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Doctor insights on: Manual Lymphatic Drainage Contraindications

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I'm diagnosed with lipoedema and have been told manual lymphatic drainage will not help- is this true?

I'm diagnosed with lipoedema and have been told manual lymphatic drainage will not help- is this true?

Possibly: Lipoedema is primarily a disorder of hypertrophied, excess fat in the limbs [ usually the legs }. Sometimes manual lymph drainage and compression can help. There may be some overlap with a separate medical condition lymphedema. There is no harm in trying. ...Read more

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Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What to do if I have been diagnosed with lipoedema and have been told manual lymphatic drainage will not help- is this true?

What to do if I have been diagnosed with lipoedema and have been told manual lymphatic drainage will not help- is this true?

Yes: Unfortunately, many treatments have been tried for lipedema, but not many have been helpful. Compression, weight loss, lymphatic drainage don't provide benefit. There have been some who have good success with liposuction, but you need to find a surgeon who is experienced in the procedure for this particular indication. Dr Stefan Raprich in Darmstadt Germany is an expert in this. ...Read more

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Is lymphatic drainage beneficial to my health?

Is lymphatic drainage beneficial to my health?

Lymphatic drainage: If you are healthy, then - no. If you have any disease in mind you want to ask, then let us know. ...Read more

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What are considered well accepted advantages of a lymphatic drainage massage?

What are considered well accepted advantages of a lymphatic drainage massage?

Certain circumstance: When you have an injury to or removal of parts of the lymphatic system, drainage to/from that area is affected. There can be massive swelling (lymphedema), resulting in pain, disability and deformity. In those cases, mld (manual lymphatic drainage) performed only by a specially trained therapist will provide excellent relief of the above problems. If no lymphatic damage, no real benefit to this. ...Read more

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How does the lymphatic system absorb body fluids for drainage?

How does the lymphatic system absorb body fluids for drainage?

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 do I deal with lymphatic drainage due to lymph node removal?

How do I deal with lymphatic drainage due to lymph node removal?

Compression, massage: If you have lymphedema from lymph node removal then your options are to wear a special fitted compression wrap on your arm. Something else that can help is lymphatic massage. ...Read more

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I have a lymphatic drainage problem - sluggish - and was wondering whether the chi machine or the air pressure lymphatic drainage machine is recommend?

I have a lymphatic drainage problem - sluggish - and was wondering whether the chi machine or the air pressure lymphatic drainage machine is recommend?

Possibly: The chi machine helps with meditation and can help you reach the Alpha wavlength. There are many lymphatic drainage machines available. We have the triactive laser which is fda approved for lymphatic drainage especially in breast cancer patients that have arm swelling. Check with the manufacturer and make sure it is fda approved for that use. ...Read more

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Is it possible that training after a lymphatic drainage massage, spread toxins around the body and cause flu like symptoms?

Is it possible that training after a lymphatic drainage massage, spread toxins around the body and cause flu like symptoms?

Not usually: For those with compromise of lymphatic drainage, manual lymphatic drainage moves the lymph fluid around the blocked area and gets it to where it needs to go. The movement of the lymph fluid which may contain bacteria, fungus, viruses or very digested food goes finally to the big blood vessels to be sent to processing areas. Training probably does not add much movement to already moving lymph. ...Read more

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Where the lingual tonsil drainage it's lymphatic blood?

Where the lingual tonsil drainage it's lymphatic blood?

Usually lymph: Lingual tonsils are most likely to drain into level 2-3 nodes which would be along the upper and middle so the sternocleidomastoid muscle. Usually the tonsil drains to the nodes on its side but can drain into both sides. ...Read more

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What does contraindication mean?

Contraindication: It means something shouldn't be taken or done. ...Read more

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Any contraindication of melatonin tablets?

Any contraindication of melatonin tablets?

No: With low doses and short term use (less than three months), there are few side effects. I also checked for interactions with your other meds and you're good. ...Read more

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Have mild OSA. About to try Provent. Already have an Oral Applicance I don't use. Any benefit/contraindication to using them together?

Have mild OSA. About to try Provent. Already have an Oral Applicance I don't use. Any benefit/contraindication to using them together?

FATIGUE WITH OSA: They are safe. Provigil and nuvigil help with energy and fatigue Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL. Wholeapproach. Com /gut loss. Com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP vs Hyoid suspension/Partial Glosectomy. Also vitamins to increase metabolism ribose/ubiquinol/carnatine. REJUVENATION-SCIENCE. COM. Topamax (topiramate) will help RLS. ...Read more

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Can atherosclerosis be a contraindication?

Can atherosclerosis be a contraindication?

Depends: It depends on what you mean. A contraindication to what? Exercising, flying an airplane, playing a sport? And it also would depend on how bad the atherosclerosis is. If it has not narrowed arteries enough to cause symptoms, then it probably would not lead to any restrictions. ...Read more

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Is there any contraindication to taking chlorthalidone and multaq?

