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How is lymphedema treated in women?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
9 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Lymphedema

Check out www.Lymphnet.
Org the national lymphedema network's site.

In brief: Lymphedema

Check out www.Lymphnet.
Org the national lymphedema network's site.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

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. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Wrap

Learn how to massage to drain lymph and need to do multilayer wraping called - complex decongestive therapy and reset lymphatics with pulsed electromagnetic therapy.

In brief: Wrap

Learn how to massage to drain lymph and need to do multilayer wraping called - complex decongestive therapy and reset lymphatics with pulsed electromagnetic therapy.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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