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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


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Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, i mean waist is not a problem?

Do you know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs, i mean waist is not a problem?

Medical supply store: Graduated compression hose generally require a prescription from you doctor. They will need to specify the extent of the pressure needed and you will need to get measured for them. This is usually a service of a medical supply store in your community . These are generally not available at pharmacies or drug stores. ...Read more

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Lymphedema? Bilateral symmetrical swelling of the mid-back. Non-pitting, soft , no pain, no swollen nodes sudden onset, slight less swollen post 1 wk

Lymphedema : Did you have a procedure done. Are you post op from bilateral mastectomies? If this is the case then i would let more time pass. There are postmastectomy physical therapy guidelines that can help if this is your situation. ...Read more

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I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?

I've got lymphedema. Lymphedema is not draining much especially around abdominal area. Are there any good yoga poses for lymphedema drainage?

First try: The traditional treatments , measured eastic bandages elivation , edema pumps etc, advise from your doctor , including physical thrapy. If there is infection to eliminate it( treat ) , then if you want and if you can do try 'shirashasana' for couple of hrs stay on your head with legs up in air . Easpecially good for leg edema. ...Read more

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Does any doctor here know where to buy pants for someone with lymphedema swollen legs?

Med Supply Store: What you may be looking for are graduated compression stockings. These are not the generic support hose bought at a drug store although they can be very helpful. For lymphedema a heavier stocking is usually required and needs a prescription designating the pressure of the stocking needed,eg 20 or 40 mmHg pressure. These are usually found at medical supply stores . ...Read more

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How can I prevent swelling on my ankles due to lymphedema (caused by abdominal surgery)?

How can I prevent swelling on my ankles due to lymphedema (caused by abdominal surgery)?

Compression: Lymphedema is cause impaired circulation of lymph. Normally the compression of muscles propels the lymph through lymphatic system, however if the is obstruction it need extra help. That can from compression stockings, lymphatic massage, or compression boots or pumps that inflate. All of these things give an extra boost to lymph circulation. ...Read more

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My legs and feet have been swollen for over a year. I have just been told that I have lymphedema. The only thing about that is that I have a terrible shooting pain. What should I do?

My legs and feet have been swollen for over a year. I have just been told that I have lymphedema. The only thing about that is that I have a terrible shooting pain. What should I do?

Most commonly: Cause by removal of or damage if lymph node by cancer. Do you have cancer or cancer treatment? Symptoms are tightness and aching/discomfort, decrease range of motion, hardening of the skin, infections. Cancer, infections like parasites, surgery and congenital causes. Terrible pain not common but in theory peripheral neuropathy and compartment syndrome a possibility. See your physician asap. ...Read more

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I don't have lymphedema but I have drainage issues legs to stomach swelling would "ckls" help my edema drainage issue?

I don't have lymphedema but I have drainage issues legs to stomach swelling would "ckls" help my edema drainage issue?

Careful: Your symptoms could suggest a number of various diagnoses, some of which could be very serious. If you haven't received expert medical advice on the diagnosis responsible for your symptom, i would encourage you do so before embarking on a herbal remedy. ...Read more

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Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

Tingling, flu like symptoms, fevers from zerona laser, but extreme fat loss. Still ill + chronic lymphedema in flanks & abdomen 1.5 yrs. What now?!

See your doctor.: Low level zerona laser is unlikely to cause the symptoms you describe, even if they seemed to coincide with zerona treatments. At least you had good fat loss, but your other symptoms are probably from something else going on with your medical health. It's "easy" to "blame" zerona, but low level laser is truly not the cause of these issues. See you doctor for work-up and proper diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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