Is there any contraindication to taking chlorthalidone and multaq?

Caution!: Chlorthalidone almost ALWAYS causes a low potassium which will un-do the beneficial effects of MulTaq. They're not contraindicated but you MUST have your potassium monitored and supplemented as needed to stay above 4.0! ...Read more

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Is epilepsy a contraindication for using ivermectin?

Is epilepsy a contraindication for using ivermectin?

No: This drug is used as one dose to treat intestinal warms---it does not have seizures warning---

some reactions has been described with overdosing, like taking repeated doses or have infection with other organisms

discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the primary contraindication (s) of keppray excluding known allergy?

Can you tell me which are the primary contraindication (s) of keppray excluding known allergy?

Include Following: If you are referring to Keppra (levetiracetam) contraindications/cautions include if pregnant, if kidney (renal) impairment, or if psychiatric disorder. Avoid abruptly withdrawaling this medication. ...Read more

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Is estrogen an absolute contraindication for women who get migraines, or is it dependent on duration or severity of migraines?

Is estrogen an absolute contraindication for women who get migraines, or is it dependent on duration or severity of migraines?

Migraine: I'm not aware that estrogens are an absolute contraindication for women who have migraine headaches uncomplicated by hypertension or vascular disease, but a neurologist would be best qualified to advise you. ...Read more

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Why is asthma a contraindication for ketoralac?

Why is asthma a contraindication for ketoralac?

Some have problems: A subset of asthmatics have Aspirin sensitive asthma. If you have never had a problem with Aspirin or Ibuprofen making your asthma worse it is probably safe. Aspirin sensitivity should be tested for and, if present, the usual treatment is desensitization plus daily, high dose aspirin. See your allergist or pulmonologist for more details. ...Read more

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Please advise what are the advantages, disadvantages, indication & contraindication of cpitn dental index?

Please advise what are the advantages, disadvantages, indication & contraindication of cpitn dental index?

CPITN Index: Used with commonsense and an understanding of periodontal disease, the cpitn procedure provides the epidemiologist and the practitioner with a practical means of assessing periodontal treatment needs. It is merely an aid in quantifying and comparing different individuals periodontal health or lack of it for screening and monitoring purposes. ...Read more

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Is simvastatin has contraindication with itraconazole?

Is simvastatin has contraindication with itraconazole?

Yes: Simvistatin at high levels has been shown to have a significant risk of muscle aches/pains and possible muscle damage which can lead to a lot of other problems. Itraconazole raises Simvistatin levels. If you are on a normal dose of Simvistatin the itraconazole could push your levels into the danger range. If you are going to be on the itraconazole for a limited time, you may want to be off Simva. ...Read more

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Is excessive salt intake a contraindication to diuretics?

Is excessive salt intake a contraindication to diuretics?

See answer: Excessive salt (sodium) intake leads to fluid retention and its associated risks of high blood pressure and edema. Diuretics used to rid the body of the excess salt/water. Excessive salt intake not only defeats the purpose and effectiveness of a diuretic but also magnifies the loss of potassium, magnesium, and calcium which can cause significant adverse effects. Too little salt can dehydrate. ...Read more

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Is there any contraindication for vitamin D3 supplements?

Is there any contraindication for vitamin D3 supplements?

Yes: Contraindications for vitamin d incude: Kidney disease, high levels of calcium in the blood, atherosclerosis, sarcoidosis, histoplasmosis, overactive parathroid gland, lymphoma ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lymphatic?

What is the definition or description of: lymphatic?

Fluid vessels: Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues which would gradually expand. ...Read more

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What is the lymphatic system?

What is the lymphatic system?

Infection Defense: The lymph system is the part of the immune system comprising a network of conduits called lymphatic vessels that carry a clear fluid called lymph unidirectionally toward the heart. Lymphoid tissue is found in many organs, particularly the lymph nodes, and in the lymphoid follicles associated with the digestive system such as the tonsils. It is part of your body's infection fighting system. ...Read more

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What does the lymphatic system do?

Lymph nodes: 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. The lymph reaches the lymph nodes where infection and cancer cells are seperated and processed by the body. ...Read more

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How does your lymphatic system work?

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 to cleanse the lymphatic system?

How to cleanse the lymphatic system?

Alternative: Lymphotonic, 2 capsules 3 times a? Day. Wheat germ grass 1oz/week. Radish juice. 5veges, 5fruits, 5 berries lot of water. ...Read more

Lymphatic (Definition)

Arteries and veins carry blood around the body. Fluid leaks out and bathes the tissues and is returned to the heart by a system of vessels termed the lymphatic system. Without it fluid would accumulate in tissues ...Read more