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What can I do if I have lymphedema?
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Therapy
There is physical therapy directed to improve this and also sleeves you can wear find a lymphedem clinic in your area.
www.drlugo.com.

In brief: Therapy
There is physical therapy directed to improve this and also sleeves you can wear find a lymphedem clinic in your area.
www.drlugo.com.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Lymphatic Pump
If it is bad enough, you can rent or even buy a machine called lympha press that helps squeeze the edema down.
It can be expensive but some insurances will cover it. Working with a physical and occupational therapist is very helpful also. There is surgery that tries to remove the lymphatic tissue, but is offered in the most severe cases - generally not recommended.

In brief: Lymphatic Pump
If it is bad enough, you can rent or even buy a machine called lympha press that helps squeeze the edema down.
It can be expensive but some insurances will cover it. Working with a physical and occupational therapist is very helpful also. There is surgery that tries to remove the lymphatic tissue, but is offered in the most severe cases - generally not recommended.
Dr. Prashant Sinha
Dr. Prashant Sinha
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Reduce Swelling
Lymphedema is due to increased back pressure in either the lymphatic or venous systems or a combination of both.
It can occur in any extremity and most commonly in the legs. The goal of treatment is to reduce the pressure by several modalities-elevation, compression stockings or bandages, lymphedema massage and sequential segmental pumps. Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic condition.

In brief: Reduce Swelling
Lymphedema is due to increased back pressure in either the lymphatic or venous systems or a combination of both.
It can occur in any extremity and most commonly in the legs. The goal of treatment is to reduce the pressure by several modalities-elevation, compression stockings or bandages, lymphedema massage and sequential segmental pumps. Unfortunately, lymphedema is a chronic condition.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Lymphedems
Compression stockings is the first line of treatment,placing them on legs prior to daily activity

In brief: Lymphedems
Compression stockings is the first line of treatment,placing them on legs prior to daily activity
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
In brief: Decongestion
The mainstay is decongestive therapy.
This includes wearing elastic compression stockings, using non-elastic circ-aid garments, sequential compression devices, lymphatic drainage/massage, diet and exercise. Going to a lymphedema clinic is helpful if you have one close. A great source of info is www.Lymphnet.Org.

In brief: Decongestion
The mainstay is decongestive therapy.
This includes wearing elastic compression stockings, using non-elastic circ-aid garments, sequential compression devices, lymphatic drainage/massage, diet and exercise. Going to a lymphedema clinic is helpful if you have one close. A great source of info is www.Lymphnet.Org.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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