will also be required and you should see your doctor for that. ...Read more