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Will restricted clothing work to treat lymphedema?

Will restricted clothing work to treat lymphedema?

How restrictive?: If by restrictive clothing you mean compression sleeves and stockings, yes. If you just mean a tight pair of pants or a tight shirt, no. ...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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I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?

Lymphedema: I would investigate the topic on the Internet, as there are numerous patient focused websites dealing with this issue. ...Read more

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What is lymphedema and do you treat lymphatic disorders?

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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Interested to know how does vencetacil treat lymphedema?

Interested to know how does vencetacil treat lymphedema?

Need details: U s pharmacopeia no such thing as vencetacil is listed. It appears in dominican republic , vince tacilla may be marketed as vencetacil is injected into for lymphedema , is not a approved treatment in usa may be the chemical could be one of betal lactamases that has enzymatic activity ...Read more

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How do physicians treat lymphedema?

How do physicians treat lymphedema?

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 more

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I am trying to find where to go for therapy to treat lymphedema of the arm. What should I consider?

MLD: You need to find a lymphedema center that provides manual lymphatic drainage and complete decongestive therapy. This is a specialized program that is the bet treatment for patients with lymphedema. ...Read more

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What the best way to treat extremely swollen ankles (on par with lymphedema) especially after a flight?

Ace wrap: Use undercast padding (cotton roll) on legs and wrap with ace wrapin the morning remove at night. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor would treat lymphedema of the lower leg?

What kind of doctor would treat lymphedema of the lower leg?

Surgeon/radiologist: Could also see a message therapist if there is no venous valvular insufficiency that needs correction. ...Read more

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How is lymphedema treated in women?

How is lymphedema treated in women?

The same for all: Whether male or female, treatment is the same. The mainstay is decongestive therapy as dr. Brown said. This includes elastic compression stockings, non-elastic circ-aids garments, sequential compression devices, lymphatic drainage/massage, diet and exercise. A great source of info is lymphnet.Org, as dr. Wagner said. ...Read more

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After having a brain tumor removed, I believe I have Lymphedema. Various facial locations swell randomly. What type of Dr would best confirm/treat?

After having a brain tumor removed, I believe I have Lymphedema.  Various facial locations swell randomly.  What type of Dr would best confirm/treat?

Brain tumor: Probably the best referral for possible complications of resection of brain tumor is the top cancer treatment centers in the US such as MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. They must excellent brain surgeon to deal with these kinds of problem. Thank you and good luck. ...Read more

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How long does lymphedema generally last?

How long does lymphedema generally last?

Life long concern: We try to prevent - with sentinel lymph node biopsies to decrease extent of surgery under the arm but it is always a concern i follow people with the ldex unit to measure their arms with electrical impedance to catch it early before we see it. It can be reversed and limited early in its course. One must avoid any arm infection, BP measurements or venous punctures on the affected arm. ...Read more

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Who is more likely at risk for lymphedema?

Depends.: One answer is, if you've had lymph nodes removed (e.g. Along with breast cancer surgery) or destroyed (e.g. Radiation therapy) you may be at risk. ...Read more

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Please tell me anything you know about lymphedema?

Please tell me anything you know about lymphedema?

Chronic Problem: Lymphedema is usually a chronic problem and can have many causes. Often times the primary cause may be unknown and this is called idiopathic. Primary lymphedema can be congenital, can occur in the teen age years or can occur in the over 40 year old group. Secondary lymphedema is often related to surgery, skin infections or, commonly, in relation to chronic venous insufficiency and leg swelling. ...Read more

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Where do you get compression sleeves for lymphedema?

Lymphedemaproducts: Lymphedemaproducts.Com to select the correct garment (ready-made or custom made), compression level, and, if necessary, fastening systems, the patients age, physical abilities (and limitations), lifestyle, type of lymphedema and any other conditions must be taken into consideration. It is necessary that a compression garment is chosen that meets the patient’s individual needs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if lymphedema makes you gain weight?

Slightly: lymphedema is a condition where obstruction to venous outflow in an extremity usually post surgery can cause retrograde welling from fluid accumulation in the extremity that fails to drain properly. Seen most often post axillary or groin surgery with and without radiation. Minimal wt gain ...Read more

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What condition is most likely to cause someone to have lymphedema?

Axillary dissection : Lymphedema (le) happens after lymph nodes have been removed or disrupted. In breast cancer surgery, le happens most frequently after someone has had an axillary dissection to remove a large group of nodes from the underarm. Radiation to the underarm increases the risk of le. Le can be triggered by trauma or infection of the arm. Obesity is also a risk factor for le after having nodes removed. ...Read more

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I have lymphedema. If i was to have kids in the future will they have lymohedema to.?

Not necessarily: Most lymphedema is acquired and not inherited . So the chances are good that you would not pass a gene that causes it. However i can't speak specifically about your case you must consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Does lymphedema cause stretch marks?

Yes: Lymphedema causes swelling. If the swelling is severe or occurs suddenly, it can cause stretch marks. ...Read more

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Are there important dietary concerns for people with lymphedema?

Are there important dietary concerns for people with lymphedema?

Not much: Not much is really in the literature. I tell my patients to limit salt to decrease fluid retention in general. Really it's the exercises and massage that will help the most. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sew up a hole in commpression stockings for lymphedema?

No: If the stocking broke, it is best to get a new one. In fact, you should change it twice a year if you are using them every day. They loose the effectiveness with use and wash. ...Read more

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